“I think it’s fun for us to be in position where we can get into every trade conversation, but I also think this perception that we have too many prospects and we need to get rid of some of them, that doesn’t register with me. We want to have a very talented organization. We need to make good trades. We don’t need to jettison players. So, that’s what we’re focused on doing. But I think we’re very open to and very realistic about making our prospects available because there’s some impact players out there, possibly, on the trade market and you’ve got to give something to get something.”
That could well be. The MOU has parts that each side likes and others they grudgingly agreed to in order to get the parts they like. Angelos doesn’t want to lose leverage by locking in the lease commitment without getting the development rights promised in the MOU in an equally enforceable fashion.