I'm posting a stupid fanpost. It should be a fanshot, but I'm really interested to see everyone's opinion and I think there are quite a few who would not see a poll posted as a fanshot. So, the question is simple. Do you support or not support JDs decision to NOT beat the Yankees offer of Montero and Adams?
Feel free to comment on what you think beats the Yankee's offer. And, it's interesting to me that it has come down to Smoak and that there are a number of columnists and at least one blogger in Jamey that would be willing to seriously consider trading Smoak to get Lee.
My opinion is that they shouldn't trade anyone who is helping them this year or next. Perez is fair game from my perspective, so is Chris Davis, but not Scheppers or Smoak, who will both contribute this year and for which there are reasonable expectations they will contribute more next year.
I'm comfortable with JD saying no, if indeed he did say no, to moving Smoak, and letting Lee go to the Yankees for Montero. I'm surprised it took Montero, but I think the reason it did might come out later, and I think the reason is that the Yankees are blocking the Rays. I'm a little surprised we didn't hear any Red Sox rumors. I'm certainly willing to bet that we find out later that the Rays were quietly pushing the market on Lee and the Yankees did what they had to do to keep the Rays out of it.