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(Deadspin)   Yankees accused of tampering with Trout. No word if he took the bait and fell for it hook, line, and sinker   (deadspin.com) divider line 23
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2013-12-14 04:49:51 PM  
Kinda like college football, some people are just better at getting away with things like this.
 
2013-12-14 04:50:05 PM  
GIS for 'Tamper Resistant Trout' produced this:

www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Wat?
 
2013-12-14 04:54:19 PM  
"Yankees accused of tampering with Trout. No word if he took the bait and fell for it hook, line, and sinker"

Nope, too easy. And he'll be the big one that got away.
 
2013-12-14 05:37:55 PM  
If it was any other player, I could understand this wrist-slap. But Christ on a Wheat Thin, MLB, the name Levine dropped is the player every one already knew would, eventually, sign a record contract somewhere.
 
2013-12-14 05:52:27 PM  
So it goes...
 
2013-12-14 06:02:47 PM  
Damn?
 
2013-12-14 06:21:21 PM  
It wasn't tampering it was an honest expression of desire felt by every non-Angles front office.
 
2013-12-14 06:24:51 PM  
So that's why she went to Portland for the job.

/obscure
 
2013-12-14 06:27:37 PM  

red5ish: It wasn't tampering it was an honest expression of desire felt by every non-Angles front office.


If the Yankees are trying to send the message: "Don't sign a long-term deal with the Angels, because we're going to give you a ton of money if you become a free agent", then yes, it's tampering.  Yes, everyone knows it is likely true, but until he's a free agent it's against the rules to actually confirm it.

Now, that's not what Levine was doing, so there really shouldn't be any sanctions against the Yankees.
 
2013-12-14 06:56:06 PM  

Larry Mahnken: red5ish: It wasn't tampering it was an honest expression of desire felt by every non-Angles front office.

If the Yankees are trying to send the message: "Don't sign a long-term deal with the Angels, because we're going to give you a ton of money if you become a free agent", then yes, it's tampering.  Yes, everyone knows it is likely true, but until he's a free agent it's against the rules to actually confirm it.

Now, that's not what Levine was doing, so there really shouldn't be any sanctions against the Yankees.


MLB often announces these investigations, but rarely finds anyone guilty. The public rebuke is generally enough to keep executives on their toes.

Levine was trying to explain the situation that there was no way the Yankees wanted to pay for a 30+ year old player 10 year contract for Cano, Seattle for whatever reason needed another Suzuki to cheer for.
Its one of those unwritten rules that Exec's can't talk about another teams player thats under contract, which is really a load of crap.

I think Cano is just a whiny little biatch honestly, I enjoyed him playing for New York, but the guy has a kid back home and the judge there just upped his child support to $600, think I read somewhere he doesn't even give a damn about the kid. If he was happy in new york, he would of stayed for the price given, obviously he wanted the cash more then his fans, but it does happen in baseball so I don't blame the yankee front office, thanks Cano but bye!
 
2013-12-14 07:56:52 PM  

Misconduc: I think Cano is just a whiny little biatch honestly, I enjoyed him playing for New York, but the guy has a kid back home and the judge there just upped his child support to $600, think I read somewhere he doesn't even give a damn about the kid.

From what I read, the Judge in the Dominican Republic where the 3 year old son lives with his mother increased Cano's monthly support to his son to $1200 a month from $600, still a paltry sum considering the millions that Cano earns.  From the NY Daily News article that I read, his wife claims that Cano was often late in sending the $600 a month.  Wife's lawyer is now seeking to increase Cano's support payments to $25,000 a month.

I've had a Friday night season ticket package for the Yankees for several years.  Cano's a great player but I believe few fans have personally connected to him like they've connected to Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Posada, Bernie Williams.  Don't believe he has many commercial endorsements.  Not that sad to see him leave, especially after hearing his recent whining that Yankees don't "respect" him because they wouldn't give him a 10 year contract; and learning how little he pays for child support.

 
2013-12-14 08:13:44 PM  
Sounds like the Yankees' President is no master baiter.
 
2013-12-14 09:16:28 PM  

eldie: 've had a Friday night season ticket package for the Yankees for several years.


You lucky man, I only get to see the yankees in florida, mainly the Tampa yankees if not a few spring training games. I plan to make my way to new york sometime to venture towards right field, hopefully before I die.
 
2013-12-14 10:18:26 PM  

Misconduc: eldie: 've had a Friday night season ticket package for the Yankees for several years.

You lucky man, I only get to see the yankees in florida, mainly the Tampa yankees if not a few spring training games. I plan to make my way to new york sometime to venture towards right field, hopefully before I die.



In fact, I'm a lucky woman.  Hope you make it up to the Bronx to see your beloved Yankees.  I have to make a confession however.  I grew up in South Jersey and the Philadelphia Phillies have always been my favorite team.  My father however grew up in Newark, NJ and was a Yankee fan all his life.  Yankees you could say have been my second favorite team.  When I moved to NYC over 30 years ago, I became a more active Yankee fan and have had a season ticket package for 13 years.  I still follow the Phillies on-line and go to a couple of games at Citizens Bank Park every year.  Me and 3 friends have been going to Phillies spring training games near you in Clearwater the last 3 years. 2009 was a crazy Post-season for me!
 
2013-12-14 10:42:01 PM  

eldie: Misconduc: eldie: 've had a Friday night season ticket package for the Yankees for several years.

You lucky man, I only get to see the yankees in florida, mainly the Tampa yankees if not a few spring training games. I plan to make my way to new york sometime to venture towards right field, hopefully before I die.


In fact, I'm a lucky woman.  Hope you make it up to the Bronx to see your beloved Yankees.  I have to make a confession however.  I grew up in South Jersey and the Philadelphia Phillies have always been my favorite team.  My father however grew up in Newark, NJ and was a Yankee fan all his life.  Yankees you could say have been my second favorite team.  When I moved to NYC over 30 years ago, I became a more active Yankee fan and have had a season ticket package for 13 years.  I still follow the Phillies on-line and go to a couple of games at Citizens Bank Park every year.  Me and 3 friends have been going to Phillies spring training games near you in Clearwater the last 3 years. 2009 was a crazy Post-season for me!


You're like Bizarro-me.  I'm a Yankees fan who's been living in Philly, so I end up getting season tickets to the Bank, but watch the Yanks online and go to a couple Yankees games each year.  I had the incredible fortune of attending the Phillies' championship clincher (Parts A & B) and Mo's last game, 2 incredible moments that would seem impossible to top.  And yes, 2009 was indeed crazy (I attended a World Series game there and decided to wear a neutral "Phillies vs Yankees" shirt, for my own safety).
 
2013-12-14 10:56:12 PM  

Misconduc: Its one of those unwritten rules that Exec's can't talk about another teams player thats under contract, which is really a load of crap.


It's not unwritten.

Misconduc: obviously he wanted the cash more then his fans,


Unlike say Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann who wanted nothing more than to be True YankeesTM. Keep farking that chicken.
 
2013-12-14 11:01:42 PM  
We do have things in common. I like the Yankees very much but I'm loyal to the Phillies who I've been an intense fan of since I was 10 or 11 years old.  I watched the Phillies 2008 World Series clincher (Parts A & B) at a Phillies sports bar, Wogies, in Greenwich Village in New York.  We went nuts when Phils clinched and the champagne was flowing all over the place.  I was braver than you I guess in 2009.  I had a $250 Main Level seat at Yankee stadium for Game 1 which Cliff Lee got a masterful win (Daryl Strawberry was sitting near me and I have pictures of him).  I wore a Phillies jersey and hat.  Luckily the Yankees fans around me were civil and rather friendly.  And went with my Phillies fans' friends to Game 5 at Citizens' Bank Park, the other game that Cliff Lee and the Phillies won.  Watched the Yankees clinch in 2009 with some very disappointed Phillies' fans at Wogies.
 
2013-12-14 11:08:30 PM  

nein: eldie: Misconduc: eldie: 've had a Friday night season ticket package for the Yankees for several years.


You're like Bizarro-me.  I'm a Yankees fan who's been living in Philly, so I end up getting season tickets to the Bank, but watch the Yanks online and go to a couple Yankees games each year.  I had the incredible fortune of attending the Phillies' championship clincher (Parts A & B) and Mo's last game, 2 incredible moments that would seem impossible to top.  And yes, 2009 was indeed crazy (I attended a World Series game there and decided to wear a neutral "Phillies vs Yankees" shirt, for my own safety).


~~We do have things in common. I like the Yankees very much but I'm loyal to the Phillies who I've been an intense fan of since I was 10 or 11 years old.  I watched the Phillies 2008 World Series clincher (Parts A & B) at a Phillies sports bar, Wogies, in Greenwich Village in New York.  We went nuts when Phils clinched and the champagne was flowing all over the place.  I was braver than you I guess in 2009.  I had a $250 Main Level seat at Yankee stadium for Game 1 which Cliff Lee got a masterful win (Daryl Strawberry was sitting near me and I have pictures of him).  I wore a Phillies jersey and hat.  Luckily the Yankees fans around me were civil and rather friendly.  And went with my Phillies fans' friends to Game 5 at Citizens' Bank Park, the other game that Cliff Lee and the Phillies won.  Watched the Yankees clinch in 2009 with some very disappointed Phillies' fans at Wogies.

I meant to make the above post as a reply to Nein. So I've tried to fix it.
 
2013-12-15 12:07:53 AM  
It upset me when Mike Carp went to the Red Sox from Seattle last year. The AL West was better with Carp and Trout. And what if Tim Salmon were still floundering around the Angels! And wasn't Catfish Hunter an Anthletic? Ah, what could've been ...
 
2013-12-15 01:04:29 AM  
Misconduc:
Its one of those unwritten rules that Exec's can't talk about another teams player thats under contract, which is really a load of crap.

Unwritten? There's an actual rule. It says: "there shall be no negotiations or dealings respecting employment, either present or prospective, between any player, coach or manager and any club other than the club with which [the player] is under contract or acceptance of terms."

Levine can't call Trout up and say "Boy, we'd love to offer you a 10-year contract in a few years." He can't say through the press "We'd give him 10 years." Trout is under contract to another team. Any attempt, direct or subtle, to influence the player contractually potentially amounts to tampering.

And there's nothing unwritten about that.
 
2013-12-15 03:45:41 AM  

martin55: Misconduc:
Its one of those unwritten rules that Exec's can't talk about another teams player thats under contract, which is really a load of crap.

Unwritten? There's an actual rule. It says: "there shall be no negotiations or dealings respecting employment, either present or prospective, between any player, coach or manager and any club other than the club with which [the player] is under contract or acceptance of terms."

Levine can't call Trout up and say "Boy, we'd love to offer you a 10-year contract in a few years." He can't say through the press "We'd give him 10 years." Trout is under contract to another team. Any attempt, direct or subtle, to influence the player contractually potentially amounts to tampering.

And there's nothing unwritten about that.


Interesting information, thanks. I don't think that was Levine's intention, but baseball is a sneaky, subtle sport so I could be wrong.
 
2013-12-15 02:59:55 PM  

red5ish: martin55: Misconduc:
Its one of those unwritten rules that Exec's can't talk about another teams player thats under contract, which is really a load of crap.

Unwritten? There's an actual rule. It says: "there shall be no negotiations or dealings respecting employment, either present or prospective, between any player, coach or manager and any club other than the club with which [the player] is under contract or acceptance of terms."

Levine can't call Trout up and say "Boy, we'd love to offer you a 10-year contract in a few years." He can't say through the press "We'd give him 10 years." Trout is under contract to another team. Any attempt, direct or subtle, to influence the player contractually potentially amounts to tampering.

And there's nothing unwritten about that.

Interesting information, thanks. I don't think that was Levine's intention, but baseball is a sneaky, subtle sport so I could be wrong.


Doesn't really matter if that was his intention, as far as whether or not tampering occurred. It matters in terms of whether MLB will get enough of a bug up its ass to do anything about it though, yeah.
 
2013-12-15 03:53:01 PM  

martin55: Misconduc:
Its one of those unwritten rules that Exec's can't talk about another teams player thats under contract, which is really a load of crap.

Unwritten? There's an actual rule. It says: "there shall be no negotiations or dealings respecting employment, either present or prospective, between any player, coach or manager and any club other than the club with which [the player] is under contract or acceptance of terms."

Levine can't call Trout up and say "Boy, we'd love to offer you a 10-year contract in a few years." He can't say through the press "We'd give him 10 years." Trout is under contract to another team. Any attempt, direct or subtle, to influence the player contractually potentially amounts to tampering.

And there's nothing unwritten about that.


I always Assumed it was an unwritten rule, kind of like a batter walking across a pitching mound or talking about a no-hitter during one,  one of those things you really don't get much info on because I can't remember last time I ever seen it. I guess its important for the front offices and management, I honestly have a "Baseball rule book" somewhere around here, as a joke I got the "unwritten rules of baseball book" shortly after for running across a mound during a high school game once, it made me smirk being the starting pitcher (we batted first, but I was the second out).

I found out about the "no talking to pitchers during a no hitter" either in the same game, usually I am chatty, but this game I was like "WTF is going on?" I am by myself, rest of team on otherside of the dugout.

/doesn't believe in superstitions obviously, only I caught the ball with my bare hand from 3rd baseman rather then glove for some odd reason i never could explain that one
 
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