If we truly do fail to sign Saras then of course Plan B will immediately be implemented. Plan B being to sit back and wait to see who is released under the one-time amnesty provision of the CBA. I would expect the powers that be to hold onto as much of the MLE as possible so they could go after someone they target.
This brings up two questions:
a) Who do we expect to be made available?
b) Why are we pursueing Saras so hard when we have 3 pg's recently tied to contracts?
IMO, I firmly feel they may be looking for a Tinsley replacement. I think they are satisfied with Gill and AJ (note the recent contracts) and so the only one that can really be moved would be Tinsley.