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10-06-2003, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hillbillypriest
I don't think Button's mistakes in the acquisition of McAmmond comes anywhere close to Lowe and Co. in their dealings with Marchant last year. I don't know how many times I heard someone from the organization suggest that they would get compensation for Marchant if they lost him as a UFA. This was clearly a serious misreading of the CBA that the team not only appeared not to have checked before they made their 2002-2003 contract offer to the Marchant, but they appeared to continue to believe for several months after the fact.
True enough, I think Howson wsa quoted as referring to the compensation for Marchant mid-season, after Christmas I'm pretty sure. Kind of worrying

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