"Hey Will, what did you do this weekend?"
"Oh, you know, I was the designated bearer of bad news on AN, it was pretty sweet."
So once again the A's have offered top dollar to a premium free agent and been shunned. Is it Geren? The Coli? The general stadium uncertainty? Are players not buying us as a legit contender?
Personally, this is frustrating as hell. I thought we'd have Beltre sign with another team for a discount for the reasons above if he didn't sign with the A's. Instead, just a plain no. Now I'm not sure that any deal could have brought him here. I feel like I did asking girls to dances as a sophomore in high school. Not good memories....
So I'm trying to look ahead to our next step, but I'm not sure what that is. We released two decent bats who would've been forced to play for us in search of players that weren't even interested.
There's still lots of offseason left in play, but I'm honestly running a little short on optimism.
Make me a believer Billy, the ball's in your court.