SpecialFNK wrote:at this point no team was going to even give up a fringe prospect for him. hes owed too much money and he sucks.
Ricciardi made a HUGE mistake by not trading Ryan during the offseason when he still had some value. Ricciardi said during the offseason he had no interest in trading Ryan, which was a stupid move! there were teams that were looking for closers that would have traded something. he could have got a player in return AND saved money.
another bone head move by Ricciardi. sure hes not the worst GM in baseball, but i hardly think he is anywhere near the top.
How do you know he what he could have gotten for BJ Ryan in the offseason? In fact, how do you know he didn't try to trade him (I don't remember this quote about having no interest in doing it)?