And Now We Feel Better
We feel better because the Mariners didn’t actually literally bid against themselves.
The original author, Evan Grant:
more tongue in cheek, but they had bid 225/9 and nobody came close, then went 10/240
The reality is still that the Mariners were desperate, the reality is still that the Mariners were in a hurry to get this done before the winter meetings, and the reality is still that the Mariners blew away the Yankees, who seem to have had the only other offer, but thanks to the clarification we know the Mariners weren’t just bumbling clueless idiots. Now consider how ready you were to believe that they were bumbling clueless idiots.
Remember that happiness isn’t about good things. It’s about things that positively exceed our expectations. The clarification makes me happier, and that’s a little embarrassing.