we go to O’s Camp where the media has made the birds off season and first few days of spring a little crazy First you had Buck Showalter calling his Free agent first baseman Chris Davis greedy for not signing the Birds generous offer to return to nest righr away instead looking at other offers first. A player is within his rights to see all offers for his services when he is a free agent. Davis will be back in the charm City but I have to belive Buck relarionship might be a little strained. Then they agree to terms with pitcher Youvani Giurado only to have the media leak that issuse came up during his phtsical the deal was redone but this makes for bad press. Now the media leakedthat Birds had signed Dexter Folwer to a 3 yr $ 33 million contract only to have him really sign for less money with his 2015 the Cubs. The story reported by some oulets today was dexter wanted an opt out clause the birds would not give. The media needs to make sure they have their facts staight Players and teams should have their reps only speak when deals are done and not air dirty laundry out in the 21 crntury media. It makes everyone look bad.
Players of the Baltimore Black Sox had to fear their league and their team folding The Baltimore elite often relocated Roy Campanella who caught many years for the elites before signing with the Dodgers, often caught 4 games in a day on batnstorming tours. Campy almost missed his chance with the Dodgers because the wide spread rummor was the Dodgers would start there own african american league and team. Because rhe Dodgers not yet have Comissonsher Chandler’s ok to intergrate they had to let people think their inrest lied in helping create an african american mlb owned league Thank God great players do’nt have.to pass for white. and teams can sign any race to play with out having to hide from a racists society