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DerrickHenrysCleats last won the day on December 7 2018

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  1. Mark Ingram 2019 Outlook

    Colts, Bears, Ravens, Eagles, Chiefs. I'd like to see him on any of those teams
  2. Dallas Cowboys 2019 Outlook

    Who else is there?
  3. Dallas Cowboys 2019 Outlook

    Doug nussmeief for OC
  4. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    And a lawyer will argue that his situation is changed and money returned so therefore the contract is non bindinhg. Why does Murray need an agent before the draft? They discuss contract details predraft? Most players do but this isn't a standard situation. Kyler could not hire an agent, get drafted 1.13 then call Jimmy Sexton to represent him and could sign a contract worth over 20 million guaranteed before training camp. Unconventional? Yes but Murray is re-writing the MLB rule book if MLB allows the As to guarantee him over 15 million. This is all on the As. As mentioned earlier if they didn't want this to be a problem they should have made his acceptance of the signing bonus an agreement to not play QB this past year at Oklahoma, they didn't do that and now that's why you are watching Murray make history. 2018 round 1 pick 13 got an 8 million dollar signing bonus and a base salary of 3.3 million per year for 4 years with a team option for a 5th. That's over 20 million guaranteed for 4 years. MLB can try and come up with a frivolous lawsuit against Murray for any number of things but they will lose and even if they get some obscure ruling in their favor the compensation would be deminimus. The A's willingness to succumb to Murray's demands is proof of that. In my opinion.
  5. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    Because he doesn't have to. Having an agent only matter for Kyler after he gets drafted. All the way up to draft day all the A's have to worry about is whether or not Miami will take Kyler Murray with the 1.13 pick. Mel Kiper of ESPN already has him mocked to go to Miami at 1.13 If they think he will they just might make major league history and do what has never been done before. Mostly because they could sue but it won't amount to much of anything, just like what happened with Kylers dad when he got sued, nothing really happened.
  6. Kyler Murray OF OAK ESPN reported on Sunday that MLB had given the A’s approval to offer Murray a major league deal with significant guaranteed money – Murray wants $15m – in an effort to convince him to stick to baseball. MLB rules prevent teams from signing players right out of the draft to major league deals, but Murray’s situation is considered unique given his post-draft success and national relevancy. sounds like MLB has given the A's unprecedented permission to pursue a guaranteed contract north of 15 million guaranteed to ensure Kyler picks baseball over football. i appreciate that kylers dad was sued but it looks like Kyler is re-writing the rule book in regards to drafted players contracts simply by proving he is worth just as much and more to an NFL team.
  7. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    I just don't see it happening. As the article that brockpapersizer added a link to references; his situation has changed, like many do. When he signed that clause he was just QB for Oklahoma and he went on to have one of the greatest seasons ever for a college QB, so his situation has changed and now potentially has plenty of big time offers. Don't see how Murray acted in bad faith by having one of the best college seasons in history and received a 1st round draft grade. At this point Murray is potentially gonna get drafted and offered a contract that would dwarf his MLB signing bonus. MLB obviously sees this as an issue they would lose or why would they consider signing Murray immediately to the 40 man roster to guarantee him more money to ultimately choose baseball when that has never been done before? Cause they know the threat of him going to the NFL is real. It's probably just a leverage move by Murray but still shrewd cause he knows he is in a better bargaining place. Better to be bargaining from a position of strength as oppose to a position of weakness. MLB threatining a lawsuit to force compensation from Murray or the NFL would look like sour grapes and probably why it hasn't been mentioned anywhere other than fan driven fantasy message boards. Just my opinion that Murray uses his position to force baseball to sign him to a contract. Maybe something like the Phillies gave Scott Kingery, which would be a first for MLB I believe.
  8. Keeper Trade: Correa, CMart for Soto Severino

    I agree with fuzzr, if you have a suitable SS replacement I'd take Soto and severino as well.
  9. Michael Conforto 2019 Outlook

    Yes sir. Spot on. All the added weapons around him should provide some protection in the lineup like he has never had before. I'm hoping for a boost in runs scored, RBIs, and expect him to go over 30 HRs. They batted him anywhere from 2nd to 4th last year, I hope he settles in at cleanup hitter or maybe the 3 hole. P.S. can't wait to see Alonso brought up and inserted in that lineup.
  10. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    I think you are missing the point. The not playing in the NFL clause is only relevant if he keeps the signing bonus.if he returns the money everything in that contract will be voided. At least that's how I see it being ruled on if a lawsuit was filed.
  11. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    The A's knew Kyler Murray to the NFL was a possibility. Can't claim they had not considered it.
  12. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    I basically see it as this. Mumbo jumbo in the contract he signed is irrelevant if he pays back every penny of his signing bonus. If he does that he will have voided his contract and would therefore be able to enter the NFL draft with no obstruction. So, No matter what is said by agents or anyone none of it will matter until Kyler returns his entire signing bonus money.
  13. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    Setting a bad precedent is not illegal. He can break the baseball contract as easy as a phone call to Jimmy Sexton and if he gets a 1st round grade he certainly well might do that. Saying that MLB would sue the NFL is laughable in my opinion. They might be able to go after Murray for compensatory damages but I doubt the public scrutiny just over a kid deciding to play football would hardly be worth whatever they were able to recover. I don't know the ins and outs of baseball and their rookie draft pics but I'm pretty sure if Kyler breaches his contract and has to give his money back that they As will receive some sort of compensatory pick but I really don't know that for sure.
  14. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    "In good faith" Key words in there meaning non binding.
  15. Kyler Murray OF OAK

    If he stays in the NFL draft some team will take him ( like the Dolphins ) Sounds like you just don't like the fact that he is an undecided kid. They have stipulations to let him out of his contract. This isn't a dictatorship, the kid can do what he wants. This is a free market society. If he wants to leverage the NFL draft to squeeze more money ey from MLB I see no reason why he shouldn't be allowed to do it. There is no moral code in a free market society. Use what you can to get what you can. He isn't the first athlete to do it and he won't be the last.