That being said, he had better get surgery. This rest thing just ain't cutting it. The longer he goes without getting this fixed right, the more speculation will grow on him faking it. If he actually gets it fixed and plays ( even if its next year) then he will be worth it. I'm not that worried about this year, I've said before that we don't want to get too good too fast.
I think the biggest thing that is getting people angry are his comments before the contract. The ones about what "caliber of player he is". He really messed up and overplayed his hand while trying to get paid. And that's all it was about, trying to get paid. I honestly think he doesn't care where he plays for as long as he sees the $$$$$$. Obviously he's not gonna earn it this year, but I don't mind as long as this gets done right and he can have a chance to earn it next year. And by that point, he will have plenty of pressure to do so.
*this statement only applies if he gets surgery.