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Breaking news: Correa to the Mets!

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by DaBeard, Dec 21, 2022.

  1. Major

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    My understanding is that MLB policy is that owners/teams aren't supposed to talk about deals until they are done - not sure if that's a written rule or not though. So the potential argument (no idea the merits) comes from the fact that Cohen treated it like it was a done deal, talked to the media about it, etc. SF, by contrast, said nothing until what was expected to be the press conference.
     
  2. punkoholic

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    Not sure as well but it was reported MLB did send teams an email telling them not to talk about players until contract is signed. Not sure if the emails that was talked about sent after the Correa/Giants situation or if the email was sent years ago.
     
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    There are laws concerning releasing confidential medical info. Boras appears to not care and uses the Teams' reluctance to spin his side of the medical using his doctors reports. But most professional Athletic agreements are not sign until passing a physical or signed pending passing a physical.

    It's like the land sale I am in the process of making. The purchase and sales agreement has been extended several times as we get out paperwork in the proper order. We have technically "closed", but the funding had been delayed. So I have signed the deed and the purchaser has signed the deed, but the release to the Title company is holding up actual funding to me, the seller. The term closing has changed meanings over the years. It used to mean the transaction is CLOSED and everything is FINAL. Then VA and FHA loans became involved so they now close PENDING FUNDING.

    In the baseball world, the announcements are based on a general agreement of terms, but the contract still has to be written and signed with all stipulations, like passing the Medical, completed. They can do the medical before signing or signed pending passing of the medicals. There is rarely just one way of doing something.
     
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    This will not change the status of the contract.

    Cohen may get fined for talking about a player before he is officially a Met, but what is a fine to him?

    MLB is not going to force him to consider a $315M contract official because he opened his mouth.

    Especially when most owners are probably pleading for (or at least quietly wanting) him to stop with the spending.

    Most owners have been trying to get a salary cap in place for this exact reason. One owner starts spending twice as much (or more) than everyone else and suddenly any owner who wants to win has to spend more. Then ALL owners have to spend more to some extent. I'm sure the majority of owners are not happy with him.
     
  5. Marshall Bryant

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    Lawyers don't need a legitimate grievance to file a lawsuit. Filing a frivolous lawsuit because a company wants to avoid bad press has long been Legalized Extortion. Everybody knows whats going on, but don't want to be perceived as shutting down an avenue to address legitimate grievances.
     
  6. Major

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    None of this has anything to do with what MadMax asked.
     
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  7. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    I would GUESS that it has to with the appearance of collusion among the owners.
     
  8. Marshall Bryant

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    Ha anybody told you you're anal? Only you can digress because you're SPECIAL.
     
  9. lnchan

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    Apparently an attempted stolen base in September caused the issue to reemerge...
     
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    Motiejunas got a payout from the Rockets for a similar scenario...
     
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    Cohen's problem will be the fan base, thinking they are a contender, and then suddenly getting dropped back into also-rans. He has to do the deal or he will have egg on his face next year. I believe team Correa when they say they will have options. The Mets will need to move on this like right now.
     
  12. The Beard

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    As you state, the ink isn’t on the contract

    That’s why Cohen is prohibited from commenting

    No idea what possible punishments he could face, large or small. I would assume that’s all been collectively negotiated
     
  13. The Real Shady

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    Maybe that's why he doesn't want to do a deal now. Is it possible that this injury that's coming up is something that will put him out next season?
     
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  14. Wulaw Horn

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    Seriously? You don't know why he can't comment? He can't comment b/c it's privileged Medical information and nobody would agree to give medicals to a would be employer if the guys you gave the medicals to in the context of negotiating a deal could run all over the place flapping their gums and telling people what was in those medicals. There would be no trust by anyone in the system. It's the same reason why any negotiation prior to litigation is privileged. It encourages candor so both parties can make a decision with proper information without harming the other party. There is very real harm to Carlos if the Mets are like- Man- we are ****ing excited to have Correa on our team- he's the missing piece, this is going to be awesome. Pysch! His medicals suck dick. Good luck signing that guy for longer than 90 day temp contract. YOLO.
     
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    Can you imagine if the recommendation from the doctors was to have surgery that'll put him out for awhile on recovery. That would be a major cause of concern I'm sure.
     
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  16. MadMax

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    I just need to see the documents.
     
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  17. MadMax

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    Ah ok! I get that distinction. But how did we know about the SF deal?
     
  18. Wulaw Horn

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    Leaks on media and from the player side. Not official comment from the team side.
     
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  19. Major

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    The comment he's referring to is Cohen talking about the deal being signed before having the medical info - not the medical info itself.
     
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  20. Buck Turgidson

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    No idea what yall are arguing about, but all contracts are agreed-to pending a physical and then after the medical checkout it is then approved by the MLB Office and then it is signed by the player/agent and team and then it is official.
     
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