ofahn wrote:The problem is that the players' union won't agree to any common sense correction IF IT IN ANY WAY impacts a player's bargaining leverage. They're already moaning that the current system is preventing players like Adam LaRoche or Nelson Cruz from getting insane offers.
I'm assuming it will drastically affect Kendry Morales. He should have never rejected the qualifying offer. Morales is a DH who may be able to play 1B in a pinch, but his defensive liability basically wipes out half the opportunities. Plus, with the draft pick compensation, that'll eliminate teams looking to rebuild. That leaves contending AL teams who have a DH need; not a extravagant market.
Not to mention he's painfully slow, he's not a great hitter; solid yes, but not great. No one section of his hitting line is great; .275/.329/.457 the last two years. Roch Kubatko has mentioned him a few times on his blog. I'd really rather not.