December 03, 2013
Nolasco's $49 million, four-year contract is the richest the team has given to a free agent.
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''I don't think it's the greatest path because it is risky, we all know that,'' Ryan said. ''Free agency is not the answer. It's a help and a supplement to the roster. But if you relied on free agency year in and year out it's not going to work. We're in a situation where we need help. We need immediate help and this is the reason that Ricky's sitting here.''

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