Javier steps out of his building and looks across a sunny Walton Avenue.
“It’s gonna be a great day, isn’t it?”
“That depends,” shot Marcus who is sitting on the steps reading the newspaper.
“Depends on what?” Javier asks.
“Your point of view,” Marcus says. “About fifteen guys have been by here and all of them are nervous about this trade business.
“Some say we need Johan Santana,” he continues. “Others say we can’t give up all the young players. One guy almost punched me when I mentioned that one of the papers said Hughes and Kennedy and Melky might go in this deal.”
“The tales are getting pretty tall,” Javier says. “People are focused on every scrap of news because there are no games to watch.
“Some of them are so desperate that they’ll believe anything,” Javier goes on. “Everyone just needs to relax and let Cashman do his job. He’ll put together a winner.”
“You’re pretty confident,” Marcus says.
“It’s all in your point of view.”