Rafael Furcal’s head fake to Atlanta and re-signing with the Dodgers has, quite predictably, inspired some ire on the part of Braves’ management:
“From our perspective, we reached an agreement Monday night,” Braves General Manager Frank Wren said. “They asked for a term sheet for us to sign on Tuesday morning, and we sent over the signed termed sheet” . . .
. . . Earlier Wednesday, Kinzer said Furcal never accepted the Braves’ offer.
“They know we didn’t have a signed contract, that we didn’t even have a verbal agreement,” he said.
Attention first year law students: you now know what will be on your Contracts exam. Given this head start, I expect all of you to ace it.
As for the specifics of all of this, I have no idea what really went down, but I have this feeling it would have been a far less humiliating experience for the Braves if people from their front office didn’t spend all day Tuesday talking about the deal to the media.