His clownfulness is the tarnish. But he said roid use was rampant in MLB and was hooted down.
You don't think Chicago is expecting the team of Epstein/Maddon to get the Cubs turned around? I disagree.
Now onto the OP's question.
DRob - offer him 3/$33 IMO at the time of the QO with the seven days to accept it;
Excellent points, and they more success you have, the higher the expectations become - until they become unrealistic.
That would be the highest salary ever for a reliever right? It's pretty tempting.