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Yes, but it was also corrected. False information wasn't allowed to remain.

Fine, but the reports (mostly tweets, the least reliable form of journalism I know) about what MLB has done in the Duquette situation are both vague and to some extent contradictory.

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Fine, but the reports (mostly tweets, the least reliable form of journalism I know) about what MLB has done in the Duquette situation are both vague and to some extent contradictory.
The tweets are often expanded upon in journalist reports. Olney said, "MLB was pushing" the deal. Morosi said, "not actively involved in discussing terms of deal." I don't think those two examples are contradictory.

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The tweets are often expanded upon in journalist reports. Olney said, "MLB was pushing" the deal. Morosi said, "not actively involved in discussing terms of deal." I don't think those two examples are contradictory.

Interestingly, Morosi was the one tweeting the $4million figure on Rasmus. Just sayin'.

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Interestingly, Morosi was the one tweeting the $4million figure on Rasmus. Just sayin'.
And he also corrected it. Again, in the rush to be first, he dropped the ball, but recovered. Olney's position remains unchanged.

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And he also corrected it. Again, in the rush to be first, he dropped the ball, but recovered. Olney's position remains unchanged.

What exactly is Olney's position? I'm unclear on whether he actually has reported on what MLB has done, or is simply giving commentary and reporting other teams' reactions to what others have said MLB has done. Admittedly, I may not have read everything he has written on the subject.

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What exactly is Olney's position? I'm unclear on whether he actually has reported on what MLB has done, or is simply giving commentary and reporting other teams' reactions to what others have said MLB has done. Admittedly, I may not have read everything he has written on the subject.
Why is the perception in the industry that MLB is "pushing the deal?" That sure sounds like MLB is taking sides. Is it common practice for a team to run to MLB in a situation like this? I don't know.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Jays have reached out to O's repeatedly about Duquette, and MLB has reached out to O's, too, as reported before.</p>— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) <a href="

">January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Why is the perception in the industry that MLB is "pushing the deal?" That sure sounds like MLB is taking sides. Is it common practice for a team to run to MLB in a situation like this? I don't know.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Jays have reached out to O's repeatedly about Duquette, and MLB has reached out to O's, too, as reported before.</p>— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) <a href="

">January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I don't know either, nor is it clear who in MLB contacted the Orioles or what they said.

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Why is the perception in the industry that MLB is "pushing the deal?" That sure sounds like MLB is taking sides. Is it common practice for a team to run to MLB in a situation like this? I don't know.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Jays have reached out to O's repeatedly about Duquette, and MLB has reached out to O's, too, as reported before.</p>— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) <a href="

">January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Sounds like the O's might have to file a restraining order to get the harassing calls to stop.

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Just give us their top prospect and a few picks and be done with it. They have probably talked to Dan long ago and he obviously doesn't want to be here. Let us grand him his wish and go up there with those forsakened frauds. Dan was good, but the core of this teams imprint still says MacPhail.

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http://www.saultstar.com/2015/01/06/bob-elliotts-top-101-most-influential-canadians-in-baseball

Beeston has been the loyal solider defending Rogers during each and every hit the Jays took for not adding payroll. The only different rationale we heard was that Beeston was given an option heading into 2013: Have some of the budget now and the rest in 2014 or take it all in 2013. The Jays chose to upgrade with the 12-player Miami Marlins deal, acquiring R.A. Dickey and signing Melky Cabrera.

There was a big-time clue at the start of 2014 season that it was going to be a difficulty to add salaries when in spring training five Jays — at the behest of management — were asked to chip in (defer salaries) so that the Jays could sign free-agent Ervin Santana for $14.1 million. Jose Bautista, Mark Buehrle, Dickey, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Reyes agreed to re-structure their deals, but the Atlanta Braves had lost starters on back-to-back days and Santana headed to Georgia instead. Under Beeston for the coming season, the Jays will field a lineup with three Canucks on opening day: Montreal’s Martin catching, Saunders of Victoria in left and Mississauga’s Dalton Pompey in centre.

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Slow news day, Ken? Looking for something to report? There's nothing new in this article, just 5'3" Ken standing on a soapbox, bleating, hoping someone will notice him. I wonder if Ken has picked out a cheery bowtie for when it is announced Dan gets traded to Toronto.

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Slow news day, Ken? Looking for something to report? There's nothing new in this article, just 5'3" Ken standing on a soapbox, bleating, hoping someone will notice him. I wonder if Ken has picked out a cheery bowtie for when it is announced Dan gets traded to Toronto.

Roch is the one quoted as saying the situation is "toxic". In which case I want people like Ken to keep yammering about it. And I also want it to be known to the public that Selig and Manfred are getting their grubby hands in the mess. The whole thing reeks of the MASN dispute.

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Roch is the one quoted as saying the situation is "toxic". In which case I want people like Ken to keep yammering about it. And I also want it to be known to the public that Selig and Manfred are getting their grubby hands in the mess. The whole thing reeks of the MASN dispute.

Toxic was a term that was thrown out to Roch over a week ago. And I would not be surprised if it were said. But context is everything. And so is timing.

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