Team stability means alot more than signing guys to 1 and 2 year contracts. Especially given our history of them not knowing how long they wil be here anyway. From his comments it is apparent he is in the wait and see mode. He outright said he dosen't want to talk contracts during this season, so offering him something right now is counter-productive. The FO will keep dropping hints to the media that they want to get a deal done, but they have to do that just to keep the few that attend games still coming. After this season check and see what his feelings are. I'm willing to bet his commenmts are going to be along these same lines. He'll take the one year deals with no arbitration and wait til he hits FA. If he isn't traded before then. But sign a couple names, give them a no trade clause, and his opinion may change. "May" being the operative word here.