Thread: On the Radio: Official Sports Radio Thread Part 7
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04-24-2012, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kate08 View Post
Short of paying them as outlined in their contract, and perhaps not putting them in physical danger? No. The management has no obligation whatsoever to the players.
Then you're wrong.

The management made a promise to Bard. He's within his rights to hold them to that promise. The moment they said publically that Bard was a starter, they lost their ability to not look like liars when they didn't come through on their word.

Personally? The management has done nothing to convince me that they deserve any benefit of the doubt here. Bard is holding them to their word for once, and I'm right behind them. Keeping one's word is very, very important. It's why teams are wise never to make the kind of ironclad promise that Cherington made to Bard.

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