Lee Negotiations with Phillies

After reading both sides of the story (agent’s & Amaro’s). I think I understand what happened here. Amaro stated he made what he thought was a reasonable offer when they were negotiating at the winter meetings and negotiations ceased. I think Lee’s agent’s offer was considerably more than what Amaro offered and with this being free agency period, the Phillies had to act fast. The agent misread the negotiations. I would have kept Lee and let him walk and get 2 first round draft picks. I think the Phillies didn’t want an empty farm system in case they need to make a mid-season trade.