Good point. Sometimes, in business, you have to say things that may not necessarily be true. So long as no one gets hurt by it. Your public position must always support the organization and your statements need to portray whatever is necessary to promote the welfare of the team.
One thing I do have a problem with was the way the Dickey situation seems to have been handled. Rather than low balling R.A. to deliberately prolong the negotiations, Sandy should have been up front, telling Dickey that he is a valuable asset, but that he was obligated to see what Dickey was worth on the trade market before proceding with serious extension negotiations. Dickey had no choice but to wait it out anyway. That way, perhaps he would not have been disgruntled.
Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.