Originally Posted by XplodingScorbord
Again, you do not give him up for nothing. You do not give him up for a lousy prospect. He's going into a contract year. That is a big advantage whether we keep him or we trade him.
If we keep him, he's motivated to bust his butt next year. If we trade him, he's motivated to bust his butt next year and thus should have value. Significant value.
I don't think telling another GM, "It's his contract year, so he will play harder!" would really be a good selling point.