stumpak wrote:The fact that they are loading up now on back of the rotation guys makes me think they are pretty confident they can make the RJ deal work. It makes sense; Arizona will drop their ridiculous demands eventaully, what else are they going to do, keep him around and win 60 games instead of 50 and then get nothing in return for him whe he hangs it up?
Arizona still has one bargaining chip to play - fan attendance. Honestly, would you buy season tickets, or even tickets at all, to go see the Arizona Diamondbacks without Randy Johnson? I mean who are you paying to see? Casey Fossum? Alex Cintron? Luis Terrero? Hardly the cornerstones of any organization. At least with RJ, they will sell some tickets. I agree with you that the Yankees are thinking Arizona will get desperate, but I have a hard time believing they actually will.