They paid him like he was going to be a pro bowler, so yeah, it was a bad deal.I don't think they knew at the time that the cap would be lower when they made the deal, but I could be wrong. I agree it's a lot of money, but it was only money. Flores needs to create a culture there in his image as soon as possible. KVN was, I think, a good shortcut to take. Pulling off the bandaid now after getting something akin to expected production isn't a bad trade-off. If he was expecting KVN to go pro-bowler for 3 years, then, yeah, it was a bad deal.