Re: MLB Question
posted at 4/14/2011 7:47 PM EDT
In Response to Re: MLB Question
[QUOTE]Players are expected to fight for the Union on the money, regardless of how overpaid they are in a closed market. What Lee did won't make the MLBPA happy. Your concerns are on the money. They aren't legally required to, but they are expected to take the biggest offer. Crawford
did that, but was a better fit for the Angels. Long term
, he will fit the Red Sox, once they let Ellsbury go.
Posted by BaseballGM[/QUOTE]
Once again you are dead wrong. CC's value to the RedSox equals/surpasses what it would have been to the Angels because of the CRAWBURY tandem.
Once that tandem is broken up, unless someone comes along equally as fast and able to hit around .300, the long term value of CC is vastly diminished. Not to mention, CC will be at the other end of his prime at the point when Ellsbury is eligible for FA.
Crawford is an advance stage of Ellsbury. But their presence together adds a whole other dimension. And once both start to hit, this will be readily apparent.
On the topic of unions, Manny felt a ton of pressure to sign with Boston, despite the fact he was against it.
But the player
has the legal
right to choose.