“Ruben has always been a buyer,” one rival executive said. “He doesn’t know how to sell.”
Well that’s spectacular news, as Ruben is now in a position where he should be selling, but might be skewing reality to fit his skill set as a GM. As Rosenthal points out, Ruben has been a seller before; when he sent Cliff Lee to Seattle for Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn and two other guys with heartbeats, reportedly.
But if this is the general consensus, which wouldn’t make it true, necessarily, just hauntingly enlightening on our ignorant end, then these are some rough seas ahead. Of course, you never kn
ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT THE ORIOLES HAVE MADE DYLAN BUNDY AVAILABLE
Yes, the Orioles, the team said to be pushing hard (???) for Michael Young (???), have made their top prospect touchable in the right deal. Is Michael Young the right deal? Oh my god, no. If the Orioles said he was, they’d be hiding something so awful about Bundy we don’t dare try to imagine what it is.
Sex cruise ship captain in the offseason?
The point is, Ruben’s unlikeliness or ineptitude at selling is not something that will be pretty, but it appears to be one or the other – and the Orioles have just become even more appealing.
You can put to bed most of your Papelbon-selling dreams, too, as the Tigers just acquired Jose Veras from the Astros. With his motives questionable and his actions limited, it’s almost morbidly curious to see where this runaway train finally crashes.
@FelskeFiles NO YOU DON’T SELL SELL SELL SELL
— Justin Klugh (@TBOHblog) July 29, 2013