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Beane kept news of Sammy Watkins deal from Sean McDermott.


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#121 T-Bomb

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:34 AM

It's pretty clear from both sides, if you can believe them, that the trade was agreed to before the game. It was a done deal. All that remained was convincing Pegula and McD. The particulars of the trade were agreed to, and Beane knew it was going through.

 

If it was a done deal then why bother meeting with the owner and the coach?

 

A deal in principal is not a done deal, jeez some of you people...



#122 dave mcbride

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:05 AM

Actually I think it was to take the pressure of of McD should the players revolt over jettisoning the best talent on the roster on the eve of the season..


Good point. Hadn't thought of that. That said, showcasing Sammy at the beginning of the game will tell any player with half a brain all they need to know about the drivers behind the trade.