If you want to imply items from Peter Vescey in Friday's NY Post, perhaps Chris has fallen back into the bad habits he once had. Would explain being out of shape, lying about it, and getting mugged with 30k.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
And if you let them walk and get nothing in return, it's like the Sox letting Clemens go and getting nothing. Plus lots of cap space doesn't necessarily mean you will get any big FA's (see Bulls, Chicago and Clips, LA).