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11-20-2012, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jumptheshark View Post
he had no choice. There were several op ed pieces that clearly laid out that in the last 5 years there have been a few trades like this one and no one said boo about them. Some west coast media suggested that it was the Yankees and Red Sox who were pressuring a trade veto
I find it hard to believe that the Yankees and Red Sox -- the two teams most likely to benefit from this type of massive salary dump in the future -- would be shortsighted enough to try and set a precedent blocking it.

I think that Bud just wanted to make it look like he was trying, so he has some defense against small market fans.

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