Originally Posted by mth123
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 to go.
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 Bailey.
Again disagree. Good GMs know their players' value in the trade market. It's their job. If Walt doesnt believe he can trade Bailey for a cheap upgrade to the offense, maybe they shouldn't make a qualifying offer to Arroyo. I happen to believe Bailey could fetch that on the trade market, which is why I'd make the offer.