View Single Post
Old 06-06-2016, 12:19 PM   #3
Number4
Major Leagues
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 460
Thanks: 44
Thanked 241x in 154 posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrWideFrame View Post
I have a player who is about to hit free agency after this season. For each of the last 3 seasons he has been unwilling to even open negotiations for an extension. He is my best player and I'm worried I'll be unable to re-sign him because he won't even let me make one offer. I've been saved by arbitration the last few years. This feels like a bug to me. Any way around this?
He just does not want to sign for you lot. There could be baseball related reasons ("Your team sucks, I want a ring, see you!"), clubhouse related reasons ("My teammates here suck, no way I'm signing here", "For this manager? Never!") or things completly beyond your control ("Don't want to spend my life/have my children grow up in the dump that is (insert town name here)", "The climate in (insert town name here) sucks, I'd rather be somewhere else") and probably a lot of more reasons are possible.

Anyway, it seems that for whatever reason, this player wants to play somewhere else. Sounds like a feature, not a bug.
Fire a qualifying offer his way, let the door hit him on his ass, enjoy your free draft pick and sign someone else actually wanting to play for your ballclub instead.
__________________
"Odor is now 2 for 5 today"
(Commentator, after Rougned Odor, up to then 1 for 4, punched Jose Bautista square in the face.)
Number4 is offline   Reply With Quote
3 thanks for this post:
Hammercraft (06-06-2016), JMGC (06-07-2016), TomVeal (06-06-2016)