mweir145 wrote:I've never understood how you can criticize a team for not making a trade when you have no idea what was even offered to them.
Because you are hoping to hit the lotto, that they decline Arb, and that some retard GM will forfeit his 1st round to the Jays for Middle Relief pitcher. The safe bet would have been to cash in, since the middle relief market is no where near whats its been in the past few years [despite what you think].
AA has balls. I like balls. Offer Arb, and hope they decline, and hope the village idiot signs them.
If Downs accepts arb, than AA has failed miserably. Not because he has to pay Downs, but because he didn't turn Downs into a return for the future. Instead now has a good middle relief pitcher for a 4th place team next year.