So there's potentially a possible rumor maybe involving the following players:
And the guy we'd take is Jarvis? And we'd be happy about it simply because we'd only have to pay him for a season while he stunk? The alternative is to release Jarvis so at least he can negatively impact some other team's performance.
And we let the best player in the deal- a top 5 catcher- who would cost a couple mil more than an unproductive Casey to go to team #3...
...so we can get a player who we'd be best off releasing- thus eating his salary.
And we're ok with diminishing returns...because we'll get cheaper.
That's the smokescreen of "Payroll Flexibility" folks. Because if you can't use Casey's dollars to afford a productive Kendall, your team is truly screwed.
Kendall doesn't have the greatest contract, but if you can't afford it while moving 6.5 M, then you should just hang it up. Ridiculous.