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The Jays are owned by Rogers Communications which also owns the Raptors and the Maple Leafs. I'm sure they can afford it. That's why I said that it's disappointing that they chose not to.
Yah but blowing 121mil on 1 players isnt gonna help them compete with the Yankees,Ray,Red Soxs this is the point im trying to make
 

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Yah but blowing 121mil on 1 players isnt gonna help them compete with the Yankees,Ray,Red Soxs this is the point im trying to make
I don't think you understand what I'm talking about. In order to compete you need front rotation starters and they are difficult to acquire. When you have the opportunity to acquire one you should do it especially when you need it. The way you are putting it makes it sound like these starters grow on trees and all you have to do is pay to get them. In reality it's difficult to acquire these guys even if you have the money.
 

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Why do you guys care how much money your team spends to talk to the guy? Its not your money
True but if it prevents your team from making moves in the future, you'd care. Many teams are reluctant to shell out additional money after they've made a mistake on a big name.
 

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I don't care a bit about the money. I just think this entire system is retarded and has no benefit to anyone in MLB, so if I were in the offices of MLB I would want to find something that was more to the advantage of MLB as a whole.
 

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I don't care a bit about the money. I just think this entire system is retarded and has no benefit to anyone in MLB, so if I were in the offices of MLB I would want to find something that was more to the advantage of MLB as a whole.
I just want to see my A's do well. I'm sick of watching the stinking Giant games and pretending I have an interest in the outcomes because I know my team sucks balls.
 

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I can't believe we live in a country where we commit 110 million dollars to a person in which we have no idea how well they stake up to competing talent.
 

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I can't believe we live in a country where we commit 110 million dollars to a person in which we have no idea how well they stake up to competing talent.
"WE" didn't commit to anything, the Texas Ranger ownership did. Isn't it great we live in a country that allows people to invest and take risks as they wish.
 

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I can't believe we live in a country where we commit 110 million dollars to a person in which we have no idea how well they stake up to competing talent.
Boston turned a profit on DiceK, which is probably why Texas had no fear of making the commitment to another Japanese star. With the added bonus that this one hasn't already thrown 72,368 innings worth of pitches.
 

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Boston turned a profit on DiceK, which is probably why Texas had no fear of making the commitment to another Japanese star. With the added bonus that this one hasn't already thrown 72,368 innings worth of pitches.
Which makes the sample size smaller, not saying he won't be successful. But if a player was the greatest player in the history of the mexican league, you wouldn't see a team invest 100 million right off the bat.

The process itself seems crazy to me.
 

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I think that at some point someone in Japan managed to get himself out of his contract and that is what this stuff is supposed to prevent. I believe Soriano got into a legal dispute with his team and became a free agent. If you're not under contract this stuff does not apply. Of course the whole thing seems to have a lot more benefit to the Japanese team than it does MLB and it seems to me that Selig should tell them we'd rather not play this game.
 

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Which makes the sample size smaller, not saying he won't be successful. But if a player was the greatest player in the history of the mexican league, you wouldn't see a team invest 100 million right off the bat.

The process itself seems crazy to me.
I'm not arguing the second part. But there isn't really a small sample size worry with Darvish. He doesn't have one of those overtorqued Japanese deliveries and doesn't regularly throw 200 pitch outings. So Texas has the security that Whirling Darvish isn't coming over here with a frayed elbow that's going to give out in the near future. Boston got three good/decent years out DiceK before the elbow injuries made him ineffective, Texas should get more than that out of Darvish. And the marketing opportunities that open up in Japan won't hurt.
 

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Simply stating that's America. I said we LIVE in this country.
Continuing your sentence and I am quoting """"where we commit 110 million dollars to a person in which we have no idea how well they stake up to competing talent."""""

Again, ""we"" did not commit anything, The Texas Ranger organization did.
 

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Continuing your sentence and I am quoting """"where we commit 110 million dollars to a person in which we have no idea how well they stake up to competing talent."""""

Again, ""we"" did not commit anything, The Texas Ranger organization did.
I can't believe we live in a country where we (can) commit 110 million dollars to a person in which we have no idea how well they stake up to competing talent.

Happy? I ****ing understand who is paying the contract. And it has nothing to do with my statement as a generalization.
 
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