Originally Posted by LoveYourSuit
If Javy could be had for a cheap FA contract right now, why wouldn't the team looking for a starter (Gavin) sign Javy outright instead of trading for one?
Javy has said he wants to pitch for a contender and we all know he hates west coast teams because it is too far from his family in Puerto Rico. If he views you as a "non-contender" or have a team in the Pacific time zone, you probably don't have a chance to sign him. When you make a trade, the player does not have a choice unless they have it written in their contract. Free agents like Javy are in the driver's seat and they know it.
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