If you are trying to shop the guy why would you give into his demands? Just because on the outside it looks like we are only offering X amount of dollars doesn't mean that is all we are willing to pay.
We made an offer of 2/20. Then he made a counter offer. That is all that has happened. After that we have been trying to shop him. Is it because of his demands? Who knows. However what we do know is weather he was looking for 1 dollar or 20 million dollars he was going to get shopped around.
And all the reports indicate the Rangers have no problem forking over top prospects for him. People over pay every year for premium positions regardless of the circumstances. Just because it doesn't look like we want to give Dickey 45 million dollars means no other team will trade for him and resign him?