Note: This post is part of a week long mock trade deadline event on www.reddit.com/r/baseball, regularly scheduled parody content will resume shortly!
HOT STOVE REPORT
The RLBPA is born.
Day 2 of the /r/Baseball Trade Deadline saw some interesting developments, including the creation of the Reddit League Baseball Player’s Association (RLBPA), in reaction to the treatment of /u/KwanzaaSanta by /r/NYYankees.
/u/KwanzaaSanta was banished to the defunct /r/Expos by the /r/NYYankees Front Office. The Yankees claimed this was a fair move as /u/KwanzzaSanta failed to specify the retired /r/Expos in his No Trade Clause.
The RLBPA released the following statement:
*walks up to podium*
Due to the actions of the /r/NYYankees front office against both /u/KaufKaufKauf and /u/KwanzaaSanta , the RLBPA has no choice but to ask for a hearing, to be conducted immediately, with /u/DeadlineCommisioner to address removal of /r/NYYankees management.
We will not stand by as our users are so egregiously mistreated and expect the Commissioner to do the right thing and bring a swift and just resolution to this issue.
If there are any questions, I will take them now.
To which the Commissioner, /u/DeadlineCommish replied:
Who the hell are you?
While the League does not currently recognize the RLBPA, they are working hard to improve rights for users and avoid further abuse.
/u/SFer gets around
/u/SFer has been getting around quite a lot this trade deadline. Here’s a breakdown of his movements so far:
- SFer is traded from the Athletics to the Phillies, for a player To Be Announced.
- Phillies announce that the player TBA is, in fact, SFer. Sent back to the Athletics.
- Traded to the Padres in a 13 team mega deal.
- As the final move in the 13 trade deal, the Padres send SFer BACK to the Athletics AGAIN.
The goal of /r/OaklandAthletics seems to be to have SFer moved to every MLB team without ever actually trading him.