chickaboowah wrote:why not trade one of the guys with no options left? Price will do you no good tearing up AAA, if anyone should know its the Rays wasting Longoria for 1/3 of the year last year
Some people need to check their memories. Longoria joined the Rays on APRIL 12th, 2008!! In return for being willing to do that, they successfully negotiated a contract that could keep him a Ray for NINE years. And they still made the playoffs, so it cost them nothing in 2008.
If I am the Rays, the lesson from last year is that sending the player to AAA is an outstanding strategy, with almost no short-term downside and the potential for an excellent long-term payoff.
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