He could have played last year if his demands weren't so steep. If he was willing to accept a minor league contract with incentives he'd be signed today. But expecting someone to give you $7m just because is pretty unrealistic.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey