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Jjav829
12-17-2003, 10:17 PM
Selig has spoken! (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1688755)

Selig may approve the deal and force arbitration. They even have the message from JWH on SoSH.

nodiggity59
12-17-2003, 10:19 PM
I have no idea what is best any longer I just hope KW does.

MRKARNO
12-17-2003, 10:20 PM
Well Selig has the opportunity to become a hero or a Pariah in Boston

Dadawg_77
12-17-2003, 10:22 PM
Even if Bud does that what would happen if A Rod says no? I am sure he has a no trade clause and that would be a trump card.

ChiWhiteSox1337
12-17-2003, 10:23 PM
you know if Selig does make this deal happen, gammons will be praising selig for saving baseball for months on ESPN.

soltrain21
12-17-2003, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Dadawg_77
Even if Bud does that what would happen if A Rod says no? I am sure he has a no trade clause and that would be a trump card.


Why would he turn it down? He wants to play in Boston...

Daver
12-17-2003, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Jjav829
Selig has spoken! (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1688755)

Selig may approve the deal and force arbitration. They even have the message from JWH on SoSH.

Bud will have a hard time getting it past the MLBPA.

He also has to deal with the NLRB if he chooses to take this route.

MRKARNO
12-17-2003, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Dadawg_77
Even if Bud does that what would happen if A Rod says no? I am sure he has a no trade clause and that would be a trump card.

I'm assuming that the only reason that the trade got this far was because A-rod already waived the clause to be traded to Boston

Jjav829
12-17-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Daver
Bud will have a hard time getting it past the MLBPA.

He also has to deal with the NLRB if he chooses to take this route.

You think it's possible this is an empty threat by Bud to try to force the MLBPA to come to an agreement on this deal before the deadline?

ChiWhiteSox1337
12-17-2003, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by Daver
Bud will have a hard time getting it past the MLBPA.

He also has to deal with the NLRB if he chooses to take this route.
what's the NLRB???? :?: :?:

MisterB
12-17-2003, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by ChiWhiteSox1337
what's the NLRB???? :?: :?:

The National Labor Relations Board.

SoxOnTop
12-17-2003, 10:35 PM
National Labor Relations Board

joecrede
12-17-2003, 10:38 PM
Is it possible that if MLB approves the trade the arbiter will rule that the Red Sox have to abide by the original terms of A-Rod's contract? A risky proposition for the Red Sox if this goes to arbitration.

Dadawg_77
12-17-2003, 10:41 PM
A Rod could have agreed to not waive it but he has to make that choice once the deal is done. He could change his mind. If this is going to become a labor war, A Rod might just nip it before it can become major issue. While he wants to play for Boston, he is loyal to the union, so he can say he will invoke his clause unless Union approves of the deal.

voodoochile
12-17-2003, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Well Selig has the opportunity to become a hero or a Pariah in Boston

AND Chicago...

anewman35
12-17-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by voodoochile
AND Chicago...

Whatever he does, he'll become both at the same time, I think...

voodoochile
12-17-2003, 11:03 PM
And that is just the Sox fans you are talking about. Surely no matter which way he rules, there will be a bunch of people who will be mad as hell...

JDP
12-17-2003, 11:08 PM
The whole A-Rod contract gets uglier and uglier the more publicly some of the details of his contract state. How's this for a nasty loophole / insane salary leverage:

Rodriguez also can end his contract after 2008 or 2009 unless he gets an annual increase from $27 million to either $32 million or $1 million above the largest salary of any position player.

Yeah, $27,000,000 just won't cut it these days -- it's gotta be $32,000,000 or else!

duke of dorwood
12-17-2003, 11:16 PM
Texas should be responsible for that clause if it kicks in-there-deal done

duke of dorwood
12-17-2003, 11:18 PM
And they want to avoid this precedent if possible.

gogosoxgogo
12-17-2003, 11:20 PM
Oh please, there's no way A-Rod would invoke that option. He isn't going to be make more than 27 mil on the open market.

soxfan26
12-17-2003, 11:22 PM
I sure hope Tom Hicks has learned his lesson...

Lip Man 1
12-18-2003, 02:12 AM
I can't wait to see the look on Buddy boy's puss when the arbitrator says..."ummm Bud, you can't change a signed contract. you don't have that authority."

It'll be just like the court ruling in 1995! Can't wait to see it!

Like Tim Kurkjian from ESPN said tonight this is a union right in an agreed upon labor contract. That contract can not be unilaterally changed after it was signed without consent from both parties.

He said "please Bud, don't do this..."

LOL What an embarassment.

Lip