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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Nightengale:  MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: ‘We’re all united’

If all 30 teams were trying to win, it would at least make free agency more interesting, preventing players such as five-time All-Star Adam Jones sitting without a job until mid-March. He eventually signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, accepting a $14 million pay cut.

“I just can’t understand what happened to Adam Jones,” Cole said, “I still can’t wrap my head around that. “If you’re trying to win, that guy knows how to win. If you’re trying to start a franchise, that guy knows how to be an exemplary franchise player.

You know what happened to Adam Jones?  He became a replacement level player.  That $3M contract is an overpay, if anything.

But I get the players’ point, best explained by J.D. Martinez:

“Teams don’t want to pay players late, and they don’t want to pay them early, but you got to pick one. You got to pick your poison.”

TDF, trained monkey Posted: July 10, 2019 at 06:42 PM | 37 comment(s)
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