- Jul 15, 2005
Yeah, I'm not saying JDM would be right to be mad about this (if this is what happened), just offering a possible explanation for his seemingly irrational reactions.Teams do this all the time though. When the Yankees signed Damon, didn't Cashman give him a take-it-or-leave-it offer? In other words, Cashman said, "Here is what we're prepared to offer right now. If you leave, the offer won't be on the table anymore." And Damon took it.
GMs who are good at their job and don't want to be played as fools do this sort of thing at every negotiation. Boras, above everyone, should recognize this as SOP.