Don't sweat it. We're good.
Originally Posted by dunbummin
My point was that if he weren't so good, they would have had no problem at all meeting his demands. And that's sad. They won't pay a premium for premium players either because they won't or they can't. If they won't, shame on them. If they can't, shame on them again for holding on to the team in the first place.
The alternative of trading to an inside straight i.e. swapping him for some youngsters and hopt the youngsters turn out usually doesn't work. But it's easy to see why that's a viable alternative for the owners because they have an opportunity to market hope with a cheaper team.
Sorry, that doesnt cut it in my book.
To repeat myself for the 99th time, I'm not saying you can never trade Dickey. Depends on who you're getting back. But trading Dickey here doesn't seem to be even remotely close to resembling a strategic baseball move. No, it seems like they've determined they don't want to pay him so they want to bring in the cheaper alternatives.
But hey, reasonable people can disagree.
"Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears – but they seem kinda sensible...."