There's a big difference between saying you "want to stay" in whatever city and saying that you're not even gonna take a realistic look at FA. Or what Byrd is doing in Buffalo right now--he wants outta there BAD and virtually no offer they could realistically make would keep him. Rumor has it he already turned down $10m/yr. Anyway, I do believe McCown would have prob stayed if not for a good chance to start elsewhere and the market spiraling upward past the $3.5m or so that was typical last year or two. Call me naive if you want. I wish him the best.