To clarify my previous remark, it wasn't "start talking." I'm pretty sure they've been saying things such as "We intend to sign him" and "we want to sign him as fast as possible", etc.
Originally Posted by fanofclendennon
It would be a boneheaded thing for them to say if they had no intention of following through. I guess you might get a couple extra season ticket sales in the mean time, but if/when they failed to sign him, they would take the heat even more than they might have normally.
If they really intended to trade him, I would've suspected Sandy to be acting similar to the way he did with Reyes, basically softening the blow by explaining that it might not happen.
Sandy is a proven liar and a shill for the worst ownership in baseball