Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fehr Game

The media seems to be baiting Donald Fehr into suggesting that the MLBPA is investigating a collusion charge as it relates to Barry Bonds. First of all, I would find it quite a stretch to call it collusion if no team wants to sign an oft injured 43 year old accused felon with a reputation for being a cheater and a jackass. But second, here is the headline of the article:

Sniffing for collusion, Fehr wonders why Bonds is unwanted

and here are the quotes in the article from Donald Fehr:

"We always look at the free-agent markets every year and make judgments about them, and if we come to the conclusion with respect to any player that there's a matter worth pursuing, we'll pursue it," he said. "But I'm not going to make any suggestions or accusations unless and until we come to that conclusion."

Fehr wouldn't say whether he found it troublesome that no team has publicly said it wants Bonds.

"I haven't talked to him about it or his agents and I don't want to comment personally about it since I haven't had the opportunity to do that," he said.
I'm sorry, but in fairness to Donald Fehr, I don't see anything in his comments to warrant the headline and its specificity to Bonds. Either Fehr said something else that didn't make the article which would be incredibly bad editing, or this editor is trying to make something out of nothing. I guess it pays to read the fine print.

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