I find it interesting that Tom Haudricourt printed an article this morning that had Doug Melvin shamelessly praising Bush. "We like David; we think he's a good pitcher," Melvin said.
"If you look at the guy, he has won 12 games each of the last two seasons and pitched around 200 innings. He's got a pretty good chance of being in the rotation."
I cannot help but think that this article was directed towards Bush and his agent. Semi-promising a starting spot to him and then signing him to a deal that is below what an arbitration hearing would have gotten him? Seems like a pretty good strategy from my standpoint.