Sunday, August 16, 2009
Jake Locker Inks Angels Deal, But There's Less There Than Meets The Eye
Jake Locker said he didn't want to go into details of the contract but that it was "kind of vague" as to whether there were any commitments to do anything baseball-related down the road. But there is apparently nothing in the deal that precludes him from playing football.So the Angels have his exclusive rights as a baseball player, should he choose to become one. This sounds like a bonanza for Scott Boras: find another sport that his charge might one day want to play, get him playing it on a college team, and whoops!
But with the signing, the Angels own Locker's rights for the next six years and should he want to play baseball at any point during that time, he would have to play for them.
I'm tempted to tag this with the "stupid ideas" label, but the jury, obviously, is going to be out for a long time on this one.