Unless you're a mm (market maker or an exchange) all you can do is sell contracts you already own.
The volumes reported on Yahoo are nearly 2 weeks old. When those trades occurred I called ETrade to confirm and was told these were butterflies and all closing. I had them double check on that initial call and they did. I did that Feb.7, the actual day of the trades, before posting "Restricted: For longs only"
I noted the details in my Feb.10 comments "WHAT HAPPENED TO CLOSING TRADES ONLY"
I am still waiting for an answer more than a week later even after I told ETrade I want the reply in writing, not a phone conversation.
Did we witness a mm trick? If so, was it a crime?
Why would mm want so many calls at this point?