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MLBPA: Teams conspired against Bonds

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Piotr Rasputin, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Yeah, everyone wants to sign a washed-up, 40-something former slugger who is a bad guy in the clubhouse.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3647779
     
  2. Collusion on Bonds

    The MLBPA and Barry Bonds' agent alleges collusion by the owners to blackball Bonds.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb/10/16/bonds.collusion.ap/index.html

    I thought Bonds opted out of the MLBPA so that he could control his own licensing as he raced to beat Aaron's record?

    Am I wrong about that? Wouldn't that mean that Bonds was not subject to the collective bargaining agreements?
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes. 30 teams decided they didn't want a locker-room cancer that can't field...
     
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Ridiculous, and they are assholes for bringing it up now.
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I'm still shocked no AL team signed him as a DH.
     
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Collusion on Bonds

    Bonds will have a hard time proving his case. MLB can just point to his legal troubles and his poor attitude in the clubhouse with his teammates as reasons why teams decided to avoid signing him.
     
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    So if the Royals came up with an offer of the league minimum to DH for them, he'd have been all over it? Sure.
     
  9. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Re: Collusion on Bonds

    Really, who wants the headache?
     
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I actually started to forget about Bonds.
     
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Which is pretty much why his agent had the MLBPA do this.
     
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Washed-up? Pluuuuease ...
     
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