Originally Posted by Benihana
Point is - by trading Bailey you're upgrading the offense. And if Johnny Cueto is healthy, he should be able to pitch like Vailey did this year. So with what would appear to be the same or a better team than this year, I have a hard time seeing how anyone would be punting 2014.
Not so sure. Your trading Bailey for prospects who don't make any money. Arroyo accepting the deal takes all the money and Bailey is being dealt to get back to budget. If you take money back, you're still over-budget. Under those circumstances, you get the best prospects you can get and that may not include anyone who is ready to upgrade the offense in 2014. There is only a limited few guys who may satisfy those requirements and you may not get any of them, but you'll still be forced to deal Bailey because Arroyo accepting means he has
If you want to shop Bailey to upgrade the offense, then there has to be an option for keeping him if you don't get what you want. If Arroyo accepts a big contract, that option won't exist. You'll be moving from shopping
Bailey to dumping