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nug0hs
05-28-2009, 02:08 PM
For apparently violating a contract he signed before coming to the US.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/11795637

JermaineDye05
05-28-2009, 02:15 PM
Well at least he didn't shoot anyone with a BB gun...

palehozenychicty
05-28-2009, 02:38 PM
I think they'll eventually settle on a fair sum. They're just shaking him down.

mantis1212
05-28-2009, 02:41 PM
Looks like they'll get their $500K or whatever that contract said, but I can't see $20MMin damages being awarded

Big D
05-28-2009, 02:48 PM
Why only sue for $20 million? Why not sue for $100 billion?

thomas35forever
05-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Interesting story. Shouldn't be too rough of a battle though.

DonnieDarko
05-28-2009, 02:59 PM
How so? We don't know the details behind the case. For all we know, they might actually have sound grounds to sue him. I doubt they'll get $20,000,000, though.

nug0hs
05-28-2009, 03:05 PM
How so? We don't know the details behind the case. For all we know, they might actually have sound grounds to sue him. I doubt they'll get $20,000,000, though.

Yeah man, he hasnt even made that much here yet!

35th and Shields
05-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Looks like they'll get their $500K or whatever that contract said, but I can't see $20MMin damages being awarded

Unless Alexei blew-up the entire island without anyone knowing I don't see how he could owe $20 mil in damages.

Gammons Peter
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
hey DonnieDarko, where is that Bobby cartoon from? I can't read the name on it

Bob G
05-28-2009, 03:39 PM
Timing couldn't be much worse, just as Alexei was starting to hit he has this issue to deal with. Hopefully it won't be too much of a distraction.

Madvora
05-28-2009, 03:57 PM
What is it with our short stops and the Dominican Republic?

Konerko05
05-28-2009, 04:02 PM
In the article, Alexei's agent Jaime Torres claims Fernando and Martinez violated some kind of laws. Torres seems to be a pretty respectable agent. I doubt he just bailed on $450,000. I would guess these guys are trying to scam some money out of Alexei now that he's a MLB player.

DonnieDarko
05-28-2009, 04:03 PM
hey DonnieDarko, where is that Bobby cartoon from? I can't read the name on it

The since discontinued Perry Bible Fellowship. Great, funny strips. :D:

Gammons Peter
05-28-2009, 04:16 PM
The since discontinued Perry Bible Fellowship. Great, funny strips. :D:

It's hilarious, thanks

DumpJerry
05-28-2009, 04:43 PM
I did not realize we had so many experts on the Dominican Republic's legal system here. :rolleyes:

doublem23
05-28-2009, 04:53 PM
I did not realize we had so many experts on the Dominican Republic's legal system here. :rolleyes:

It's just speculation on an internet forum, nobody is claiming to be "in the know."

That said, I think a little common sense is enough to know that, regardless of whatever stupid laws may exist in the Domincan Republic, a $20 M lawsuit over $400 K is ridiculous.

BleacherBandit
05-28-2009, 04:59 PM
The since discontinued Perry Bible Fellowship. Great, funny strips. :D:

I considered changing my name here to Sgt. Grumbles. :cool:

DumpJerry
05-28-2009, 04:59 PM
That said, I think a little common sense is enough to know that, regardless of whatever stupid laws may exist in the Domincan Republic, a $20 M lawsuit over $400 K is ridiculous.
Not if you're in line to collect the $20M..........:redneck

twinslayer
05-28-2009, 09:40 PM
Unless Alexei blew-up the entire island without anyone knowing I don't see how he could owe $20 mil in damages.

I don't even know if that would be bad enough..hehe..i think that $20 mil is ridiculous. Sure, he signed a contract, he can pay for what he owes and maybe a little extra just because it's wrong...but twenty million? Way out.