Originally Posted by wheels
And none of that excuses O'Brien for that fat contract he gave him in the offseason.
Even though he knew he was a shoulder blowup waiting to happen.
Even though he wanted to trade him at the deadline.
I always appreciate it when we get inside info from behind the scenes. So much goes into every decision that we aren't privy too. Sometimes, our best guess at what's going on doesn't paint a complete picture.
Then again, sometimes it does.
It almost makes the resigning more of a mistake when you consider that the reasons DanO often cited to keep Wilson weren't enough to keep him when he had this trade on the table (i.e. work ethic, clubhouse chemistry, etc.).
Damaged wing + fading down the stretch = fat contract. Very bad math.