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Fenway
01-11-2006, 02:44 PM
"Nothing is going to keep me from attempting to play baseball next season," Bagwell told the Houston Chronicle.
The team, however, wants him to announce he can't play anymore, he and agent Barry Axelrod told the paper. Then the Astros would be able make an insurance claim for $15.6 million of the approximately $17 million he is owed in 2006.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2288392

A_ROW33
01-11-2006, 03:58 PM
It's another case of money over people. Wanting the best player in the history of your franchise to retire, unfortunate, although case in point for diminished skills clauses.

As for Bagwell's side of it, come on he was so close last year, you can't expect him to quit now can ya?

SOXintheBURGH
01-11-2006, 04:05 PM
:jenks:

"Who is Jeff Bagwell?"

A_ROW33
01-11-2006, 04:14 PM
It's another case of money over people. Wanting the best player in the history of your franchise to retire, unfortunate, although case in point for diminished skills clauses.

As for Bagwell's side of it, come on he was so close last year, you can't expect him to quit now can ya?

Well, thinking more, it's more winning and correct allocation of money over people, it's still unfortunate that they want the best player in the history to retire.

Chicken Dinner
01-11-2006, 04:18 PM
He can hang out with Frank and tell old war stories.

ondafarm
01-11-2006, 06:57 PM
This is a shame but sadly realistic for both sides. Old baseball players all attempt to hold on too long and franchises are more and more about money.

doublem23
01-11-2006, 07:38 PM
Chalk up another Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell comparison.

santo=dorf
01-11-2006, 07:54 PM
The Astros should just use some of that insurance money to pay Chuck Norris to roundhouse kick him for trying to look like the Chuck.

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