Originally Posted by Ohayou
Turns out they traded their #4 and #5 prospects for Guillen. I didn't even know you could still do this in baseball!
In the NFL, it used to be that coaches under contract would be allowed to switch teams for draft pick compensation. That was stamped out a while ago. It's such a bizarre trade-off, for one team to get a manager and another to get players. Maybe this is the answer to the question "Why do managers still wear uniforms?"
Does Miami feel they have a chance to compete in 2012? Why wouldn't they just wait a year and then sign a compensation-free Guillen?