Originally Posted by Redsnake
I do have a problem with it. Now I know sometimes you need to keep things secret, but some times you need to leak things out there for the public and other teams to know. Oh course this is only effective if the Reds are looking to unload players like Hatty, Freel, etc. You need to generate as much buzz, interest to reach a max value in trade. At the very least it will get fans to tune in everyday on the lastest news on there team. Which in the long run could..could generate more money.
Buzz is something important when dealing with marketing but is it really important when you're part of a self-contained organization with members making deals with each other? I guess the only way I see it coming into play would be to get the attention of agents. Even so, it's the GMs that make the deals.
Another thing to keep in mind is that "buzz" and having fans following every behind-the-scenes move can also have negative effects. While info on deals may make fans feel more connected, constant news of failed deals or their favorite player being shopped could create a "doom-and-gloom" atmosphere that would fester for months.
All that matters is who is on the roster come Opening Day.