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 Post subject: Pirates' deal with Pedro Alvarez in jeopardy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:12 pm 
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wtf

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08240/90 ... irates.xml

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates' deal with Pedro Alvarez in jeopardy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:44 pm 
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Here's the story from Yahoo...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

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“In fact, the contract between the Kansas City Royals and Eric Hosmer, another Boras client, was submitted to the office of the commissioner after our contract with Pedro was submitted,” Coonelly said. “Mr. Boras is apparently satisfied with the $6 million bonus that he secured for Mr. Hosmer and has not challenged the validity of that contract. Mr. Boras has been informed that if he pursues a claim that our contract with Pedro was not timely, he puts Eric Hosmer’s contract with Kansas City in jeopardy.”

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates' deal with Pedro Alvarez in jeopardy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:48 pm 
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“Regrettably, we are not surprised that Mr. Boras would attempt to raise a meritless legal claim in an effort to compel us to renegotiate Pedro’s contract to one more of his liking,” Pirates president Frank Coonelly said in a statement, “We are, however, disappointed that Pedro would allow his agent to pursue this claim on his behalf. Pedro showed tremendous fortitude and independent thinking when he agreed to his contract on Aug. 15.”

“The office of the commissioner has assured us that we have a valid contract with Pedro and that it will vigorously defend any claim to the contrary,” Coonelly said.


I wonder if Boras realizes where Coonelly was employed before he came to Pittsburgh...You'd sure think someone who was in the MLB Front Office would know what the deal is with the midnight signing deadline on the draft...

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