Is it not also possible that the10/5 rule hinders teams resigning players…. players will at times take less for the no trade Security yet a situation like pujols the cards don’t get to use that a bargaining chip
Collective bargaining is not helpful to the most talented in the collective.
Comment by Steve Balboni — June 3, 2011 @ 12:29 pm
Eric I’m surprised that you didn’t mention the most famous 10 & 5 case ever involving Ken Griffey jr. The Mets and Seattle had a deal in place but Griffey used his 10 & 5 to kill the trade. In fact Griffey used said status to completely hold the M’s hostage. Not only did he effectively force the trade to Cincinattti, but he even afforded Jim Bowden the extra benefit of giving up virtually nothing because he would only waive his 10 & 5 rights if he was dealt to the Reds. I’ll never forget how comical it was when Bowden held up the deal because he refused to part with the immortal Pokey Reese. Bowden could have insisted on only giving up a pot of Cincinatti chili and the deal would have eventually gotten done.