Sunday, December 12, 2004
it appears that the Renteria rumor could have been planted by the Sox. The objective was to spark Tek to sign on the dotted line showing that the Sox are prepared to move in another direction. The leak was meant to move Tek's situation along.
"It's one of the major issues here in trying to fit all the prices in the puzzle," he said. "Going with an expensive shortstop would cause us to miss out on other opportunities, but we'd get a great player. If we go with a less costly solution, it would allow us to pursue other opportunities, but we might be hurting ourselves on the field."
I wonder who Theo is referring to as "other opportunities."