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Knightro28
08-05-2012, 06:43 PM
What in the world?!?!

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/334172-dodgers-irate-over-cubs-trade-ethics-breach?eref=sihp&sct=hp_bf2_a5

BluegrassRedleg
08-05-2012, 06:45 PM
Kinda what you come to expect from that organization.

HometownHero
08-05-2012, 07:15 PM
Maybe the Dodgers shouldn't have low balled the Cubs thinking they were the only landing spot for Dempster after the Braves drama. I think Theo and Jed played it perfectly as they knew he wanted to go to Dodgers but showed Dempster they didn't want to offer anything of value for him and got him to accept a far better offer from them with the Rangers.

Eric the Red
08-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Maybe the Dodgers shouldn't have low balled the Cubs thinking they were the only landing spot for Dempster after the Braves drama. I think Theo and Jed played it perfectly as they knew he wanted to go to Dodgers but showed Dempster they didn't want to offer anything of value for him and got him to accept a far better offer from them with the Rangers.

Do you feel it is acceptable for Theo and Jed to allow Dempster to listen in and not be upfront with the Dodgers about him being on the phone?

Seems very shady and unethical to me.

texasdave
08-06-2012, 04:15 PM
That was shady. Crappy. Whatever you want to call it.

HometownHero
08-06-2012, 04:16 PM
Do you feel it is acceptable for Theo and Jed to allow Dempster to listen in and not be upfront with the Dodgers about him being on the phone?

Seems very shady and unethical to me.

They deny doing it but I don't have any issue with it. The Dodgers felt they were the only landing spot for Dempster after he used his 10-5 rights on the Braves, so once they felt they had the leverage they only offered mediocre prospects. Theo and Jed knew Ryan wanted to go to LA and the only way to get him off that is to show him how little they felt he was worth and by doing so they get a far better deal from Texas.

I hope Walt does the same thing if it means paying none of the remaining money and getting a far better package in return.

miamiredskin
08-06-2012, 04:42 PM
This is wrong. Plain and simple.

Defending it because it "worked" is bs.

Fortunately, Walt would not do this.

HometownHero
08-06-2012, 04:49 PM
If Walt done the same thing people here wouldn't have any issue with it, Theo and Jed did what was best for them and the Cubs rather than giving them Dempster for a fringe prospect and eating the money.

Mr.Redleg82
08-06-2012, 05:01 PM
I don't have an opinion either way, but you know the only reason the dodgers are mad is because they said some very negative things about Dempstrr.

BluegrassRedleg
08-07-2012, 03:49 AM
If Walt done the same thing people here wouldn't have any issue with it, Theo and Jed did what was best for them and the Cubs rather than giving them Dempster for a fringe prospect and eating the money.

Don't speak for me. Some people in this world still don't apply ethics situationally.

HometownHero
08-07-2012, 04:24 AM
Don't speak for me. Some people in this world still don't apply ethics situationally.

Then you may want to quit watching baseball and sports in general because tons of shady things go on every single day and only a microscopic portion comes to light.

BluegrassRedleg
08-07-2012, 06:15 AM
Then you may want to quit watching baseball and sports in general because tons of shady things go on every single day and only a microscopic portion comes to light.

Nah. I'll keep watching. And I'll decide what rubs me the wrong way, be it my team or someone else's. See how that works? Easy peazy. Independent thinker. ;)

HometownHero
08-07-2012, 06:27 AM
Nah. I'll keep watching. And I'll decide what rubs me the wrong way, be it my team or someone else's. See how that works? Easy peazy. Independent thinker. ;)

One of our best players in franchise history is banned from the HOF so we as a franchise don't have much room to say what is and isn't ethical.

BluegrassRedleg
08-07-2012, 06:03 PM
One of our best players in franchise history is banned from the HOF so we as a franchise don't have much room to say what is and isn't ethical.

And he has been thoroughly criticized for doing so. Not sure what part of this you don't understand. I'm not responsible for Pete Rose's actions. His getting himself in trouble does not eliminate me in any way, shape or fashion from commenting on what's ethical moving forward.

Boston Red
08-07-2012, 06:20 PM
One of our best players in franchise history is banned from the HOF so we as a franchise don't have much room to say what is and isn't ethical.

Some of us think he's a real POS, too.

HometownHero
08-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Sounds like some you guys would be in for a culture shock if you had to follow a professional sports team around for a full season and saw what happens in the other 21 hours of the day when they aren't on the field.

BluegrassRedleg
08-07-2012, 08:50 PM
No idea how you steered this conversation in this direction. :laugh:

It's all good, though. We get it. No organization is perfect.