As with all labor negotiations, if there is a bargain close at hand, there seems little reason to arbitrarily cut off negotiations. So if this is the case, you’d think there’s good cause for an extension. The irony that the Yankees summary dismissal of Trammell might end up, in its own way, killing the Sox chance to acquire A-Rod is, admittedly, quite appealling from a purely partisan perspective. But you’d have to wonder why Selig would not extend a deadline to John Henry, a friend. As usual, there’s a lot going on here that remains completely unexplained.
Posted by YF on 12/18/2003 04:50:11 PM