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  • #189911
    blingboy
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    yes on your service time question

    So, If he were unwilling to accept a rehab assignment to the extent the organiztion wanted him to, he could be optioned out. Not saying it would or wouldn’t be a smart move, just that it is not impossible.

    #189914
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    One thing I really hope doesn’t happen in MLB like it has in the NBA, is a player being able to “demand” a trade. Durant in Brooklyn is the latest example.

    He has 4 years left on his deal, they paid him over $30M while he rehabbed, and now because he thinks he can, he wants traded when I’m sure they planned everything around him being there. He will bring them a massive amount of players and 1st round picks, but will back the organization’s plan up 3-5 years.

    And, after he leaves, Kyrie will likely want out too.

    I know that’s not baseball related, just pointing out a slippery slope the NBA let happen that MLB should avoid at all costs. This is why I’m on the “Can’t trade draft picks” bandwagon.

    #189941
    bccran
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    Best thing is to follow exactly what the medical people recommend.

    #189952
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    One thing I really hope doesn’t happen in MLB like it has in the NBA, is a player being able to “demand” a trade. Durant in Brooklyn is the latest example.

    It probably happens in MLB more than we know. Ironically, I would say the Cardinals have benefited over the years by capitalizing on players definitely wanting out of their current organizations. I don’t recall if they publicly demanded it but there was a lot of smoke about discontent.

    JD Drew
    Scott Rolen
    Nolan Arenado

    #189963
    bccran
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    Arenado with the Rockies?

    #189965
    gscottar
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    Yes, Arenado was very unhappy with the Rockies. It was public. We took advantage of it.

    Drew and Rolen were unhappy in Philadelphia and we took advantage of it.

    #189967
    bccran
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    Thanks for the clarification.

    #189980
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    Never being a Phillie, Drew doesn’t fit the category of players demanding a trade because he wanted “out of their current organizations.” Similar though. He refused to sign with Philadelphia because they didn’t meet his $$$$$$$$ demands and played independent league ball. Cards drafted him the following year.

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    Good point Euro. I knew JD had some kind of Philly connection though because I remember fans at Veteran Stadium throwing batteries at him when the Cardinals visited there.

    #189993
    blingboy
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    Speaking of Drew, its funny how things work. If he hadn’t stiffed the Phillies, the Cards wouldn’t have Wainwright.

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    Ha, I remember the battery shower too. That’s smart. Maybe the Phils fans thought Drew was Santa Claus.

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