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While I have absolutely no interest in the Expos signing Barry Bonds...

Don't even say it.

The one thing that bothers about me this is the unofficial black-balling of Barry Bonds. If he has committed offenses so egregious that he should not be playing MLB then suspend him.

It reeks in a similar way that it reeked when MLB colluded to low-ball free agents and Andre Freaking Dawson ended up going to the Chicago Cubs and winning MVP - and the only way that he could get the Cubs to take him as a player was to essentially tell the Cubs that he would play for whatever they wanted to pay him.

Now Dawson (and others) eventually won a class-action lawsuit against MLB partly because it was so obvious.

I would not be surprised if this offer to the MLB teams is part of a legal strategy where Bonds can sue all of MLB for denying him employment

And I would take gimpy busted Andre Dawson over Barry Bonds any day of the week, but legally there situations are similar.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Llakor
    While I have absolutely no interest in the Expos signing Barry Bonds...

    Don't even say it.

    The one thing that bothers about me this is the unofficial black-balling of Barry Bonds. If he has committed offenses so egregious that he should not be playing MLB then suspend him.

    It reeks in a similar way that it reeked when MLB colluded to low-ball free agents and Andre Freaking Dawson ended up going to the Chicago Cubs and winning MVP - and the only way that he could get the Cubs to take him as a player was to essentially tell the Cubs that he would play for whatever they wanted to pay him.

    Now Dawson (and others) eventually won a class-action lawsuit against MLB partly because it was so obvious.

    I would not be surprised if this offer to the MLB teams is part of a legal strategy where Bonds can sue all of MLB for denying him employment

    And I would take gimpy busted Andre Dawson over Barry Bonds any day of the week, but legally there situations are similar.

The problem is I don't think what you're going to find is anyone ever putting the word out or acting in concert the way they did in the Collusion I-III cases.

Rather here no team wants to be the one to have to deal with the backlash from the media, from the league, from the fans, and possibly from the government, by signing Bonds. Hell, right now most of the guys named in the Mitchell Report are having trouble finding work. No one wants to be "the team that signs the roiders."

And at this point Bud Selig doesn't have to say anything for owners to know he would frown on them signing Bonds. His previous actions have made it clear, so he can't really be fingered in any way that would hold up in court.

Every team can offer a plausible justification for not signing Bonds. I doubt there will be enough counter evidence to prove conspiracy.



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