If EVERYTHING goes right for Gordon he might be A-rod in 3 years. Same with Delmon Young. So unless you get both it really worth your effort. The problem was you accepted his first trade to quickly now he think so now he thinks he can get A-Rod for less.
Do not do that trade unless you get both Delmon Young and Gordon. Forget about Quentin, Lincecum, Drew, and Hermida. The two guys you really want from that trade were Delmon Young and Alex Gordon. If he can get those two plus one other for A-Rod alone, do it. Otherwise tell him to hit the bricks.
A rule of thumb in bargaining never accept the first offer.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.
powenM wrote:Doubt he'll do it (or he'll atleast ask for Rios to be thrown in)but i offered him ARod for those 2 plus SDrew
He sent me this email:
Sorry, A-Rod is great and all, but I have high expectations for all of those guys, 3 of the potential best players in the game over the next few years, I am not dieing to move any of them, so any offer is gonna have to convince me, im willing to wait for them to achieve their potential, ill still listen to offers, but it'll have to be something convincing on my end.
Just traded BButler, BWood & JLoney for Mark Teixeira, Ryan Theriot & Renyel Pinto in a DYNASTY LEAGUE. Big gamble I know!
After reading this thread, I have a couple of questions. First, did he actually propose the trade in OP to you? Second, how did he bring up that he was not willing to trade either Delmon or Alex Gordon?