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Old 06-05-2018, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
“Less money?” Shields would have been walking away from $44 million guaranteed and walking into the unemployment line. The idea of a player giving up salary to play for a contender only works if a contender actually wants the player.
Yeah I love how fans like to say things like that when it's not their money or their job. Easy to tell other people to walk away from huge sums of money to "do what's right" or "play for a winner". It's a job. I know for most of us it's a passion and I'm sure the vast majority of players who have ever played MLB or even MiLB truly love the game also, but the point of any job is to get paid. As you get to the end of your working career getting the money you are promised is as important as anything else and it should be.

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