buying viagra in usa avodart online in uk drugs similar to pyridium valtrex online without prescription in us himplasia medication amlodipinbesilat express canada buy stromectol online from uk buy tadapox in singapore coumadin interactions with pain medication prometrium side effects ivf to buy levitra super active in uk propecia online pharmacy cheap sertralina claritin coupons printable what is terramycin used for in horses clozaril online usa no prescription where do i fluoxetina in mexico us pharmacies online that sell metoclopramide buy flovent 10 lov cost extendaquin haldol birth control online india how to order cafergot express shipping isoptin cheapest duphalac flunil online australia purchase erection packs 1 pills arzomicin online from canada venta de cafergot glucofage without prescription medication brand advair diskus discontinued atarax pharmacies in colchicina prescription only order elocon overnight discount mirapex from canada nizoral online from canada cost of aleve at walgreens zyloprim online usa colchicina online canada buy leukeran with a mastercard what is the drug coreg for buy lansoprazol online australia no prescription misoprost canada prescription abilify no script florinef 0.1mg tablets for dogs levlen overseas risperdal fast india buy vasotec pills in the uk getting levothroid in australia colospa prescription only global drug sales 2012 allegra uk companies only can you buy olistat best place to buy estro online amlodipinbesilat phone orders non prescription prednisolone buy seroquel pills in the us buy nootropil 15mg online side effects of levitra 20 mg aspirin first order buy generic zydis online no prescription advair online coupon code evista australia pharmacy what do lansoprazole tablets do can i buy metoclopramide med cab sinemet bupron sr pharmacy prices list minocycline cheap canada pharmacy what are the side effects of levaquin piracetam buy australia lamictal rx info fenofibrate 160 mg cost buy shatavari pills online serevent on line no script sinequan cheap india pharmacy very early ovulation on clomid what is levlen made of best site for klipal codeine i pill diprolene website buy paxil with no script viagra professional on line in the uk risperdal fast mexico beat way to order strattera online canadian pharmacy generic viagra comprar prednisolone online buy voltaren 5 carafate with no subscription what is the active ingredient in prilosec otc medrol canada overnight delivery elimite shop net haldol medication should take allopurinol during gout attack habeeb alli canadian council imams buy generic viagra and cialis online luvox doctors online tamoxifen price canada elocom no prescription hyaluronic acid medication doxycycline uk next day delivery over counter stromectol anteovin generic name is tegretol available on line in canada digoxin medication error yaz side effects long term use buy pyridium online reviews how many aleve can get you high frusemide lawsuit canada birth control pills from canada seasonique coupon code is there a shortage of disulphiram wellbutrin medication raloxifeno to buy from europe buy haldol hong kong online pharmacy discount can you get oxytrol how to take ephedraxin mg is generic trileptal effective prazosin online ordering buy doxycycline chlamydia meloxicam overdose cats effexor xr pills online in the usa buy citalopram online from mexico hydrochlorothiazide without insurance biaxin on the internet where to buy generic zyrtec d 5mg buy qsymia online no prescription clomifene over counter fucidin crema prospect tegretol mg canadian rx cost of prazosin trimox to buy in the canada without a prescription pamelor tablets side effects order elavil online in usa over the counter version of lotrisone does saw palmetto cause weight gain maxalt pas cher italie amantadine how to buy cheap lisinopril 5mg online minocin on line in the canada buy grifulvin v clomid coupons buy prednisolone online no prescription aprovel drug in mexico pharmacy best place to buy roaccutan in canada cheap viagra jelly licensed drugstore where can i buy results rx order paroxetine on line usa buy pulmicort online us no prescription buy mometasona no prescription plavix how long to take colospa on line in the canada purchase elavil isoptin malaysia pharmacy buy terramycin overseas dipyridamole for sale online what medicines contain dipyridamole norvasc from uk safe buy oristal online amoxiline cheap uk purchase orlistar pills buy benicar pills in the canada purchasing seroquel online uk tamsulozin on line no script buy kamagra tablets does generic viagra work losec dosage for dogs pharmaceutical machinery suppliers in india fast diflucan delivery diltiazem no rx zoloft or generic is adam from man vs food healthy deltasone for sale how long to wait between diflucan pills allopurinol gout pills diakof over the counter myambutol cost in canada buy viagra super active online with out prescription himplasia mg tablet bula do prednisona pharmacy regulation northern ireland lasix from usa pharmacy alprazolam no prescription online consumer reviews aleve pain reliever cheap albendazole no prescription property to buy in woolton liverpool safe buy sepibest online keftab for sale online purchase generic proscar health canada cystone generic name for advair diskus 500 80 beta val shop net worldwide pharmacy lopressor what is prinivil drugs buy online benicar generic pyridium delivery london misoprostol tablets 200 mcg cipla cost of venlafaxina provera without prescrip purchase finasteride cheap low cost actos zyvox cost 2009 florida risperdal all types carvedilolo pills tegretol cheap mexico pharmacy flomax online without prescription trileptal canada companies only rx diclofenac sodium medicine amitriptyline 10mg dutasterid over the counter drugs where ceftin all types acivir pills pills what is the first sign of digoxin toxicity artane medical centre dublin letrozole dosage bodybuilding ciprofloxacino 500mg bula us online pharmacy no prescription atrovent modafinil india pharmacy what does femcare generic desyrel uk paypal buy generic novo digoxin online with prescription celapram fast mexico lamictal on line in the uk toprol xl order how to get doxycycline for malaria glucotrol no prescription best place to order keppra in us flovent diskus generic where to get accutane online canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg accutane pharmacies generic isotretinoin buy speman quick best weight loss pills bactrim generic usa order periactin forum super active cosmetics over the counter medicine that acts as sepibest safe buy zydis online max dose of zantac during pregnancy aricept worldwide fluticanose where to buy in canada cymbalta over the counter india allegra d in canada retino a cream 0,025 where to get diclofenac gel where to purchase buy nitroglycerin patches purchase hyzaar in canada do you need rx clincin can you order remeron best site for aciclovir chloroquine woldwide shipping buying codeine cough syrup online what causes late ovulation on clomid cefixime canadian source isotretinoin also known as accutane or roaccutane metformin online from canada how to reduce side effects of finasteride can people take veterinary prednisone best price albenda avapro 150mg tablet malaseb dog shampoo how to use geriforte syrup results forum keppra drug in mexico pharmacy where can i buy sildenafila online without a prescription buy minocycline online without a prescription lasix m tablets side effects can order benemid canada get aloprim toronto side effects of lortab 10 over the counter medicine that acts as ginette 35 remeron tablets from buy seasonique order canada liv 52 where to buy in canada suppliers of procardia in us fastest indocin uk delivery can you get addicted to aspirin suppliers of levothyroid in us flagyl er cheap us pharmacy the online drugstore pamelor kytril drug class femcare online buy cheap order fluoxetine shop net aygestin tablets side effects viagra best prices uk pill shop pilex shortage raciper online from canada order casodex pill does propecia help receding hairline viagra jelly generico italiano toprol to buy in the usa without a prescription propecia canada online no prescription can you buy cialis professional buy diprolene online in the united states without a prescription brafix pills cheapest propecia singapore how to take cipralex mg prinivil usa sale order pravachol tablets order procardia on line usa is baclofen an over the counter drug ortho cyclen with prescription koortslipcreme aciclovir to buy in u.s. is buying generic propecia online safe western drug quetiapinum ampicillin msds reglan mg mexico cheap living room furniture sets altace cheapest rate generic from sarafem online pharmacy adderall canada atacand generic alternative high dose hydrea how long does tegretol take to work for bipolar buy levitra plus next day buy finast bulk buy generic orlistatum online with prescription duetact uk no prescription sex pill guru scams exposed online fluoxetina india where can i get topamax lowest price remeron atorlip 10 refills piracetam review forum which uk site to buy levitra plus fastest online phenergan no rx west indies vs new zealand live score what is unisom dosage isoptin online from canada propranolol cost comparison amex cialis buy coversyl online reviews order claravis on line mexico carafate suspension reviews online rx without prescription viagra in usa canadian health care mall virus removal generic elocom no prescription what is keflex antibiotic used for benadryl generic wikipedia drugs ginseng buy online uk stromectol ivermectin drug lamictal next day delivery usa buy claravis without prescription dutasterid prices cozaar 50 mg losartan medrol 16 mg italiano emsam tablets from buy can i buy ginseng in canada can i get aspirin buy acticin united states prescription lipothin buy usa where to get plendil shatavari pill shortage is fasigyn legal in uk cheap doxycycline 200 mg low betnovate skin redness vasotec canada overnight delivery buy prinivil que es mejor el cialis o el viagra ponstel online buy differin online from australia where tetracycline be excreted original acivir pills online reviews on mirapex viagra online uk buy genuine comprar reminyl online inderal 20 mg anxiety retino a cream 0 05 uk online ampicillin 500mg cap dava xeloda without prescription canada amoxiline side effects long term use valium generico india thyroxin noprescrition needed uk online pharmacy erythromycin alcohol consumption codiovan usa purchase diovan on line in india diarex delivered to your home buy zanaflex tablets australia cost of erythromycin uk buy roxithromycin without prescription what types of flonase are there how long to wait to drink alcohol after flagyl retin a gel 0,1 cost in canada safe buy tretinoin 0,025 online toradol shortage para que se usa el zetia meclizine suppositories buy generic aricept buy liv 52 online from canada aloprim online usa no prescription fucidin h cream boots can i get viagra from my doctor does sertraline cause high blood pressure where to purchase femara diamox us companies only the online drugstore orlistat buy synthroid online australia no prescription hard on pills over the counter sumycin tablets online cheap eulexin 100 mg quantas gotas de atrovent devo usar lipitor canada head office eltroxin without a prescription from canada curacne sold over counter how much does fosamax cost how does viagra work drugs brand amoxil prices at costco zertalin trusted online drug stores in canada buy bupron sr tablets usa what is the medication premarin used for buy over the counter imitrex online levitra plus direct pharmacy citalopram com side effects urispas tablets 200 mg discount retino a cream otc buying aldactone for dogs atarax no prescription needed order wellbutrin sr reviews purchase viagra jelly on line in the uk buy retin a gel 0,1 online with no prescription canadian cheap anafranil prednisone for dogs with nasal cancer emoquette where can i buy it cefixime mg india can i buy cephalexin over the counter how much is erexin v tablets suprax medication where to buy generic reviews forum relief buy viagra buy metrogel in singapore transdermal delivery of diclofenac using microemulsions nexium vs aciphex medication buy amoxycillin online india mentax birth control online mexico claravis generic reviews lithium without a prescription from australia compare prices zitromax what is tegretol made of the chepest brand cialis where can i buy zofran online without a prescription cholestoplex tablets uses lipothin buy without omnicef costco order lasilix rx what is omnicef xl pharmacy phone number discount pharmacy canberra clarina sale from canadian company celexa rx cheapest xenical prices order roaccutan from mexico without prescription feldene 20 tabs tabletten testberichte canada pharmacies online that sell ondansetrona ranitidine generico online himcocid italiano carafate barato how to by cozaar online viagra should not taken after eating solid food contains lots stieva a online india geriforte discount cialis generico al miglior prezzo short term use prednisone alcohol buy zolpidem tartrate online differin on line purchase low cost retin a ge celapram where can i buy it indocin online bestellen celexa costco buy movalis inhaler canada mail order generic aciclovir uloric vs allopurinol gout quickest benicar buy cheap pharmacy cheap sinemet no prescription when will generic nexium be available isoniazid no prescription fedex ups order isotretin tablets doxycycline dosage for dogs lyme disease lozol online no prescription does cialis work compared viagra how to by anacin online evecare buy canada levothroid cheap india pharmacy western drug estrofem us online pharmacy clomid a good web page to buy nitrofurantoin with no script tinidazolum without script buy v gel with e check buy evecare cheap prandin fast india can buy unisom walmart lipothin from india lopid in usa buy tretinoin 0,025 tablets uk what type of blood pressure medicine is benicar ventolin inhaler dosage for infants provera billig kaufen can we trust geriforte online free or low cost finast insulin tolerance test protocol mice order ovral l on line mexico cardizem cardura generic side effects que tal funcionan las pastillas de redustat zantac next day delivery do you need rx moduretic florida cialis super active purchase doksazosin lek on line in uk klipal codeine dosage instructions all types grifulvin v pills serevent with prescription what does allegra hives caused para que se usa el antibiotico cipro order betnovate 120 mg pyridium perth australia buy generic yaz online no prescription where to buy suprax online uk lipitor prices costco what drug category is antivert prednisona buy without long time side effects levothroid best price for real baridium rogaine 2 pas cher worldwide pharmacy pyridium colospa online meds vitamin shoppe nyc 8th avenue diovan generic teva dilantin online overnight shipping triamterene overseas quibron t canadian medications without prescription hytrin over the counter drugs how to order nootropil tadalafil generico paypal purchase orlistar on line in mexico methotrexate no prescription compare prices co diovan infarmed what does hoodia genuine zovirax 100mg prolonged release tamsulosin capsules ephedraxin overseas buy triamterene in australia without purchase abilify online buy generic yasmin online what types of cipro are there buy tretinoin 0,05 without rx amlodipinbesilat pills online in the usa buy orlistat online from india can you only get mycelex g on prescription buy medrol pills in the india cardura cheap prevacid or prilosec for infants what is glucovance drug market order mircette diprosone online in uk lov cost hyaluronic acid can i get nootropil over the counter buy oristal mg how long does it take to get used to dilantin anastrozolo pills buy online serpina india viagra super active shoppers drug mart what is the dosage for cardizem buy forzest online pharmacy prednisone 5mg dose pack cymbalta medicine online can i make luvox orlistat interactions other drugs lasix without a prescription from india viramune generic name is generic diakof effective buy zyvox tablets australia evista online coupon code can i order klipal codeine online desyrel 100mg cheep find clarina in florida fastest kamagra chewable uk delivery arimidex alternative medicine atorlip 5 buy canada azulfidine price india what is tinidazolum made of best price for real astelin order cialis sublingual online uk discount tadapox mg robaxin medicine treatment how to get ethionamide in australia cialis australian customs generic priligy uk paypal best price brand name viagra serevent online in canada order starlix cheap brand amoxil prescription only cheap zyvox overnight delivery clozaril 100 mg zofran uk sale prinivil buy online ireland hytrin to buy from europe cost of mail mobic cheapest topamax in the uk to buy septilin in uk low cost duphalac fluoxetina for dogs buy generic almetec us mexican pharmacies without prescriptions drugs generic for diclofenac potassium zovirax lowest price online low online buy acivir pills crestor usa where to get finasteride uk can you buy levaquin buy diclofenac online pharmacy buy ventolin evohaler 100 micrograms lexapro 10 mg for sale generic novo digoxin for sale on line best place to order retino a cream 0 025 in us acheter erythromycine buy tindamax uk watch adalat tv serial online order viagra canada online best pharmacy online reviews astelin vs astepro nasal spray genuine zedd best price to buy hytrin domperidone for mares where do i singulair in india cheap abana 2 pharmacy rocaltrol for men in usa what is promethazine hcl orlistatum no prescription needed canadian online pharmacy decadron side effects uk get hytrin toronto where to buy diflucan rx what does ashwagandha mean in english como comprar rumalaya vente de remeron au quebec bactroban price australia dutasterid no prescription overnight delivery over the counter ayurslim what is the correct dosage of dostinex why has advair diskus been discontinued where to buy mifepristone in uk buy plendil pills ordering allegra usa buy glucofage online from mexico buying accutane online forum where to buy procardia with mastercard zebeta mg usa generic warafin usa pharmacy aspirin a day for heart can you take neurontin to get high men clomid reviews cuales son las pastillas que sirven para abortar where can i get levothyroid pills cost of diovan hct 160 25 shatavari for sale philippines ciplox 40mg apcalis sx 100mg tablet pill rx health tindamax products order clavamox from usa without prescription lowest priced renagel tindamax from canada without rx zoloft online canadian deltacortril ent 5mg prednisolone and alcohol acquisto renagel sicuro online how to buy retino a cream 0,05 order wellbutrin sr buy propecia 5mg australia all types dilantin pills best place to buy acticin online canadian pharmacy online dostinex canada buy baridium without prescription accutane online with out prescription 24 med canadian pharmacy reviews can i buy elocom in canada where to purchase tretinoin 0,05 online generic evista fast trial erection packs 2 deleviery nebulized albuterol sulfate side effects phone in order for olanzapine no prescription needed levaquin pharmacy cod cheap alesse avalide tablets buy youtube we are young atomoxetin no prescription overnight delivery cialis next day deliveri brand name ortho cyclen online purchase medrol dosepak lowest price prilosec pills sweat generic name for zaditor viagra 50mg side effects overseas pharmacy no prescription nitroglycerin ventolin buy online mexico where to buy cialis in bangkok over counter l tryptophan triamterene online order where to buy geriforte in canada safely differin topical gel reviews levitra plus without prescription pills order zitromax online uk combivent medication where to buy safe fluoxetine no prescription himcolin women buy buy nizagara inhaler canada order amoxil online canada what is alavert d over counter equivalent augmentin where can i get viagra in india where to buy ceftin in canada safely buy femcare online uk what is cephalexin 250mg capsules used for zentel buy online canada paroxetine and pregnancy where to buy cheap generic estradiol valerate online pharmacy buy lisinopril purchase zofran in canada fexofenadine hydrochloride 120 mg buy celebrex discount can you study pharmacy online where to buy cheap generic caffeine ergotamine eritromicina 500 mg usos can advair diskus cause weight gain trial erection packs 3 online india atarax over counter drug purchase flagyl er in india minipress over the counter australia what are the most common side effects of wellbutrin aprovel from china septilin shopping buy zertalin perth australia buy accutane online no prescription uk cheap cheap l thyroxine free delivery ortho tri cyclen lo missed 2 light blue pills free online clomid ovulation calculator buy cipro online with out prescription deltasone dose pack feldene uk buy gonorrhea treatment suprax dosage yasmin buy uk ordering prednisolone uk vardenafil dosage 20mg cialis sublingual delivery london buy 1 accutane mg roaccutane decadron not generic what are the side effects of finasteride over the counter medication for anxiety attacks buy desyrel online from india purchase rosuvastatin in india is zanaflex better than baclofen buy seroflo without prescription desyrel canada drug store can i order furosemide online what is periactin buy carvedilolo online with out prescription oral erythromycin acne during pregnancy does viagra have side effects for women where to purchase nitroglycerin how to get off of risperdal where to buy lamisil tablets where to buy reglan with amex nexium 40mg price in pakistan what does brand advair diskus nitroglycerin discounted malegra dxt generic prairie rx canada purchase retin a 0,05 lowest price purchase voltaren on line in australia what is the drug classification for pyridium buy metoclopramide singapore generic midamor paypal purchase cipralex on line in usa buying amitriptyline using paypal nexium spain over counter over the counter medicine that acts as adalat astelin wanted online review comprar viagra original lasilix medication on line erythromycin pharmacy prices list can i order prozac online salbutamol ventolin 2mg tablet will alesse birth control make me gain weight purchase neurontin in australia do you need rx amitriptyline brand viagra noprescrition needed uk online pharmacy cardizem no rx clarithromycin uses treatment i want to pay some zentel can buy viagra manila best place to buy zyloprim in canada cheapest allegra d cefadroxil mexico no prescription what is trazodone hcl 100mg tab what types of zyban are there side effects of atorvastatin 10 mg flagyl er online pharmacies with out prescription trazodone direct pharmacy nexium without subscription buyers of sildenafila canada pharmacy has best price female cialis buy cheap evecare using pay pal fincar order by phone olmesartan medoxomil and amlodipine tablets alli wal mart roxithromycin delivery good drugstore foundation for dry sensitive skin buy apcalis sx in singapore discount canadian pharmacy rogaine 5 can you drink on prednisone 20 mg viagra super active best online non prescription pharmacy is atacand legal in uk methotrexate dose for ectopic pregnancy buy isoniazid with e check florinef limited india prednisone 10mg tablets used canadian azitromicina buy azitromicina online us no prescription diarex online bestellen cheap cleocin free delivery acai 1000mg flexeril high snort how much bystolic cost phone in order for aristocort is generic flucazole available in usa elimite reviews probalan prix en pharmacie en france cost of mail medrol anafranil mail order tizanidinum to buy in the usa without a prescription how long to get rid of lisinopril cough order roxithromycin from india without prescription grifulvin v canada companies only tesco pharmacy jobs ireland what do generic zyrtec pills look like oder mg tablets of inderal half price thyroxin delta cortef limited india prevacid pharmacy coupons is there a shortage of midamor sarafem on line for sale no script online medrol with no prescription golf albenza bergamo promethazine mg buy mevacor india no prescription buy tinidazole have no prescription how much is finast tablets where do i raciper in australia ciprofloksacin with no rx paroxetine tablets india generic aceon safe fluconazol over the counter usa what is premarin cream xenical usage instructions carvedilolo weight gain what is the mechanism of action for zetia cheap capoten sale uk generic antabuse online generic ephedraxin beta val pills online in the india can i order skelaxin online ventolin hfa aerosol with adapter buy revia in singapore danazol by mail order buy clonidine on line aciphex roche precio argentina buy cytotec online philippines accutane low dosage side effects lexapro medicine depression can you buy apo furosemida online where do i alli in australia nootropil generic canada differin from usa pharmacy do i need a prescription for cialis soft buy oratane have no prescription terbinafine lamisil price is nolvadex xt a good pct overnight pharmacy buy deltasone delivery acquisto glycomet sicuro online order off the allied masonic degrees where do i obelit in india arava birth control online canada mestinon 60 mg price coversyl arginine 5mg tablets padi tec trimix instructor what drug category is prazosin order beta val from india without prescription buy aricept mg drug safe to buy generic hyzaar from usa buy stieva a online canada sale protonix where to buy obelit online canada furosemide without prescription paxil dosage range buy antibiotics mastercard buy sominex boots lasix side effects in infants can you order prednisone counter inflammatories over the counter viagra substitute cvs robaxin mexico no prescription quickest metformin buy elocom capsules mail order generic ciprofloxacina how to use kamagra 100mg bonnispaz otc europe where can i get some coreg kelnor reviews buy himcocid online us no prescription generic baclofen safe female cialis pharmacy ordering brahmi here in canada buy elocon ointment no prescription raciper where can i buy seroquel 100mg tablet buy levitra super active paypal accepted what is anacin for aciclovir generic name cheap genuine eldepryl online insulin sensitivity intermittent fasting cheap celebrex usa buy hyaluronic acid using paypal buy zetia 100 allopurinol online from usa cicloferon solucion spray brand levothyroid buy buspar buy canada buy bupron sr tablets uk buy aleve in australia the online drugstore digoxin valaciclovir uk sale gabapentine buy online australia alti doxycycline without a prescription from australia grifulvin v direct pharmacy cialis to buy levothroid best full coverage cream foundation for dry skin buy glucovance mexican pharmacies amlodipine dosage forms prescription solutions buy cheap dapoxetine uk xl pharmacy canada reviews can i order calan no prescription in the usa can i buy diflucan online prescription shuddha guggulu online forum protonix drug class rythmol sr canadian online overnight pharmacy healthy male weight loss diet aristocort online cheap accutane seller buy lanoxin online canada no prescription lamisil uses medication discount protonix mg bactroban nasal purchase buy buproprion sr without prescription how much is coreg tablets terramycin prescription only cialis comprar mexico pharmacy express corrimal hours seroflo purchase generic grifulvin v where to buy antara online mexico rythmol sr generic reviews famvir 100mg cheep astelin tablets for sale topical erythromycin online where to buy antibiotics uk biaxin online overnight shipping yasmin medication overnight delivery diflucan uk boots effexor xr usa hoodia order wellbutrin sr ordering online pharmacy silagra purchase pill rx health pilex products where can i buy valium uk cheap genuine salbumol online keftab dosage recommended cheap medrol india protonix generic teva announced today best place to buy cleocin in india xeloda mg tablet kelnor online usa no prescription celebrex over the counter india comprar ephedraxin portugal cialis prices in ireland order zitromax on line india aciphex coupons buy tegretol 40 endep 100mg buy midamor without insurance buying duphalac using paypal order cleocin gel online no prescription with a visa elimite online pharmacy uk levitra plus 100 can order tenormin canada minipress to buy in england prilosec cost at cvs hellasviagra buy ampicillin patch lexapro for ocd forum where to buy abilify online uk brand glucofage buy cardura without a script strattera online 40mg order trental online no prescription with a echeck stopping tegretol side effects tamoxifen side effects long term antara prices cvs why has eulexin been discontinued ordering accutane mexico cheap genuine cleocin gel online canada and albuterol naprosyn from canada without rx generic phexin cost depakote on line elavil mexico no prescription buy tadacip tablets us amlodipine besylate 10 mg en espanol abilify uk sale flomax medication for kidney stones use microzide coupon online cheap indocin india retin a 0 05 prix en pharmacie en france buying lasilix using paypal coversyl fast mexico avodart india suppliers buy norvasc low cheap price generic bactrim ds generic indian viagra names zyvox online canada generic phenergan codeine cough syrup dosage nitrofurantoin generic usa viagr himcolin to buy in the canada without a prescription buy periactin hong kong prescription 4mg maxalt lingua 10mg bestellen very cheap nymphomax safe to buy generic actonel from usa buy augmentin online uk no prescription order aloprim from australia without prescription american amlodipin why has doxi 1 been discontinued buy mircette for daily use where is bora bora located yahoo online accuran india is cialis for men the same as cialis for women kamagra oral jelly online forum lexapro weight loss then gain purchase medrol dosepak in australia combivent medication online diclofenaco sodico 25 mg vademecum generic from cefadroxil minocycline side effects teeth abilify online buy discount fasigyne otc viramune legal in england what does abilify make you feel like buy bupron sr perth australia buy prinivil online overnight delivery what exactly does cymbalta do generic lipitor goes on sale this week trandate on line for sale no script cytotec pills side effects cialis daily use dose where to get ginseng calan online no prescription buy alti doxycycline online from uk buy sinemet no prescription fast delivery where to buy celebrex online usa buy retin a 0,05 tablets us best site get lansoprazol order levitra professional pills cefixime on line in the canada albuterol online india serophene drug in canada pharmacy prescription solutions prior authorization fax number permethrinum online mexico buy arimidex pills in the canada buy viagra from canada is ginette 35 a prescription drug carvedilolo medication viagra professional online order dramamine canada drug store dutas pills online in the usa sinequan online with out prescription erexin v over counter singulair granules 4mg amaryl dosage too high generic drug for diflucan where to buy the real viagra generic fosamax cost online ranitidine purchase erection packs 3 cheap uk best place to buy maxaman in canada buy avana 50 amlodipin us companies only almetec mg mexico cheapest nitroglycerin tablets uk online pharmacy uk arava cheap femara uk best online pharmacy generic raciper tadalis sx overnight shipping beconase aq drug in canada pharmacy buy rogaine 5 online from australia flucazole uk buy cheap kamagra 40 mg why has arimidex been discontinued pulmicort for sale australia depo medrol 80 mg price cleocin gel without a prescription from mexico discount generic prilosec sarafem otc europe prednisolone brand positioning finpecia canada drug store did generic starlix become available non persciption periactin online pharmacy uk kamagra what is amlodipinbesilat for buy bisoprololi fumaras in ireland what is a good substitute for cipro mail order chloroquine where do i venlafaxina in india prix du cialis danazol drug ropinirole side effects alcohol kamagra with american express buylowdrugs review do i need a prescription for accuran naltrexone to treat ms is levothroid legal in uk renagel uk sale anacin purchase in canada no prescription is staxyn available in canada penegra 100 side effects buy brand lopressor what is chloromycetin drugs buy generic compazine revia drug in mexico pharmacy original probalan online doxazosin pills buy overseas pharmacy no prescription aciphex levaquin prescription help tadapox overnight shipping cheap sominex india pharmacy bupropionum side effects uk what is reglan medication used for discover america theme tune arimidex without rx dramamine pills online in the mexico generic micronase paypal cheap genuine serophene online zithromax tablets 500mg order ethionamide online with visa best price for real doxazosin predalone canada pharmacy best place to buy suhagra in usa where can you buy valtrex over the counter cheap lortab online without doctor prescription how to buy hoodia online floxin free shipping lisinopril hctz 20 12.5 tablet original erection packs 1 online bula cloridrato de ciprofloxacino monoidratado renova costco allegra in the uk now low price rumalaya forte uk can avodart cause weight gain amoxiline online from usa ampicilina medication overnight delivery bactrim ds without prescription order generic voveran sr what is trazodone hcl 50 mg tablet amitriptyline hydrochloride 150 mg what are the side effects of the drug diltiazem generic suprax available order lamictal from mexico without prescription proventil online with out prescription best place buy compazine pct rhinocort aqua drug class buy cefadroxil generic vytorin over the counter buy norvasc usa methotrexate pregnancy effects get canadian drugs pharmacy noroxin canada online no prescription flomax usa shingles medication valtrex dosage klipal codeine tablets side effects buy oestrogel xr without prescription prazosin online price a good web page to buy levitra professional with no script clonidine purchase drug buyers mexican pharmacies can i buy baridium in canada claravis birth control online australia cheap viagra super active 100 mg diovan daily use reviews viagra delivery australia viagra sublingual delivery glucophage tablets 500mg strattera with paypal payment clomifene online order top 10 online ondansetrona sites alavert online sales diflucan overnight no rx what is pyridium made of thyroxin from india proscar results side effects of methotrexate injections ectopic clincin canadian online overnight pharmacy hyzaar 100 25 tab curacne shortage tretinoin without a prescription from uk can i make geriforte combivent cost canadian losartan potassium generic for cozaar is poison why is there a zofran shortage can i buy colchicine in canada when to take diurex water pills stats canada twitter generic lynoral buy trandate online from uk acnetane to buy from europe where can i order generic viagra online purchase pilex on line in mexico purchase brand viagra on line in the uk ordering motilium keflex side effects depression safe aygestin no precription alesse missed three pills januvia metformin comparison purchase prevacid cheap keppra online australia order keftab on line india benzac clean costo order clopidogrelum from india without prescription buy skelaxin online india is it illegal to order generic nordette actos uses medication aldactone pills buy how much is retino a cream tablets depo medrol price colchicina to buy azithromycin 500mg tablets oder mg tablets of nizoral movalis next day delivery all types salbutamol pills otc primatene mist replacement ordering yagara here in canada where can i buy mentax online without a prescription retin a 0,05 delivery original anacin online amlodipin online from canada list of tesco stores selling haridra celebrex no prescription fedex ups best site to buy bupron sr ondansetron dose in children yaz india pharmacy cheap cipro generic generic procardia no prescription cipralex over the counter india buy orlistat 120mg online uk synthroid tablets purchase on line order beconase aq pills capoten free shipping order fluoxetine online with visa elavil online canada retin a 0 05 over the counter best site for colospa best price confido where to buy aciphex online usa purchase fluoxetine 20mg canada what is celexa 10mg used for ortho tri cyclen lo reviews birth control where to buy lotrel online india buy brand levitra boots alavert order canada uk version of viagra soft buy topamax 100mg 36 hour cialis commercial amoxil without prescription medication clavamox from india non prescription cialis pharmacy original esperal online cheap crestor 40 mg mail order ovral l online olanzapine 2.5 mg tablets cialis professional without rx can you buy grifulvin v griseofulvin drug can we trust haldol online skelaxin abuse fluoxetine on line no script us pharmacies online that sell lamisil mentax order how to purchase lamisilate buy metoclopramide online no prescription canada generic deltasone switzerland brand brand cialis for sale thambi arjuna online movie watch can you take brahmi daily cleocin cost in canada uk pharmacies online that sell warafin buy prinivil perth australia how to order glucovance online ordering cilest mexico keflex without a prescription from australia diflucan online buy cheap female viagra online nz how to use bystolic best place buy albuterol pct best place to buy elocom without a prescription finasteride prostate enlarged cymbalta generico online free or low cost plavix flovent perth australia lamictal generic wikipedia drugs cheap robaxin no prescription what does allegra fexofenadine relief generic cialis soft for sale on line generic elimite switzerland where purchase urispas safe take cialis viagra together over the counter medicine that acts as mevacor indocin side effects alcohol tesco pharmacy online avodart with no prescription deltacortril enteric and alcohol generic ed trial pack order blopress lowest price bystolic generic australia buy isoniazid in ireland buy flagyl er visa canadian tax tables online where to purchase hydrochlorothiazide cymbalta how to purchase zenegra wellbutrin 40 mg dose moduretic lowest price online levitra from uk drug market order glycomet zovirax 800 mg dosage femara from pyridium by mail order gabapentin fibromyalgia reviews alfa flucon cost in canada where can i get avandamet toprol xl from canada clomid steroids men atrovent cost crestor from canada acnetane no prescription compare prices lithium suppositories buy minocycline no prescription compare prices prednisona from canada retino a cream 0 05 from canada aricept generic where to buy serpina online without rx buy sominex with no rx brand viagra mexico no prescription calan in canada to buy rosuvastatin in uk what is stieva a for what are the side effects of taking paxil quibron t canada drug store buy canada no prescription for etodolac what if i missed my synthroid dose apcalis sx phone orders diovan on line in the uk how much dramamine to take to trip taking prescription medicine on international flights can i make coreg cost of paxil without insurance penegra over the couter nizoral online in canada proscar canada companies only costco milton keynes membership order altace 2.5 mg atacand online overnight shipping orlistatum buy usa comprar pravachol original retin a 0,05 express canada precose canada prescription metocarbamol order cheap canadian tamsulozin no prescription cialis tyskland usa buy aripiprazola without prescription generic actoplus met canada lansoprazol uk brand name sinequan on line purchase ciprofloksacin mexico no prescription digoxin prescription coupon zithromax antibiotic without prescription mastercard n is bactroban legal in uk diovan online pharmacy uk premarin pills weight gain buy finax 10 man vs food healthy avodart without prescription canada where to buy permethrinum with amex carafate tablets for purchase paroxetine drugstore com pricing flucazole online in uk cheap procardia uk proventil tablets uk rx lisinopril side effects pravachol over the counter india gasex usa sale can you buy elavil in ireland buy viagra soft online without a prescription buy thyroxine online from canada buy triamterene without a subscription order suprax pill can you get benicar over the counter now foods acai powder review tinidazolum generic canada albuterol inhaler generic no prescription order allegra 180 mg cost of ventolin in uk lerk thai floxin otic price brand cialis 5mg tablets yasmin pills online in the uk buy v gel online no prescription us aristocort mg tablet simvastatina medicine children order buy eurax cream online lov cost purinethol aygestin canada sale generic medication buy actos canadian buy hyaluronic acid singapore can benicar tablets be split buy online flagyl generic generic ortho tri cyclen uk paypal purchasing crestor online uk reviews online pharmacies usa what does carafate do for dogs reglan india companies only billig orlistat online kaufen zithromax alcohol chlamydia ventolin salbutamol inhaler ortho tri cyclen discount code over the counter desyrel beat way to order furosemide canada viagra buy what does methotrexate do to your immune system torsemide western australia is it safe to order online prescriptions prednisone for dogs to treat cancer best place to buy indocin in uk can you buy viagra in tesco pinkviagra to buy in australia can you buy tadacip over the counter comprar avalide aricept discontinued what is cialis professional mg used to treat generic pills for tinidazole low price sildenafil citrate uk buy revatio online thru paypals buy zaditor online pharmacy accutane 40 mg from canada what is generic nexium drug disulfiramo online mexico isoniazid without rx buy minomycin low cheap price toprol xl shoppers drug mart oral prednisone dosage for children suprax dosage infants cytotec prescription prices avandamet italiano adalat billig kaufen cialis online kaufen amoxicilina discount voucher how to buy xenical in london where can i buy meds online promethazine mexico pharmacy purchase viagra jelly in india buy dilantin pills in the us buy accutane online pharmacy prescription how to get digoxin in australia buy eltroxin have no prescription tegretol mexico pharmacy actoplus met online australia over the counter drugs similar to aygestin minocycline order online canada motilium mg india xalatan eye drops purchase ordering zofran mexico ampicillin pharmacy online buy coumadin online with out prescription can you get propecia where to buy serpina online uk antivert uk online buy trial erection packs 3 online india no prescription capoten india prescription captopril elavil order by phone avapro supplier in uk is florinef a prescription drug best online pharmacy paypal neurontin us companies only where purchase kamagra buy aldactone online free shipping purchase vytorin on line in the uk animal medication online australia proscar western australia glucotrol xl tablets side effects trial erection packs 2 mg mexico buy generic anastrozolo online with prescription dosing depakote bipolar disorder casodex online cheap rogaine 5 tablets uk nova school of pharmacy ponce pr rumalaya online shipping best generic bentyl review aripiprazola mg order buy seroflo from canada emoquette noprescrition needed canada online pharmacy does aciphex cause weight gain where can i get trial erection packs 3 stromectol canada overnight delivery does levitra cause weight gain thyroxine birth control online canada mexican pharmacy no prescription altace over the counter shallaki online drugstore no rx sibustat online canada lowest priced valtrex zepose 10 dosage kamagra purchase generic mobic uk buy xenical australia can you buy grifulvin v drugs prescription orlistat 40mg para que serve generic prozac tretinoin 0,025 uk companies only buy retin a pills in the canada ginseng online purchase purchasing strattera online uk drugs similar to retino a cream generic oracea us buy muscle relaxants online cabaser where to buy in canada over the counter ranitidine 150 mg side effects of motrin 800 mg max dose of metformin for pcos what types of deltasone are there ampicillin drug in fr pharmacy acheter pas cher motrin paroxetine low cost synthroid mexico no prescription achat cialis pour la suisse azithromycin uses 500mg pastillas para la ereccion levothyroxine empty stomach how to purchase fluoxetine order aldactone does depakote cause weight gain cipralex overdose amount tenormin over the counter india health benefits of ginseng capsules best place to buy brand viagra in canada salbutamol online order cheap autoimmune buy compazine usa cod seroquel high feeling seroquel best price buy cialis super active without a script where to buy disulfiramum in canada safely motilium domperidone medicine suppliers of bupron in us diclofenac sodium overdose treatment comprar serevent en argentina imdur generic equivalent what is neurontin 300 mg mail order zestril online cheap canadian priligy no prescription zitromax online india original bupron sr online norvasc sales 2008 periactin for purchase without a prescription advair diskus pills triamterene cost canadian where to get stieva a pct better than riperdal is over the counter allegra the same as prescription prinivil online pharmacy uk suppliers of zertalin in us
Home Pete Toms LWIB: Did Judge Sonia Sotomayer Save Baseball? Cubs Sale Stalled? Draft Slotting, Troubles for Redbirds

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 541 guests online

Atom RSS

LWIB: Did Judge Sonia Sotomayer Save Baseball? Cubs Sale Stalled? Draft Slotting, Troubles for Redbirds PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 26
Pete Toms Article Archive
Written by Pete Toms   
Monday, 01 June 2009 06:12
Last Week in Bizball by Pete Toms

This week, did Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayer save baseball? Is the sale of the Cubs stalled or will this summer see Thomas Ricketts’ group in control of the franchise? Also, new rumours that Commissioner Selig has not abandoned his strategy of imposing “slotting recommendations” in the June Rule IV draft. And difficult times for one of minor league baseball’s crown jewels.  


"Some say that Judge Sotomayor saved baseball." So said President Obama upon announcing Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the Supreme Court. LWIB Judge Sotomayer received widespread praise amongst the baseball media and bloggers for ending the work stoppage that both cancelled the 1994 World Series and threatened the use of replacement players for the 1995 season. Judge Sotomayer also forced owners and players back to the bargaining table and a new CBA was agreed to in November 1996. To what degree Judge Sotomayer’s injunction against the owners has contributed to the subsequent uninterrupted labor peace in MLB remains debated. LWIB reviews some of the opinion and reflection on Judge Sotomayer’s historic decision.

Richard Sandomir:

Sotomayor, then a federal district court judge in Manhattan, was faced with a petition filed by the National Labor Relations Board seeking a finding of unfair labor practices by baseball owners. The players had struck over the likelihood that owners would impose a salary cap, which they did. After withdrawing the cap in early 1995, owners tried a new strategy: they abolished salary arbitration, centralized player negotiations with the commissioner’s office and ended an agreement not to collude on salaries, leading to the complaint by the N.L.R.B.


Sotomayor agreed with the N.L.R.B. that the owners could not willy-nilly institute their 1950s-style version of labor relations. If she did not issue an injunction, she wrote, “the harm to the players is the very one the owners’ unfair labor practices sought to achieve, i.e., an alteration of free-agency rights and a skewing of their worth.”

Sotomayor’s ruling restored the terms of the previous labor agreement so the season could go forward. Randy Levine, who became the owners’ chief labor negotiator five months after Sotomayor’s injunction, said her decision “gave both sides an opportunity to take a breath, to take stock of where they were.” Levine, now the Yankees’ president, added, “It led to the good-faith bargaining that produced revenue sharing, the luxury tax and interleague play.”

Executive Director of the MLBPA, Donald Fehr is quoted in the same piece from Mr. Sandomir:

“Her ruling did not produce an agreement, but it gave the parties time to get on with normal business and get back to the bargaining table and produce an agreement,” he said. “If it hadn’t ended when she ended it, it would have gone on for some time and it would have gotten uglier and uglier.”

Ronald Blum:

Bud Selig, acting baseball commissioner at the time, said then her decision was "disappointing and may represent a step backward in our negotiations for a meaningful agreement with the players' union."

Elected commissioner in 1998 and still on the job, Selig refused comment Tuesday on Sotomayor, spokesman Rich Levin said.

Murray Chass:

Judge Sotomayor became an instant hero to baseball fans. The labor dispute between the players and the owners had gone on for nearly eight months, had forced cancellation of the 1994 World Series and had become the longest work stoppage in United States professional sports history.


Just as Sotomayor is a beneficiary of the presence of a Democratic president in the White House, the baseball union was the beneficiary of the presence of a Democratic president in the White House.

The National Labor Relations Board is a political animal. Its makeup is determined by the party in the White House, and its decisions are usually determined by the political views of its members. Had a Republican been president in 1995 and the labor board reflected his views, it would have been highly unlikely to have taken the baseball case to court.

As it was, the Republican members of the board tried diligently to keep the board out of court. The vote to authorize the general counsel to seek an injunction was 3-2, with the three Democrats voting yes and the two Republicans voting no. One of the Republicans, Charles Cohen, took a step rare for the board, writing a dissenting opinion in which he disagreed with the authorization and said the case had no merit.

When Cohen left the board, he went to work for Morgan Lewis & Bockius, the law firm that represented the owners. Chuck O’Connor, the clubs’ chief labor negotiator, who devised the implementation of work rules that Sotomayor would find illegal, was a Morgan Lewis lawyer.

Peter Gammons;

She didn't necessarily save baseball; she saved the owners from themselves. The people who tried to rig the system with collusion, pay-for-performance and the artificial attempt to implement their own labor system were, as usual, ill-advised and leaderless. When Sotomayor forced the game to resume and charged that they bargain in real faith, baseball under Selig went from a $1.3 billion to $7.5 billion business.

Mike Lupica;

So now the legend of Sonia Sotomayor is that a female U.S. District Judge from the South Bronx, the first of Puerto Rican descent to be appointed to the federal bench in this city, someone who made the city proud Tuesday, practically saved the national pastime all by herself.

Only she didn't.

There is a difference between saving a season - and a union - and saving a sport.


But in doing so, what she really rescued at the time was an economic system in baseball that desperately needed changing, one that would not really begin to change until later, when revenue sharing and a luxury tax on the big spenders like the Yankees finally began to take effect, and commissioner Bud Selig's new system did a lot more for baseball than Judge Sotomayor ever did.


The tremendous growth baseball has experienced in this decade didn't really begin until the end of the work rules that Sotomayor preserved with the ruling that ended the strike once and for all. It doesn't mean her decision was wrong at the time, or that she was looking to prop up Don Fehr or Gene Orza or their union. Or that it was her job to change the work rules in baseball. It just means that her place in baseball history isn't suddenly enhanced because she is much more famous now.

Lastly, technically not from LWIB or germane to a discussion on Judge Sotomayer’s decision, but nonetheless some timely perspective from Andrew Zimbalist on the impact of MLB’s last work stoppage. From “May the Best Team Win”.

Baseball took a powerful initial hit from the 1994-95 strike. Average game attendance fell from 31,612 in 1994 to 25,021 in 1995, a drop of 20.9 percent. Serendipitously for baseball, the magic of Cal Ripken’s streak of consecutive games, the sustained economic and stock market expansion in the country, and the new stadium construction boom, followed by the home run heroics of Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds, led to a gradual recovery in attendance (which reached 30,050 in 2001) and to a rapid growth in industry revenues (which doubled between 1996 and 2001).

Select Read More to see details on the sale of the Cubs, Rule IV Draft slotting, and debt service problems for the Memphis Redbirds


LWIB saw mixed messages in the Chicago media on the state of the Cubs sale from Tribune Co. to the Thomas Ricketts group. On May 29, Sam Zell was quoted in one of his newspapers (the Chicago Tribune) speculating that the deal could fall apart. On the same day, Crain’s Chicago Business reported that a much rumoured disagreement between the parties concerning the value of the Cubs broadcast deal with WGN (also owned by Tribune Co.) was nearing resolution and the finalizing of the deal was imminent. Also contributing to the slower than anticipated closing of the deal has been the Ricketts group challenge of acquiring financing in a (perhaps thawing) frozen credit market.

First, The Chicago Tribune on the state of the Cubs sale:

Sam Zell, chairman and chief executive of Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co., indicated Thursday that the sale of the Chicago Cubs baseball team to the Ricketts family is not a sure thing.

"We've made it very public that the Cubs don't fit into the long-term picture of the Tribune," he said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. "So if the Ricketts deal doesn't get done, I'm sure there will be other ones."

On the same day, Crain’s Chicago Business reported:

Thomas Ricketts, who is leading his family’s bid to buy the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co., is closer to sealing the deal than recent reports suggest.

As recently as two weeks ago, disagreement over the terms of the team’s broadcast contract with Tribune’s WGN network left the two sides as much as $50 million apart on the nearly $900-million deal.

Sources now tell Crain’s that both sides have made concessions on some of the key sticking points, bringing them near the conclusion of a sale process that’s dragged on for Tribune more than two years. The family, led by Mr. Ricketts, has been in exclusive talks with TribCo on the Cubs sale since January

On May 20 Ed Sherman , at Crain’s Chicago Business, commented on the importance of the Cubs broadcast rights to the Ricketts group.

If I'm Tom Ricketts, I probably don't want to accept a broadcast deal that was essentially an in-house negotiation. Especially if it might be as much as a 10-year deal, as has been speculated.

The Cubs' television and radio rights probably rank behind only the Yankees, Mets and Boston Red Sox in terms of value. Again, it is hard to pin a number on the TV side because of the various complexities, but safe to say it is in the $50-million neighborhood.

That neighborhood is upwardly mobile. Perhaps if you're Mr. Ricketts, you want to take some of those WGN-TV games and move them to Comcast SportsNet, a channel in which you're a co-owner. There's a double revenue stream on cable with advertising and subscriber fees. It would make fiscal sense for Mr. Ricketts to increase CSN's inventory of the Cubs from 80 to 100-110 games.
(LWIB note: the Ricketts group agreement to purchase the Cubs includes a 25 percent stake in Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
It certainly can be used as a bargaining chip with WGN. 

Also, if Mr. Ricketts is thinking of launching a Cubs cable station down the line, would it be in his best interests to have games tied up with a long-term deal with WGN? I would think not.

The completion of the sale has also been stalled by challenges the Ricketts group face in acquiring financing during the credit crisis. The Biz of Baseball quoted the Chicago Tribune in early May:

Sources blamed the slow pace of negotiations on several factors. The double whammy of a recession and a financial-sector meltdown has made it difficult for the Ricketts to secure financing. The family raised $400 million for the deal by selling personal stock holdings and planned to borrow the rest.

Mid-May, The SportsBusiness Journal reported that the Ricketts group had all but finalized $450 million in financing, perhaps leading to a closing of the sale in July.

Chicago Cubs buyer Tom Ricketts is close to lining up three banks to arrange the $450 million financing necessary to complete his acquisition of the team, financial sources said, positioning him to clear a substantial hurdle in the long-running sale of the club.

JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America are set to commit to the deal as soon as the end of this week, the sources said. That commitment would allow Ricketts to submit his $900 million bid to the court that’s overseeing the bankruptcy filing of current Cubs owner Tribune Co. The court likely then would take 30 to 45 days to process the offer, one source said, leaving a potential closing ready by July.

Mr. Ricketts has also been searching for private investors to finance his group’s purchase of the Cubs. Amongst the individuals he has approached are Cubs celebrity fans, Bill Murray, John Cusack and Jim Belushi. From Bloomberg; “Ricketts, the chairman of Chicago-based Incapital LLC, is seeking to raise $100 million or more through the sale of preferred stock to avoid borrowing from banks to finance the deal, Crain’s said. The shares would entitle investors to a 6.5 percent dividend and represent a non-voting stake in the team...” The aforementioned report in The Sports Business Journal was skeptical if this approach is viable. “Ricketts has been trying to sell preferred notes in the team to raise another $50 million. These so-called “perk notes” would give the individual lenders special access to games, team executives and spring training. The notes would be repaid after 15 years. Sources differed on whether Ricketts would succeed in selling the notes, with some saying there was interest and others describing it as a hopeless cause.”


LWIB was surprised to read reports that Commissioner Selig had announced during the recently concluded quarterly owners meeting (May 20-21) that he would continue his attempts to enforce “slotting recommendations” in the June Rule IV amateur draft. After a concerted effort to enforce “slotting” in the 07 draft, Commissioner Selig had largely abandoned the strategy in 08. Perhaps the record amount of signing bonuses awarded drafted amateurs last year has renewed Mr. Selig’s convictions. The Biz of Baseball reported in November:

The current CBA – which took effect in December 2006 – included an earlier signing deadline of August 15 for players chosen in the Rule IV / aka June draft. Combined with another change that awards compensation in the following year’s draft for teams failing to sign their pick, management was to be better positioned in negotiations with drafted amateurs. In addition, prior to the 2007 draft, Commissioner Selig exerted pressure on clubs to adhere to recommended "draft slot" bonuses that were set 10% lower than the previous year. Some clubs complied, but the overall impact of the rule changes and “slot recommendations” was negligible.

Baseball America reported, "There were 184 picks in the first five rounds in 2007, and 171 of them signed, receiving an average bonus of $685,328. Last year, 179 of the first 184 picks agreed to terms, getting an average bonus of $662,531. So despite the 10 percent reduction in slots, the bonuses rose 3 percent.” Sports Business Journal reported, "Overall average signing bonuses for 2007 first-round draft picks hit their highest mark in five years, at nearly $2.1 million…"

Commissioner Selig relaxed his efforts to control spending in the 08 draft and an increased amount of dollars were awarded to drafted players. In August, Forbes reporter Tom Van Riper wrote, “The league made a concerted effort to change things this year, encouraging small-market teams picking near the top to draft the best talent and pay out expensive bonuses.” In October, Baseball America reported, “Teams combined to spend $186.5 million on draft bonuses in 2008, an amount believed to be a record and up 23 percent from the $151.8 million they shelled out in 2007.”

Murray Chass reported LWIB:

The commissioner told the owners that his office planned to roll back the recommended signing bonuses for the June 9 amateur draft by 10 percent.

The rollback might be immaterial because most clubs ignore the numbers anyway, but Selig is trying


The clubs will get their rolled back numbers this week. The slotting system is confidential, and clubs aren’t supposed to know what figures other clubs are allotted.

Selig can’t order clubs to stick to the numbers because the slotting system has not been negotiated with the union. If Selig tried to impose the numbers on the clubs, the union would challenge the system and the owners might lose it altogether.

Peter Gammons also reported on the “slotting” announcement to the owners. Mr Gammons chided owners who have complied with past slotting recommendations and praised those who have ignored them.

There were reports Wednesday that Bud Selig has warned owners that he is going to try to force them to cut back bonuses by 10 percent after the June 9 draft because of the economy.

Ilitch is more loyal to his neighbors in Detroit than he is to Selig, which is why a 20-year-old kid named Rick Porcello won his fifth straight start Wednesday afternoon. If Selig had been able to muscle Ilitch into overruling general manager Dave Dombrowski and his esteemed scouting director David Chadd, Porcello would be pitching for the University of North Carolina on Friday against Dartmouth in the NCAA regionals.

Instead, Porcello has six wins and a 1.50 ERA in his past five starts. With manager Jim Leyland's careful monitoring of Porcello's 85-95 pitch limit, the youngster is on a pace to win somewhere between 17 and 21 wins; for some perspective, over the past 50 years, the only pitchers under 21 years old to win 17 games were Doc Gooden (17 at 19, 24 at 20), Wally Bunker (19 at 19) and CC Sabathia (17 at 20).

Porcello is smart, and he comes from a family that wanted him to go to college. Ilitch had to OK more than $8 million to get him to forget about a dorm room in Chapel Hill, N.C. Ilitch took Selig's calls and allowed Chadd to go above Selig's price-fixing "slot" and sign Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller, who in turn gave Dombrowski the chips to trade for Miguel Cabrera, one of the best hitters in the game.

So the Tigers have Cabrera, at 26 a potential Hall of Famer. They have Porcello. They have Ryan Perry, Chadd's No. 1 from last year, throwing 97 in middle relief.

In Houston, Astros fans must realize that owner Drayton McLane cares more about Selig's favor than his fans. He forces his scouting people to adhere to "slot." Hence, in 2005, they were not allowed to draft Michael Bowden or go $30,000 above slot for Josh Lindblom, and today Bowden and Lindblom would be Houston's Nos. 3-4 starters. No wonder the Astros are such a dysfunctional team.

In Pittsburgh, the signing of Pedro Alvarez last summer proved that ownership cares about the fans, not the favor of the commissioner. Pirates fans were used to ownership forcing Bryan Bullington and slot players on them instead of the best talent available.

As Mr. Chass notes, the “slotting recommendations” will have little to nothing in common with Scott Boras’ demands for consensus No. 1 pick Stephen Strasburg. Given the poor attendance in Washington (particularly for a second year ballpark), their awful on field performance thus far in 09, and the Jim Bowden / “Esmailyn Gonzalez” fiasco, there will great pressure from fans and local media to sign Strasburg. Jeff Blair adds his voice to the chorus calling for MLB to allow the trading of draft picks.

The more I watch the Washington Nationals flounder, the more I realize how senseless it is that major-league teams are not allowed to trade draft picks. The Nationals are god-awful and consensus No. 1 pick, pitcher Stephen Strasburg, is ready to be this year's David Price. My guess is the Nationals could parlay this pick into multiple major-league-ready talent.

See the aforementioned Biz of Baseball report for a quote from Keith Law arguing the benefits of allowing the trading of draft choices.


Josh Leventhal at Baseball America reported LWIB that one of MiLB’s most admired franchises is facing some challenges servicing their debt. The Memphis Redbirds, consistently amongst the attendance leaders across all of minor league baseball, defaulted on a March 1 bond payment of $1.625 million.

An asterisk could have been included when we named Memphis’ Auto Zone Park the No. 1 ballpark in the minors this spring. After all, the bells and whistles featured throughout the downtown facility are unmatched in the minors — unfortunately so is its price tag.

No ballpark has matched Memphis’ $80.5 million cost since it was built in 2000. And that cost has finally caught up with the Redbirds, as the club was unable to make a $1.625 million bond payment on the ballpark in March, forcing the team to go in default on the facility and tap a reserve fund for the first time.

Memphis Commercial Appeal reported last week:

Years of struggling to make their bond payments finally caught up with the Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation, owners of the Redbirds and AutoZone Park.

For the first time since issuing $72 million in bonds in 1998 to cover the cost of buying the team and building the stadium, the foundation was in default of its March 1 payment of $1.625 million to US Bank, the trustee for the bonds.

The foundation was forced to dip into its debt reserve fund to make the payment. Redbirds president Dave Chase said Thursday the money must be replaced in the reserve fund account, but there is no timetable for doing so.

"Technically it's in default, but the reserve fund is there for this occurrence,'' Chase said. ''It's the first time we've had to use the reserve fund. We've been openly talking to the bondholders about how we go forward from here."

Difficulty in making the annual $5.4 million in bond payments, which are broken into March 1, Sept. 1 and Nov. 1 installments, is the primary reason the team and AutoZone Park are for sale. The heavy stadium debt, however, has made it difficult to attract suitors -- a situation that could improve if the Redbirds are able to restructure their financial terms.

In January, the same publication reported that the St. Louis Cardinals (current and long time parent club of the Redbirds) had backed away from an agreement to purchase the AAA club over concerns about the debt load combined with the $365 million debt on the new Busch Stadium. In January, the Biz of Baseball reported on the increasing number of MLB franchises acquiring and moving their minor league affiliates.


Jim Balsillie Unveils Plans to Renovate Copps Coliseum - The Biz of Hockey

Pete Toms is an author for The Biz of Baseball and a staff member of the Business of Sports Network. He can be contacted at \n \n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Don't forget to register and log in on The Biz of Baseball site to get updates via your in-box, and see information only logged in members can see.

Follow the Business of Sports Network on Twitter Twitter



Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?