Re: You've got to be kidding me....Reds continue to negotiate with Aurilia
It was never about getting another draft pick.
To the extent that the Reds believed that Aurilia might go to another team -- as I think he was probably hoping to do, given that O"Brien wouldn't promise him the 2B job -- I think they were protecting their interests by getting the draft pick compensation in place. Would have been nice. Instead, RA has discovered nobody else wanted him as a starter, and it also appears nobody else would offer him a utility job at a rate he deemed preferable to what he has on the table from the Reds. I get the feeling he has overvalued himself, and will come crawling back with that same chip he had on his shoulder last year.
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