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11-16-2012, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by RayzorIsDull View Post
I like Shi but the RedSox-Dodgers example is extremely poor. He forgets that Selig all but has to allow the deal considering all those players like Punto, Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett etc.. all had to pass through waivers. If every team in baseball is willing to pass on those guys you pretty much have to allow the deal. If one other team put a claim in on any of those players the deal would have been squashed.
It is considered common practice to pass. The deals still stand as mega money deals for prospects. This one has poorer optics, but it isn't far enough to invoke that one as a comparison.

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