Originally Posted by sandalskate
Yes- if that is what the market is for Big Ben,,- if the Bolts want to keep him around they might need to pony up a little more- we'll see in the off season I suppose!
I'm almost 100% sure Bishop is a Restricted Free Agent, which mean we own his rights and he can't just go out this summer and sign anywhere. So, while there's always negotiation, there's no competition from outside clubs.
Now, he probably has arbitration rights which is the only leverage his has, but a Lindback contract for him is a nice bump up and one that an arbitrator would likely look at as a comparative.