Originally Posted by Gallen5862
there will be an effort to find a rule loophole for players like Rafael Soriano, Kyle Lohse and Michael Bourn.
This is kind of interesting though.
Why does there need to be a special case for guys like this, especially Bourn?
Bourn was a FA CF in a year where there were many openings for CF. Apparently he priced himself too high. He could've also had a one year deal at 13.3 million.
It just seems that if he drops his asking price enough, no team will care about losing a draft pick. (the odds of a draft pick becoming as good of a player as Bourne is pretty remote).
I think next year, more players are going to accept that one year 13.3 arbitration offer. IMO, Soriano should've accepted the arb offer.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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