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Two days after signing a minor league contract with the Marlins, Gabe Gross has decided to retire.

 

"I just felt like my heart wasn’t into it," Gross said. "This and quitting football are the two hardest decisions I’ve ever made." A major leaguer since 2004, Gross finishes his career with a .239/.330/.385 batting line.

 

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He earned about $3.5 million over 6 MLB years. Not bad for a totally mediocre career.

 

However, jerking a team around and signing a contract (that was for at least $65,000) only to quit 2 days later doesn't say good things about him.

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He earned about $3.5 million over 6 MLB years. Not bad for a totally mediocre career.

 

However, jerking a team around and signing a contract (that was for at least $65,000) only to quit 2 days later doesn't say good things about him.

 

Better than quitting after flunking a second roids test. A lot of what Gross got for his career comes from his brief flashes of brilliance in the Rays' miracle 2008 run.

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Better than quitting after flunking a second roids test.

 

:lol

 

Nobody is as good at massively screwing up as Manny is.

 

Nonetheless, it's still just extremely lame. Sorta like not showing up for spring training, but worse because you put the team through all of the contractual hoops and wasted many hours of work on the part of talent evaluators, lawyers and team executives for no good reason.

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He earned about $3.5 million over 6 MLB years. Not bad for a totally mediocre career.

 

However, jerking a team around and signing a contract (that was for at least $65,000) only to quit 2 days later doesn't say good things about him.

 

 

Never officially signed, decided to retire before he took his physical.

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He earned about $3.5 million over 6 MLB years. Not bad for a totally mediocre career.

 

However, jerking a team around and signing a contract (that was for at least $65,000) only to quit 2 days later doesn't say good things about him.

 

Better than quitting after flunking a second roids test. A lot of what Gross got for his career comes from his brief flashes of brilliance in the Rays' miracle 2008 run.

 

I don't follow. Was he on steroids or no? Cause his stat line says 'No.'

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Never officially signed, decided to retire before he took his physical.

 

OK.

 

Doesn't change the fact that we were jerked around for no good reason.

Calling it "jerking us around" seems a bit harsh. We signed some guy to be a backup to our backup and spend his time in the minors, he probably had some introspection and realized he didn't want to go back to the minors after being in the majors for the last 5 seasons.

 

 

 

He earned about $3.5 million over 6 MLB years. Not bad for a totally mediocre career.

 

However, jerking a team around and signing a contract (that was for at least $65,000) only to quit 2 days later doesn't say good things about him.

 

Better than quitting after flunking a second roids test. A lot of what Gross got for his career comes from his brief flashes of brilliance in the Rays' miracle 2008 run.

 

I don't follow. Was he on steroids or no? Cause his stat line says 'No.'

He was taking a shot at Manny.

 

Also, remember that terrible players also took PEDs. For every Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, there are 100 Chad Allen's and Matt Herges.

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Calling it "jerking us around" seems a bit harsh.

 

That may well be.

 

There's no way he didn't take into account the supremely obvious fact that he's going to have to ride buses and stay in less than 5-star accommodations before he or his agent engages us in negotiations for a minor league contract.

 

We evaluate him. We like him for our purposes. We call him or his agent. We get some interest. We negotiate. We arrive at a preliminary agreement. Our lawyers review it. Management meets about it. Approvals are given. We make the offer. He accepts. All subject only to a physical. We think he's serious and we have a deal.

 

"Oh, sorry, I changed my mind" amounts to jerking us around, he knew the parameters all along.

 

He wasted everyones time, including his own, for no (known) good reason. He's perfectly well within his rights to change his mind and it's part of the business that the occasional flake will bail at the last second, but it's just lame.

 

Therefore, I was harsh. So it goes.

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