MJ Is A Little Delusional About One More Year....

Heim

EOG Master
#1
No way is anyone signing one year deals to try for another title. I think he's delusional that his greatness supersedes money.
Jordan would have to take a pay cut to sign everybody. He was willing to do that? Pippen, he wanted fair market value, he's
not signing for peanuts for a trophy, they were not giving it to him. Rodman was a FA headache and Kerr was traded. He's lucky
they won so many titles without tilting the salary structure until Jordan's last few years. Cuban won a title, he has all the money in
the world but he broke up the team because he didn't want to pay the big contracts. 6 titles in 8 years will never happen again.

It's not economically feasible.


P.S. So many out there believe he would have made a MLB roster eventually. Really!?
 
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TheGuesser

EOG Dedicated
#2
No way is anyone signing one year deals to try for another title. I think he's delusional that his greatness supersedes money.
Jordan would have to take a pay cut to sign everybody. He was willing to do that? Pippen, he wanted fair market value, he's
not signing for peanuts for a trophy, they were not giving it to him. Rodman was a FA headache and Kerr was traded. He's lucky
they won so many titles without tilting the salary structure until Jordan's last few years. Cuban won a title, he has all the money in
the world but he broke up the team because he didn't want to pay the big contracts. 6 titles in 8 years will never happen again.

It's not economically feasible.


P.S. So many out there believe he would have made a MLB roster eventually. Really!?
He probably would have. As a Sept call up novelty attraction.
 
#3
MJ had a lot of speed. I think he hit a few out in the minors ??? don't really remember. Could not hit. hands of stone. Cut him in bases. Not on my MLB team unless i want to put fannies in the seats late in the year after I lose september football.


Ted williams said it best. MJ will not make the MLB
 

Valuist

EOG Dedicated
#4
He never would've made the majors. Hitters with long arms get real long, slow swings. 3 HRs and a .203 BA is ok for a team's pitchers batting totals but not for an outfielder.

If they could've brought MJ, Pippen. Rodman and Phil back, hard to see anyone beating them. Wasn't 1998-1999 the strike season? Would've been perfect for a veteran team so their legs wouldn't have been tired. Was that a Spurs title year?
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#6
He never would've made the majors. Hitters with long arms get real long, slow swings. 3 HRs and a .203 BA is ok for a team's pitchers batting totals but not for an outfielder.

If they could've brought MJ, Pippen. Rodman and Phil back, hard to see anyone beating them. Wasn't 1998-1999 the strike season? Would've been perfect for a veteran team so their legs wouldn't have been tired. Was that a Spurs title year?
Yes it was.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#7
I haven’t watched the last dance so I don’t know if it was covered. Krause gets credit for one thing overlooked by many - he stood up to Jordan on player moves. Jordan used to campaign for his boys to play in Chicago, especially if they were from UNC.
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#10
He probably would have. As a Sept call up novelty attraction.
Keep in mind IF he was brought up that would have meant putting him on the 40-man roster which also meant dropping someone from the 40-man roster. And while I will grant you players 38-40 probably don't have much of a career with that club they are far better than anyone like MJ. So bringing him up would have meant cutting someone and that would not have been a good long-term move
 
#11
I haven’t watched the last dance so I don’t know if it was covered. Krause gets credit for one thing overlooked by many - he stood up to Jordan on player moves. Jordan used to campaign for his boys to play in Chicago, especially if they were from UNC.
You really aren't missing much. It's nothing more than a ten hour infomercial created by his team to sell his brand to a younger generation that never got to see him play.

I give credit to MJ and his team because it's going to generate an obscene amount of money for them.
 
#12
No way is anyone signing one year deals to try for another title. I think he's delusional that his greatness supersedes money.
Jordan would have to take a pay cut to sign everybody. He was willing to do that? Pippen, he wanted fair market value, he's
not signing for peanuts for a trophy, they were not giving it to him. Rodman was a FA headache and Kerr was traded. He's lucky
they won so many titles without tilting the salary structure until Jordan's last few years. Cuban won a title, he has all the money in
the world but he broke up the team because he didn't want to pay the big contracts. 6 titles in 8 years will never happen again.

It's not economically feasible.


P.S. So many out there believe he would have made a MLB roster eventually. Really!?
He had no chance to make the majors.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#16
Based on his baseball skills? Agree.

But some team may have called him up based on other obvious motives. All it takes is one. See comments from Billy Beane.
I would have thought that with Tebow also. His name had some weight when he started in the minors (not like Jordan though).
 

GameBred

I Trade Therefore I Am
#21
No way is anyone signing one year deals to try for another title. I think he's delusional that his greatness supersedes money.
Jordan would have to take a pay cut to sign everybody. He was willing to do that? Pippen, he wanted fair market value, he's
not signing for peanuts for a trophy, they were not giving it to him. Rodman was a FA headache and Kerr was traded. He's lucky
they won so many titles without tilting the salary structure until Jordan's last few years. Cuban won a title, he has all the money in
the world but he broke up the team because he didn't want to pay the big contracts. 6 titles in 8 years will never happen again.

It's not economically feasible.


P.S. So many out there believe he would have made a MLB roster eventually. Really!?
Perhaps the most underpaid player in the history of the LG.
 
#23
Tebow has no MLB tool. MJ could have been a pinch runner. Stealing 30 isn't bad for a guy who hadn't played for 15 years or so. Either would only have been called up for sideshow.
Maybe, maybe not. How good was he at reading pitchers? How big of a lead would he have been comfortable taking? How good of a base runner was he? I don't even know how fast he was, don't know what type of instincts he had, there's a lot of factors that go into running the bases
 

Crazy Pete

EOG Senior Member
#24
Maybe, maybe not. How good was he at reading pitchers? How big of a lead would he have been comfortable taking? How good of a base runner was he? I don't even know how fast he was, don't know what type of instincts he had, there's a lot of factors that go into running the bases
Yes, many many factors involved, I could add a few more.
But I reject the whole premise of the claim: Jordan 30 steals vs 18 caught stealing is negative WAR, it actually HURTS the team.
 
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