Surprise, surprise, the Yanks are

Surprise, surprise, the Yanks are “back” in the Guerrero sweepstakes. I don’t believe a word coming out of the Yankees front office re: Sheffield’s “additional” demands. This is all backtracking following Guerrero’s release from the Expos. On the other hand, I don’t see how Atlanta has a case for compensation. According to today’s papers, they are asking for compensatory draft picks, which makes no sense to me. They state that they were under the impression that the Yankees had a deal with Sheffield, so they didn’t offer him arbitration, but wouldn’t the opposite situation rule if that were the case? If they knew he had a deal with the Yankees, why wouldn’t they offer him arbitration (free draft pick, right?). That they didn’t offer him such an option destroys their case. Or am I missing something?