Do people think that the Pats are saying "go ahead, take a look at the market, but come back to us with what you get and we'll match it if we can"? Because if they are doing that, I think they're demented. Who was the last player in any sport (other than Bernie Williams and Andy Pettitte) who hit the open market and then signed with the original team after giving that team the chance to match. Maybe that happened with Mike Lowell, too. But the Pats have tried that approach before and it's never seemed to work. I hope they aren't playing that game here. Thoughts?