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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue May 25, 2004 10:35 am

but only if they are getting more money?

This Mondesi fiasco, in relation to the blocked Arod deal, is a farce.

Can anyone explain this to me? The Union is OK with players walking away if they make more money? This sickens me.

Boston Globe wrote:The Pirates signed him for just a fraction of the $13 million he was paid by the Yankees in 2003, giving him a contract for $1.15 million in 2004 and an $8 million option for 2005 with a $600,000 buyout. Mondesi's agents are confident he will sign a new deal that will guarantee him more than the $1.75 million he would have received from the Pirates, and they are looking for a two-year deal.

"I'm not sure the Red Sox are willing to step up to that level," the source said.

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Postby Amazinz » Tue May 25, 2004 11:12 am

The Player's Union is OK with this mess because I don't think they have much choice. Mondesi was in breach of contract so they have no recourse against PIT, who was in the right. Maybe some team will come along and prove me wrong but who is going to pay Mondesi more than he was making with PIT, especially now?
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue May 25, 2004 11:13 am

Amazinz wrote:The Player's Union is OK with this mess because I don't think they have much choice. Mondesi was in breach of contract so they have no recourse against PIT, who was in the right. Maybe some team will come along and prove me wrong but who is going to pay Mondesi more than he was making with PIT, especially now?


Word is that Anaheim will because of their injuries.

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Postby Amazinz » Tue May 25, 2004 11:14 am

It is. Mondesi is a bum, just glad he's not coming anywhere near my team. ;-)
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Postby bronxxbomber » Tue May 25, 2004 11:24 am

Amazinz wrote:It is. Mondesi is a bum, just glad he's not coming anywhere near my team. ;-)


I dunno he'd be better than Karim Garcia man.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue May 25, 2004 11:26 am

bronxxbomber wrote:
Amazinz wrote:It is. Mondesi is a bum, just glad he's not coming anywhere near my team. ;-)


I dunno he'd be better than Karim Garcia man.


True, but after what he did with the Yankees, then the Pirates, why would anyone want him?

Joe Torre got sick of him, and he's a master at mixing in with all personalities.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue May 25, 2004 11:27 am

I will take the goon platoon of Karim & Shane. :-)

I bashed these guys a lot coming into the season especially after the whole pee & pizza event but these guys bust their asses. They hustle on every ball, they are always energetic and they have gotten some clutch hits.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue May 25, 2004 11:30 am

Amazinz wrote:I will take the goon platoon of Karim & Shane. :-)

I bashed these guys a lot coming into the season especially after the whole pee & pizza event but these guys bust their asses. They hustle on every ball, they are always energetic and they have gotten some clutch hits.


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Postby Amazinz » Tue May 25, 2004 11:32 am

Clutch hitters don't exist, I will concede that, but no one can argue clutch hits exists, they exist. :-)
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Postby Madison » Tue May 25, 2004 11:33 am

Transmogrifier wrote:
Amazinz wrote:I will take the goon platoon of Karim & Shane. :-)

I bashed these guys a lot coming into the season especially after the whole pee & pizza event but these guys bust their asses. They hustle on every ball, they are always energetic and they have gotten some clutch hits.


Uh-oh.


Oh man, the dreaded "C" word. :-/ Ugh. :-P


Anyway, it shouldn't be surprising that the Union is fine with this deal. Mondesi went on extended leave without permission and the Pirates voided his contract. He's free to sign with anyone for any amount of money. The Union really doesn't have much of a say in the matter.
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