In response to softlaw2's comment:
Southfaux, in fact, I said not to include Bogaerts unless he was necessary to top the next best offer. The Braves offer was weaker than the Mariners. Had Ellsbury and his tailing draft pick been converted to trade currency, none of the 3 B's would have been required to acquire the DBacks approval of the Upton trade. An extension that took J. Upton to age 33 would have closed the deal.
Could have had Bradley and J. Upton, for a long, long time. And without trading Bogaerts or Barnes. Ellsbury had to go, though, which was why this board denounced J. Upton as an acquisition target. Management simply has done what this Board wanted.
Seriously? That tin foil hat might be getting a little tight softy.