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Honestly, I think he should try to play. HE thinks he can play. The team is only doing this for money. If he can't play they have an insurance policy on Baggie that pays 15 of his 17 mill.

People (especially lots on these boards) always bitch about players having no loyalty, only wanting the dough. However, Baggie has been the face of Astro baseball for 15 years or something, played hurt and played injured but never complained. He never chased bigger contracts elsewhere and has been a class act. Now the team has turned their back on one of the most popular players in franchise history to save a few million bucks?

What a way to say thanks for the best player to don your hideous history of uniforms. I'm now glad Houston got swept in the Series last year.

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Hey if he can play and he wants to he should play, he dose not want to be sitting around in 20 years saying to himself I coudl have played 3 more years and blown his HOF chances.

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Honestly, I think he should try to play. HE thinks he can play. The team is only doing this for money. If he can't play they have an insurance policy on Baggie that pays 15 of his 17 mill.

People (especially lots on these boards) always bitch about players having no loyalty, only wanting the dough. However, Baggie has been the face of Astro baseball for 15 years or something, played hurt and played injured but never complained. He never chased bigger contracts elsewhere and has been a class act. Now the team has turned their back on one of the most popular players in franchise history to save a few million bucks?

What a way to say thanks for the best player to don your hideous history of uniforms. I'm now glad Houston got swept in the Series last year.

Him just showing up today may have jeopardized the Astros ability to collect that 15 million now. The only way they were guaranteed that money was if he never suited up again.

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I think the only way Bagwell stays in the game is to go to the AL and DH.

He's already said that won't happen. He won't play outside of Houston.

As for the whole situation, Bagwell's earned the right to go out on his own terms. Drayton McLane took out the insurance policy to benefit himself only, and he set the deadline date on his own. To make this about money - specifically the owner's money - is an insult to a guy who's been the face of the Astros for the better part of 2 decades. He's never left, never complained, and never handled himself with anything but class. He played for some mediocre clubs in the name of loyalty and finally reached a World Series. If he wants to see if he's got anything left, he has that right. He won't linger for the money, and he won't go elsewhere - he wants 2 weeks in Florida to see if he can still compete. Let him (and Biggio) go out on his terms.

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Honestly, I think he should try to play. HE thinks he can play. The team is only doing this for money. If he can't play they have an insurance policy on Baggie that pays 15 of his 17 mill.

People (especially lots on these boards) always bitch about players having no loyalty, only wanting the dough. However, Baggie has been the face of Astro baseball for 15 years or something, played hurt and played injured but never complained. He never chased bigger contracts elsewhere and has been a class act. Now the team has turned their back on one of the most popular players in franchise history to save a few million bucks?

What a way to say thanks for the best player to don your hideous history of uniforms. I'm now glad Houston got swept in the Series last year.

Yup once again as I had said in another post...this is corporate America. They want you to kill yourself for them and if you don't they make you pay. Then when you've been used up they won't be loyal to you the way you have for them. It's rare to see it happen. I'm rooting for Bagwell to have a good season.

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Honestly, I think he should try to play. HE thinks he can play. The team is only doing this for money. If he can't play they have an insurance policy on Baggie that pays 15 of his 17 mill.

People (especially lots on these boards) always bitch about players having no loyalty, only wanting the dough. However, Baggie has been the face of Astro baseball for 15 years or something, played hurt and played injured but never complained. He never chased bigger contracts elsewhere and has been a class act. Now the team has turned their back on one of the most popular players in franchise history to save a few million bucks?

What a way to say thanks for the best player to don your hideous history of uniforms. I'm now glad Houston got swept in the Series last year.

Baseball, after all, is a business. True, Bagwell deserves better, but doesn't the organization have an obligation to put as competitive a product on the field as they can in front of their paying customers? If the Astros feel Bagwell isn't the best option at first base, don't they have the right to tell Bagwell that he's medically incapable of helping the Astros reach their full potential?

I admire players who take loyalty over monetary value any day of the week, but if a player's mindset is overruling his body's current shape, it will make both parties look embarassing. I always prefer an athlete who retires earlier rather than later. The last thing I want to see on Bagwell's final season stats is a batting average under the Mendoza Line and a fielding percentage that makes him look bad.

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