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  • Minor Leaguer traded for bats Overdoses

    Horrible ending to this story. The kid left the team less than a month after the trade that sent him to another team for 10 maple bats, and became a habitual drug user. Seven months later, his death is looked as a possible suicide. What a shame.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9...raded-for-bats

  • #2
    Johnny Odom. Yeah he's always had character issues, the only reason why he was traded for bats was because he had visa issues over a battery charge



    <+fenikz> "**** the Police, ride my fischstache bitches"

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    • #3
      ...I'm not sure I quite understand. Bats?

      BoneKrusher

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fischbowl View Post
        Johnny Odom. Yeah he's always had character issues, the only reason why he was traded for bats was because he had visa issues over a battery charge
        Except, save the kid the national embarrassment and release him if he's not that good. As if the team couldn't afford a couple of hundred bucks for bats.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Staubach12 View Post
          ...I'm not sure I quite understand. Bats?
          They traded his rights for 10 baseball bats. Yes, wooden bats for the rights to a baseball player.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Staubach12 View Post
            ...I'm not sure I quite understand. Bats?
            He signed a contract with Calgary of the Frontier League and he couldn't enter Canada so they traded him to Laredo of the Continental League for a lot of ten maple bats



            <+fenikz> "**** the Police, ride my fischstache bitches"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MetSox17 View Post
              They traded his rights for 10 baseball bats. Yes, wooden bats for the rights to a baseball player.
              Wow, that would blow.

              BoneKrusher

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MetSox17 View Post
                Except, save the kid the national embarrassment and release him if he's not that good. As if the team couldn't afford a couple of hundred bucks for bats.
                It guarantees the player his contract



                <+fenikz> "**** the Police, ride my fischstache bitches"

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                • #9
                  i remember this trade happening last year. crazy.


                  RIP, Sean Taylor.

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                  • #10
                    Dam thats just a slap in the face. Why even bother.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fischbowl View Post
                      It guarantees the player his contract
                      If he were any good (which apparently he had SOME stuff, enough to keep him floating around), he would have picked up a contract with another team. I just don't see the need to publicly embarrass the kid as bad as they did by trading him for bats. No coincidence that after all the humiliation, he became a drug addict.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MetSox17 View Post
                        If he were any good (which apparently he had SOME stuff, enough to keep him floating around), he would have picked up a contract with another team. I just don't see the need to publicly embarrass the kid as bad as they did by trading him for bats. No coincidence that after all the humiliation, he became a drug addict.
                        Still you don't want to take the risk in releasing him over a clerical error. Was it ethical trading him for bats? No, but would you rather send a kid home over a processing mistake?



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fischbowl View Post
                          Still you don't want to take the risk in releasing him over a clerical error. Was it ethical trading him for bats? No, but would you rather send a kid home over a processing mistake?
                          Out of all the trade possibilities, all they could think of was 10 bats? I find that very hard to believe.

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                          • #14
                            They were offered 1000 dollars for him, and the bats coster per the article 665$ altogether, I am pretty sure they didn't need to embarrass him like that, it is really a sad story I feel bad for the guy.

                            Bone Krusher, the best

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                            • #15
                              I do feel sorry for the young man's family. It must be a tough time for them.




                              2 C 5:6-8 Jakob Murphy aka themaninblack

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