From the only baseball writer who wakes up earlier than me:
Many Rival evaluators find PHI asks on their players to be greatly overpriced within the context of the current market, as they did in July.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 19, 2014
Theory: it’s a bad idea to have the guy who was unable to determine the proper time to commence a tear-down and rebuild to actually run said tear-down and rebuild. By definition he values that which he has to an irrational level, thus he will continue to do so as a means of self-validation, be it conscious or otherwise.
It’s the same reason why family members of hoarders take them out for coffee or whatever when the health department comes by to rid their gross old house of all of those trash piles, bundled-up newspapers and Ryan Howards. A lack of objectivity, you see.