Tuesday, January 30, 2007

If recent history is any indication...

...Helton will be a Yankee in about three weeks for less than the Sox offered, Steinbrenner will make a snide comment about John Henry's willingness to go the extra distance for his fans, and Helton's lips will become a dark shade of blue or he will grow a weird afro and start playing right field.

Eh. They were asking too much for a guy that would be really expensive as he got old, especially since his main role would be just to work the pitch count rather than try to reclaim his lost power.

And another thing: isn't it considered tampering for an owner to mention the players he wants from another franchise while they are still under contract with the Sox?

1 Comments:

At 2:00 PM, February 01, 2007, Anonymous Steady B said...

And another thing: isn't it considered tampering for an owner to mention the players he wants from another franchise while they are still under contract with the Sox?

Steady B is confused by your question but hopes this will help:

It not tampering if you are discussing trades, but say if a player is undercontract and is being discussed in non-trade terms, then it is tampering. Direct contact with a player regarding trade or future contractual terms while the player is under contract with another team, is also considered tampering If the Mets say they want Carlos Zambrano and Ichiro who will both be free agents at the end of the year while they are still uder contract, that is tampering.

Maybe an outfielder who plays for a certain national league team that used to play in Brooklyn. That player might have an out clause on his contract at the end of the year. If a team makes it known to him that if he opts out of his contract, he would be able to sign a more lucrative deal with them, that would be considered tampering.

 

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