wrveres wrote:the mlbpa insists that each player get as much possible out of every contract. They aren't doing it for themselves per se, but for future talent. And they aren't so concerned with the replacement type players, but the big name players, like Jeter. You betcha the MLBPA will be reviewing his contract proposals.
Each player is still free to do whatever it is they want. The MLBPA can strongly suggest but not dictate what a player is willing to accept.
It's a good topic for conversation but IMO the only team that would pay more than $10 mill for Jeter these days would be the Yanks. That doesn't mean some team won't but he isn't worth that these days to any one except the Yanks, and that number is very debatable.
Didn't Halladay accept less than what he could have gotten elsewhere to join the Phillies? And didnt' the MLBPA get all bent out of shape over it?