jfg wrote: Payne Dailey wrote:
AcidRock23 wrote:Is there some reason for this? Is it deer season in Texas or something like that?
Nope, deer season ended a few months ago.
IMO,I think he'll go to the yankees. They'll give him the special treatment he gets from the Astros.
He's forty four and doesn't need the money. He just gets burned out with the MLB grind. So he takes the first two months off then comes to play when it counts the most.
Then retire like a normal person. I think it's setting a dangerous precedent for baseball.
Why's that? If esteban loaiza said "nah, i dont want to play the first three months... talk to me in june" he'd be done. Its simple economics, supply and demand... weird things like clemens extra long off-season are simply another type of costs, factored in with the rest. If his product isnt worth it, he wont get it.
Keep in mind too, most people are not signing 1 year contracts, they want job security, they want to cash in on a big season, etc. People in those situations dont have the option of pulling a Roger.
I am assuming you dont have any problem with teams signing a contract for half a year with someone, to replace another player who was injured. How is this any different?