i agree, i was waiting for amazinz to bring an optimistic point of view to this topic. as for rynman, i'm interested to hear what you were offered for beltran.
Nothing really thrilling, just 3 for 3 trades with him in there, but he has stated to me on numerous occasions that he wants him bad. I think I could get some combination of M. Young, Halladay, Mora, C. Cordero, Thome all from him if I threw in another player or two. When a guy shows you that he is THAT keen to get a guy, I think you have to use it to your advantage.