Fine, Jon, how about that shortstop Simmons on the Braves?
No! Why in the world would I do that trade? Simmons is our stud young shortstop with superb defense and a solid bat, and you want me to trade him for a Double-A third baseman who you only brought up to the big leagues because your team has no depth?
What? It’s not like this is the Mark Teixeira trade or anything.
No. Instead, you’re trying to use me as a pawn for your master plan to acquire Justin Upton, rule the world, and lose the next five World Series.
Fine. Be that way…Kevin, they didn’t bite on Simmons.
OK Jon. Call me when you’re ready to trade Andrus or Profar…Hi, Andrew. How about a trade built around Upton and James Shields?…What? I’ll have to call you back.