he could have changed his mind for any number of reasons. They could have gotten really deep with things and maybe asked Fletcher if he honestly thought he had a place here long-term. If Gui wanted to be with his kid, the promise of a long term relationship might have been enough to actually get them to move here. If Fletcher was honest and said "probably not", maybe it was enough impetus to make Gui rethink his short and long term goals. I still think he wants and will get a short term contract this time around, but after that he'll be looking for a place long term. While he's waiting, he wants to be where his kid is.
Something like that. Believe it or not, some people do place their kids before their job.
For one, not throw away a player's rights. Too valuable, even with his injury history.
Buuuuuuut, it's done with now and I'm over it.
Weren't we given every indication that he wanted to stay here? We wanted to keep him on an incentive-laden deal and then he pulls a 180 saying he wants to move close to his son. Realistically what chance did we have to move his rights at that point?