Don't try, don't give up, don't take "well, my fiance kinda prefers New Jersey" for an answer.
Cole and Strasburg just weren't realistic.If you think we had a snowballs chance in hell landing either then please give me a paragraph on how USAFChief would have handled it.
Bumgarner was very clear about leaving money on the table to play in Arizona.It was his preference.Not sure how you would have swung that.Please be specific and explain how you would have worked that one.I am curious.
As far as Wheeler is concerned, he has an extensive injury history.Over the course of three seasons 2015 to 2017 he pitched a total of 86 innings.Are you saying we needed to hit a number higher than Philadelphia?What do you prescribe?I think it is an insane contract that Philly will most likely regret.
I have been through Ryu with you.
If you want to make signings that don't make no sense then OK whatever.Giving Wheeler and Ryu more than what they got is terminally stupid.The only one I think signed what could be termed as a reasonable contract was Bumgarner.
You seem to forget what free agent means, specifically with higher level free agents.It means they are free to go where they want to go and if they have a short list of places they want to play then that is where they are going to go.When we get into guys earning 9 figures then money stops mattering.Another 20 million means nothing to a guy who knows he's going to earn 9 figures and go where he wants to go.You believe the Twins can coax guys with money and you really need to give up the ghost with that.It just ain't happening in 2020.