Originally Posted by StanleySpadowski
I'm not aware of any contract approved by the Commissioner's office that includes anything of the sort.
Heard an interview just this morning over this. Apparently, it's something that is being done more and more because of this very thing.
Typically, teams in this situation have either moved players and eaten portions of their contracts, cut them and simply ate the entire remainder or just cut them and fought the contract after the fact. Usually a settlement situation. Now, I guess, teams are realizing that this whole PEDs thing could easily get out of control and are trying to take measures to safeguard themselves.
I've never seen a player contract so I don't know what they might have looked like before but I thought this was interesting. I also think it's necessary. Teams can not continue to give such lucrative contracts to players who may not be in the league in a years time because of PEDs. MLB, at this point, can not stay in front of the testing curve so your always in a situation where you learn after the fact. Just too much money involved. To many potential long term issues. I imagine the Player's Union will fight it but I don't really think they have a chance on this issue. This is something that I think could kill a Franchise and by extension, the players so I think there will have to be give here.
I long for the days when sports were about playing. I feel bad for those who will never see that side of Pro Sports. It is what it is I suppose.