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I know how to solve the A-Rod "restructuring" problem

Postby Greenrider » Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:27 am

Ok, here is my solution, ready?

The Sox announce that they are selling a very limited edition Alex Rodriguez t-shirt for $500 million dollars.

As part of A-Rod's restructuring, he will receive one such t-shirt in exchange for re-negotiating his option years. There, he gets something of value, and thus it is not a "reduction", since the total value of his contract it now worth hundreds of millions of dollars more than it was before!

And how could the player's union claim that the t-shirt wasn't worth $500 million if the red sox choose to sell it at that price and A-Rod values it as such?

Go on, flame me, I think it's no less absurd than the actual situation. :-b
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Re: I know how to solve the A-Rod "restructuring" problem

Postby wrveres » Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:37 am

Greenrider wrote:Ok, here is my solution, ready?

The Sox announce that they are selling a very limited edition Alex Rodriguez t-shirt for $500 million dollars.

As part of A-Rod's restructuring, he will receive one such t-shirt in exchange for re-negotiating his option years. There, he gets something of value, and thus it is not a "reduction", since the total value of his contract it now worth hundreds of millions of dollars more than it was before!

And how could the player's union claim that the t-shirt wasn't worth $500 million if the red sox choose to sell it at that price and A-Rod values it as such?

Go on, flame me, I think it's no less absurd than the actual situation. :-b

I just want it all to stop. Its getting really annoying. I have tried to stay away from the 500 or so threads about it, but this has drug on long enough. but wait ... Now this ...
The commissioner currently is considering his legal options in consultation with the two teams."
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this could go well past christmas ... Most teams will be shutting down this week.

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Postby Greenrider » Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:43 am

I was actually following the 130+ page long thread about it on the SoSH site, and for a minute I was really upset when they closed it to the public today.

...but then the clouds cleared, and I thought to myself: "Free. Free at last."

No more reading the same 5 points made over and over in different language. No more trolling through the pages, looking for posts by Schilling and Henry (sadly, they are there), no more time wasted on people arguing passionately over whether it is reasonable for Nomar to post a 950 OPS next season.

What will I do with this newfound free time? Fantasy Baseball Cafe, of course. At least the topics change every once in a while ;-D
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Postby Guest » Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:16 am

Wow and I thought I was bored 8-o
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Postby Jivedude » Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:22 am

Why not just set up a Pay Pal account and call it the Beat The Yankees Fund or something like that. Then Red Sox fans all over the country could donate money and paying A-Rod's contract wouldn't be a problem. Just think if the millions of Red Sox fans each donated $10 or $20 a year they could take care of A-Rod and pay some of Manny contract.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:32 am

I read that Selig is going to approve the trade anyway so it will go to arbitration. Should happen before 6 EST today.
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Postby KULCAT » Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:57 am

I cant believe im gonna say this but GO SELIG!!! As long as you try to screw those thugs at MLBPA you got my support
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Re: I know how to solve the A-Rod "restructuring" problem

Postby Madison » Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:34 am

wrveres wrote:"Mommy, please make the mean men stop" :-t


Lmao. :-D
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:48 pm

ESPN.com wrote:Because union official Gene Orza and management lawyer Rob Manfred traveled to Florida for Bubba Trammell's grievance hearing Thursday, the deadline may have to be extended.


wrveres wrote:this could go well past christmas


I think this is the most accurate statement so far..... :-b
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