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02-01-2014, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Callahan doesn't have to do anything. Sather can't police any conversations between Bartlett and the other teams. Sather gave them permission. A team can easily tell Bartlett that they would be willing to meet the 7 year and $6M plus asking price in July without giving the Rangers assets. In MLB,a team will give another team permission to discuss contract with the player only after the teams have agreed on trade compensation. They request a 72 hour window from the MLB commissioner's office. Johan Santana, Curt Schilling. Buffalo could be willing to give Callahan $7M per for 7 years in the summer and they don't want to trade assets for him. Just because the Rangers want Callahan to sign a contract with another team so they get more in the trade doesn't mean Bartlett/Callahan have to play along. They play out the year wherever that is and they negotiate the contract in July.
Possible. But the more likely scenario is that Callahan has a list of teams he likes. Teams will be pitching him like they would July 1. If Buffalo doesn't want to trade assets that's fine, another team will.

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