The Blue Jays – Marlins deal is a debacle of the first rate, anyone with a brain knows that (I gave my thoughts in
). The deal finally became official on Monday after commissioner Bud Selig's mock protest in waiting a few extra days to accept the deal. The fact is there was no way he could turn the deal down. This isn't the NBA where David Stern certainly would have made his presence felt in a more substantial way. In baseball the commissioner is really powerless to stop these things (the last time a deal was overturned was 1976 when Bowie Kuhn literally stopped Charlie Finley from just selling off his players). "I am aware of the anger," Selig said. "I have a great sensitivity to fans and people in areas.” In the end though he did what we all knew he would do and that is let the trade stand.
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