Thread: Bob Has Spoken
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11-25-2003, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ShootOut
The first factor is possible; the second one seems illogical to me. If Bob Gainey was actively shopping Ribeiro, he wouldn't come out in public to criticize him about his lack of consistency, as it certainly hurts his trading value. He'd address this issue privately.
AH, but he's indicating that the player has so much more to bring to the table. Reverse psychology for the other GM's. Plus, I don't think he has any intention of trading Ribby at this moment - he's satisfied (or resigned) to the fact that Ribby will be part of the growing process for the next couple of years or so.

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