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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 2
« Reply #350: May 10, 2008, 10:02:21 PM »
Nah, they heard Hanley signed a $70 m contract today.

Actually, that's officially a rumor.  The original source for everything is an "acquaintance" of Ramirez who says Hanley mentioned it, and a Sun-Sentinel reporter picked it up and ran.  Unfortunately, it is the same reporter who had "confirmation" that the Marlins traded Lowell in June, 2003.

But, what makes it believable is that the MLBPA won a case to force the Marlins to hand over their books to be examined for where the revenue sharing money was going.  Suddenly, this rumor pops up, and the MLBPA is backing off.

Hanley has not taken a physical, as would be required prior to signing the contract.