For the last month it was assumed Smitty will be cut per Gettleman's past tense remarks and player assessment comments....what is made up about that?
Then in the last few days before the FA period Smitty is now up for trade?
What did I make up?
Gettleman never said he would be cut. Gettleman never said he would be traded. Nobody from the team said he would be cut or traded. There is no question he is being evaluated but you make it sound like the team or Gettleman is making statements and backing down or altering them. It's pure media speculation and reports. Not one word from the team about their intentions.
I'm pretty sure everything we have heard about trades and cuts are from members of the media speculating and citing "league sources". Gettleman hasn't said a word about his intentions regarding trading or cutting.
Replacing Smith would be great if we had someone to replace him with. We don't. We have a poo FA pool, almost no money and a guy who almost caught one pass last season. So Gettleman is going to draft at least to guys who will be ready to step in and tear things up starting game one?
Saying it's just about the money is being purposefully ignorant.
I don't think his heart is 100% in it anymore and it's not worth it to him to put in his typical 120% effort for a lesser amount. I don't blame him for that and I don't blame the team for wanting otherwise.
Everyone is wanting to make one side or the other a villain but it doesn't have to be that way.
Would love the kid to start at LT from auburn but as I said Mathews,lewan,Robinson will all go top 15, I don't know who we may look at there's slot of guys outhere would do a job but have played mostly at RT, il reserve my judgement til when the season starts but I'm suprised we didn't go after one of Monroe,Veldheer, Albert or Collins.
Free agency doesn't start until tomorrow. Why are you discussing it like it's over?