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"It was a matter of timing why I said no to talking about Kenny. I found it absolutely absurd that they would phone the day before the winter meetings to be asking to interview"


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Can the league invoke a penalty for tampering if Reinsdorf or Angelos haven't lodged a formal complaint? Clearly, they both would have to file suit to make it a legal matter.

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Thanks Weams, puts everything together nicely. If DD wants to go to such an environment, so be it. Blue Jays should compensate the O's with something quality and be given a large monetary fine by MLB. In addition the Yanks should also be fined something. I realize "feelers" are sent out in all lines of work, but baseball has procedures that try to maintain a sense of order. This feeler seems more like a colonoscopy. The phrase "right to interview" is ludicrous too. My bet is that DD has been "interviewed" via a proxy and knows the title and salary. I will miss him, but I wouldn't trust him anymore. The hardest thing in this ordeal for me is that Angelos had someone he appeared to trust and leave alone. To find someone like that again will be a task.

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