I may be wrong, but I don't think that the tender salary automatically drops to 110% of his 2012 salary. I believe the FO has to enact that. Obviously, that's not something that most teams would do unless a player was truly being unbearable.
You are right, I am just weary of explaining things with facts. It's easier to simply put out there that Cruz is going to be harmed if..... It seems to soothe some folks
I dont think cruz deserves 10+ mil a year, however, the idea that cruz can only rely on his speed and quickness in order to make plays are way overblown and shouldnt be used to argue against him not making top dollar.
He's made a lot of big drops too dude, which is what makes him fall short of elite status.