2012 MLB Free Agency: What If Baseball Had a Super Amnesty Clause?

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2012 MLB Free Agency: What If Baseball Had a Super Amnesty Clause?
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The NBA is still in lockout mode, but many suspect the league and players to reconcile their differences within the next week or so and get back to the business of playing basketball.

Once the lockout ends teams are expected to be given the ability to use something called the "amnesty clause" on one player per team.

The amnesty clause will eliminate one player's salary from the teams salary cap and make the player a free agent.  The team would still be responsible for paying the player, but they get added payroll flexibility by utilizing the clause.

Baseball doesn't have a salary cap, so this would be a pointless exercise for Major League Baseball.

However, what if teams were given something that I'll dub a "Super Amnesty Clause?"  That is, teams would be given the ability to drop a player from their roster and not be responsible for paying the player.

Who would teams drop, or have they been such smart spenders that they wouldn't drop anyone at all?

Let's take a look at each team and see how this could potentially play out.

*Note: This would never, ever, ever, ever, ever happen.  I mean, never

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