Worst Negotiator Ever?

"If they came back to us and told us what it would take and we thought that it made sense for us, then yes [the original offer could be altered]," MacPhail said.

(h/t SoSH)

3 comments… add one
  • The Orioles have Teixeira exactly where they want him. He’ll come crawling back for less.
    Meanwhile, Olney thinks it’s down to three–the Nationals, Angels and Sox. He says the Yanks haven’t made an offer.

    Nick-YF December 17, 2008, 6:46 pm
  • Salesman: “I have a handkerchief once used by Al Bumbry when he had the flu. It’s unwashed, and I’m asking five dollars.”
    Orioles: “Seven fifty!”
    Salesman: “Eight dollars.”
    Orioles: “A bag of pistachios!”
    Salesman: “Eight dollars.”
    Orioles: “TEN DOLLARS!”
    Salesman: “Done.”

    attackgerbil December 17, 2008, 7:30 pm
  • mmm…pistachios…one of my many weaknesses…i’d sign for a bag of the turkish kind any day…boras would hate me as a client…i still think the yanks’ll jump into this…despite dave, rob, ‘a’, and woo’s rantings, he’s the best hitter out there, who just so happens to be a 1b…

    dc December 18, 2008, 9:21 am

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