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Paul
1:10
Are teams allowed to do a true rental trade for a player whose contract runs past this year? i.e. Angels trade Yunel Escobar to the Mets, with an agreement in place that he comes back to Angels in the offseason?
Dave Cameron
1:11
Nope; the CBA prevents that.
Owen G.
1:12
Let's talk move....you are a) shipping all your stuff and flying with your family? or b) driving across the country
Dave Cameron
1:13
Shipping all our stuff, then driving the dog across the country. Wife/kid flying a little bit later.
We don't think the dog would fare very well in a plane.
Robin
1:13
Has there been any public study on the net financial impact of trading for/signing a big name player? Through additional attendance, jersey sales, etc. I have a hard time believing there is not a positive correlation between getting a marque name and additional revenue for the team
Dave Cameron
1:14
Yeah, people have studied the issue. There's a very short-term attendance boost that doesn't last. It's not a huge factor.
Concerned White Sox Fan
1:15
Sale for Bryant straight up?
Dave Cameron
1:15
Cubs wouldn't do that.
1:16
Okay, off to do some writing. Thanks for hanging out everyone. We'll have trade coverage all weekend, so if teams actually do anything, we'll be here.
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