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01-04-2013, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by socratic View Post
I just don't get Oliver's perspective. You're 42 years old, you have plenty of money and a family in Dallas.

If you don't want to play baseball, retire. If you'd like to play for Texas, demand a trade to texas. If you'd like to play for Toronto, then play for Toronto at the agreed upon salary.

I can't see how a 15 or 20% salary raise increases his quality of life enough to justify the negative PR this will create for him. Part of me wonders if it's just an ego move - he just doesn't want to be seen as a bargain pitcher and needs to have a bigger pay cheque to feel like he's respected (which, if true, is a horribly fragile ego).
He shouldn't demand a trade. IF you want to play it's for Toronto, if you value family time then retire. He has a contract that was mutually agreed to, he should have to honour it. I'm sick of teams just giving in to players, tell Oliver to stay home if he wants more money.

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