Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Take your money and be happy

What do Cole Hamels and Prince Fielder have in common?

They're both unhappy about having their contracts renewed.

Under MLB's collective bargaining agreement, players prior to their abitration-eligible years are under control of their respective teams and generally have little to no say about what they will be paid.

The players know this when they sign their contracts so why whine about it? You don't see teams shedding tears over million-dollar signing bonuses for unproven talents.

Both Hamels and Fielder are true talents who will make plenty of money down the road. Why they are whining about not making it now is beyond me.


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