- Aug 8, 2004
They were so dead-set on trading Mookie that they made repeated attempts to sign him to a long-term contract? And we absolutely know that Mookie would not have accepted 10/360, because he kept saying he wanted to go to free agency. The only suggestion we have that he was even willing to engage at all is Merloni's report that he wanted 12/420. If, despite all the reporting, he had been willing to accept 10/360, and the Red Sox were offering 10/300, they'd have found common ground.How can you say this...we have no idea if Mookie would have accepted, say, 10/360, because the Sox never offered it, because they were dead-set on trading Mookie.