After talks with major league baseball officials, the Dragons released him Friday for an undisclosed payment, the commissioner's office said. ESPN.com's Peter Gammons reported on Friday that the Red Sox would pay the Marlins between $1.35 and $1.5 million for Millar. Neither the Marlins nor the Red Sox released dollar figures.
I can't belive they would give Millar to the Red Sox's for $1.5 million... let hope it's for more money
I dont understand why people are more upset about this now then when he was sold to the team in Japan. Were getting the same amount of money we got from the Japanese team originally, so to the Marlins, theres no difference than if he agreed to play in Japan.
The difference between what the Marlins got from Red Sox and what they got originally from the Japanese team ($300,000) went to the Florida Marlins Charitable Foundation, not the city of Miami. I read in one article that amount came from Millar himself. I guess sort of as a goodwill gesture for all the problems that this has created.
Couldn't we have re-signed Kevin and then traded him? Was that an option?
Well no because the marlins needed the 1.5 million the red sox gave them because they were over the budget and needed that money.