We should have never let him leave to begin with. He was a productive LH bat in the middle of the order and should have been re-signed.
I was very irked when Rick Hahn was quoted a week after he signed with Texas that they needed another LH bat to balance the lineup.
This is pure speculation on my part, but I think one reason he wasn't re-signed was that they needed to choose between him and Jake Peavy .
I don't think there's any question that from a pure baseball standpoint you make him an offer. I think the bigger question is whether Rick Hahn or anyone else in a decision-making role in the organization would be willing to eat humble pie, admit they were wrong to let him leave, and make him an offer.
"It's not the high price of stardom that bothers me...it's the high price of mediocrity." - Bill Veeck