I’m suprised Scott Boras hasn’t used this technique. Here it is:
1. A player in his contract year plays poorly, but has had success in the past.
2. Right at the beginning of winter, Boras has the player go and get contact lenses (about .0002 power) and announces to the world, “Oh my goshy garsh, I can’t believe this! I can see the ball so clearly now!”
GM’s: *mumble mumble old self mumble mumble imagine if he mumble mumble take a chance*
Boom. 12 Year Contract, 84 Zillion dollars.
HOW has Scottie not thought of this one yet? He’s slipping… and I’m in the wrong bidness.