What are the other players on the Jays with team-friendly contracts (Bautista, EE, Morrow, Santos) gonna think if the Jays give Oliver extra money, but won't renegotiate with them? Or worse yet, what about the other arbitration-eligible or pre-arb players who are due for contract extensions.
It's not something a GM should ever be bullied into doing. It looks like Oliver still wants to pitch. So it would really be a shame for him if he misses out on a potential World Series run while he's at his peak performance no less, just because he thought he could squeeze an extra million from the Jays.
Haha yeah, that would be an awesome troll move