Not allowing these matters to be decoupled puts Angelos in a little bit of a pickle then, no? My limited understanding of this issue is that these additional development rights have to be approved by the General Assembly, which does not meet again until January. But the lease needs to be signed by 12/31, lest Angelos and the MSA agree to another short term lease/extension. Not getting a full lease done by 12/31 would be quite the bad look for everyone involved, not that John Angelos seems to give a damn about the veracity of his public statements.
You're making the offensive situation sound much more dire than it actually is. And the whole point of stripping it down to the studs and rebuilding with a bevy of young hitting prospects is that you trust your analysis/scouting and you bank on them improving. I would say it worked out pretty well with Henderson and Rutschman last season, no? A full season with Westburg and Kjerstad in particular in the lineup should offer a pretty significant bosot to the offense. And you'll also likely be adding another solid bat to the lineup in Holliday mid-season. For a team that we all suspect has a glass ceiling budget there's absolutely no reason to spend a portion of those precious dollars on a MOO bat. Not when they have much more glaring needs on the pitching side.