Apparently, Hal is a Refs fan.
How about a new GM for a start. That would be unexpected.
At this point I'm mystified. Only sensible explanation is that the club is talking him up as a tactic to increase RR's trade value.
Ah, okay. I think I understand your point of view a bit better now. To paraphrase you, you think there are ways successful players contribute to winning
That's classic Cashman. Cover himself, throw others under the bus when possible.
I don't even have an issue with not wanting to trade Refsnyder.