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ChiCubs54
08-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Drama Over Pedro Alvarez Contract


12:57pm: Turns out Pedro Alvarez has not reported to the Pirates yet for a reason - the Players Association filed a grievance on his behalf today. They're saying Alvarez verbally agreed to his $6MM bonus after the midnight deadline on August 15th. Scott Boras informed the Pirates that Alvarez will not sign the contract unless it is renegotiated at a higher number. Royals top pick Eric Hosmer may also become tangled up in this mess, since his contract was submitted after Alvarez.

The Pirates issued a statement, showing their displeasure with Boras' tactics but expressing confidence the grievance will be dropped. The team also indicates disappointment with Alvarez himself, as he ultimately approved this grievance. In a way, it seems like Boras is taking a stand in general against the idea of the midnight deadline.


2:07pm: MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch talked to a source who said Boras wants another $200K, so that Alvarez's bonus matches Buster Posey's.


Source: MLBTR

ChiCubs54
08-28-2008, 02:49 PM
MLB and the Pirates say the grievance is without merit, while Boras says the Bucs violated MLB's rules and need to "come clean." Dejan Kovacevic says the sides have not yet discussed the idea of more money, dismissing the idea that Boras demanded another $200K. An arbitrator will make a binding decision on this case on September 10th. Most believe Alvarez will remain a Pirate with a $6MM bonus.


Source: MLBTR

Humongo
08-30-2008, 07:11 AM
This would be terrible if there were any Pirates fans to care about the dilemma.

a_roid_3333
08-30-2008, 05:43 PM
This would be terrible if there were any Pirates fans to care about the dilemma.

haha yeah thats true, man they suck

NYMetros
08-30-2008, 10:15 PM
This isn't good at all. We need Alvarez on this team at all costs. Just extremely frustrating.

xander
09-21-2008, 09:49 PM
So, is he going into the draft next year?

MetsFan28
09-22-2008, 01:29 AM
Did they get him? Boras is an *******.

C1Bman88
09-22-2008, 01:13 PM
The Pirates have now officially agreed to terms (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3602002) with Pedro Alvarez.

MetsFan28
09-22-2008, 03:24 PM
Good. Had me worried there.