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we were talking about this in one of the upton to Seattle threads a few days ago! and said it almost word for word.
What is strange is that word leaked last week that Arizona had come to terms on a trade that would have sent Upton to Seattle for a rich four-player bundle. Upton vetoed the trade because the Mariners are one of four teams on his no-trade list.
Towers had to know this. The Mariners had to know this. Was Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik just doing Towers a favor, publicly "offering" a king's ransom to help hike Upton's price?
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/01/15/4550425/stay-tuned-theres-more-to-come.html#storylink=cpy
here is the thread here.
I think it's a pretty big presumption to think the idea of the article the Star Telegram had was not original. On the other hand, I think you could say the same thing for the generation of the idea on these forums. In the end, I think it was a fairly obvious conclusion of the trade proposal and the way things went down that both parties reached in their own means, and the Star Telegram very likely did not steal this idea.
It wasn't my idea, but if I had come up with it, even though it's very conspiracy-theory-esque, I'd want it promulgated. I hope arp feels the same way.
Moral of the story: Don't get news from newspapers.
This idea is not specific enough to have been stolen. EVERYONE is speculating about this in the aftermath of the dry run trade.
This is silly.
Joe C, I agree with those who say that it's not necessarily specific enough of an idea to accuse the Startlegram of stealing it. But if you're going to post a thread in which Arp posits this theory on Jan 12th at 5:50am, then we may as well also post this thread:
Because that's the one in which I threw that theory out there Jan 10th at 11:16pm. Just sayin'.
Don't worry Arp, I do not plan to press charges for theft.
DuuuuuuudeSorry I missed posted!
and everyone else I just joking around here I don't think this a big deal I jst thought it was funny is all RELAX!!
What form did they sell us? the ID10T? the PU55Y? I am confused :(
I think your interpretation is backwards. One of the biggest obstacles in a negotiation is determining what the reservation price is for the counter-party. With this aborted trade, the league now knows what the maximum price will be to get Upton. To see this, let's say the bundle of players and other considerations being offered by Seattle has value = X. Since the D-backs were willing to accept X as sufficient to move Upton, X is now the ceiling on Upton. No team will offer more than X since they now know that X will get him. Let's denote the D-backs reservation price by Y. We know that X is greater than or equal to Y since the D-backs agreed to X with Seattle. Ideally a team would like to pay Y, the minimum price the D-backs are willing to accept for Upton, but nobody but the D-backs knows what Y is. But now we at least know that Y cannot be greater than X.
Journalism 101: If you don't have any news, invent the news.
I can't even understand what the posts title means.
The news invents the news all the time...See Sandy Hook Elementary if you don't believe so.
You lost me at "sold form us."
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