Rosenthal, Ken
December 2005
Sporting News;12/23/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 51, p73
The article presents information on developments related to baseball in the U.S. The most interesting perk in RHP A.J. Burnett's contract with the Toronto Blue Jays is that his wife is entitled to eight round trips by limousine per season between Toronto and her home in Maryland. Rival executives were stunned when the Florida Marlins declined to offer salary arbitration to free-agent closer RHP Todd Jones after Jones' two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers became public knowledge. Before acquiring Alfonso Soriano from the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals balked at a three-way trade that would have brought them Cincinnati Reds OF Wily Mo Pena with the Blue Jays RMP Miguel Batista going to the Reds and the Washington Nationals OF Brad Wilkerson going to the Jays.


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