• A's working on convincing Kyler Murray to forego NFL Draft

    4 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Kyler Murray has until tomorrow to declare his eligibility for the NFL Draft, and a contingent from the A's front office is meeting with the two-sport star and his camp today to try and convince him to remain in the Athletics' farm system rather than pursue a pro football career. The situation could result in a unique resolution between the two sides and the league itself, as ESPN.com's Jeff Passan is reporting that if the A's and Murray can agree to a Major League contract that would guarantee Murray more money for sticking with baseball, Major League Baseball wouldn't object. As Passan...
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  • Report: Athletics considering major league contract for Kyler Murray

    4 days ago - By HardballTalk

    MLB will reportedly allow the Athletics to negotiate a new contract with 2018 first round draft pick Kyler Murray, who is mulling entering the NFL draft.
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  • Kyler Murray Rumors: Two-Sport Star Wants ‘Big-Time Money' In Baseball

    4 days ago - By NESN

    Football or baseball?
    That is the question Kyler Murray faces.
    The two-sport star is fresh off a Heisman Trophy campaign with the Oklahoma Sooners that raised his stock with NFL franchises. Murray also signed a minor-league contract with the Athletics after Oakland took him with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft that included a $4.66 million signing bonus and an agreement that allowed the 21-year-old to return to Norman for his junior season on the gridiron with the Sooners. Until recently, it was expected that Murray report to Arizona this spring to begin his baseball...
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  • A's should let Kyler Murray go through NFL Draft process

    4 days ago - By FanSided

    The Oakland Athletics are hoping Kyler Murray chooses baseball over football, but they shouldn't try to pressure him if they want him to play for them. Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray has a tough decision to make over the next few weeks. Despite already signing a contract with the Oakland Athletics to play baseball,...
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  • It sure seems like Kyler Murray wants to play baseball

    4 days ago - By FanSided

    Look past the NFL Draft hype machine and you'll see Kyler Murray really wants to play baseball - and baseball needs him in a bad way. Baseball desperately needs Kyler Murray, and it sure seems like he wants to make that dream come true. There's less than a day left for Murray to decide whether...
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  • Why the A's would be crazy to break the bank for Kyler Murray

    4 days ago - By Yardbarker

    As the Oakland Athletics meet with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray in an effort to try and convince him to not enter the NFL Draft, both sides are discussing a move that could change MLB for years to come. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland is meeting with Murray's representatives and working to try and sign him to a new contract in an effort to keep him away from the NFL. In order for the Athletics to renegotiate and give Murray a new contract, the organization will need to add him to the 40-man roster. Previously, this would have gone against a rule...
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  • Sources: A's cleared to offer Murray more money

    4 days ago - By ESPN

    The A's have been given the green light by MLB to offer a major league deal and more money to keep first-round draft pick Kyler Murray in baseball and out of the NFL draft.
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  • Report: Murray could get MLB deal from A's to choose baseball

    4 days ago - By TheScore

    The Oakland Athletics could be re-working the contract signed by Kyler Murray in June to keep him in baseball. The A's are reportedly considering offering the Heisman Trophy winner more guaranteed money to honor his baseball deal and not declare for the NFL draft, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The A's would have to add Murray to the 40-man roster to make such changes. Though an MLB rule prevents draftees from signing major-league deals, Murray has already signed his minor-league contract. According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi , the A's would thus be permitted to alter Murray's deal...
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  • Report: MLB would allow A's to give Kyler Murray new deal

    4 days ago - By Yardbarker

    The Oakland Athletics met with Kyler Murray on Sunday with hopes of talking him out of entering the NFL Draft. Murray reportedly wanted a restructured deal. It was initially reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN that MLB would be willing to “waive a rule that prevents teams from giving major league contracts to recently drafted players.” But as it turns out, that would not be necessary. The next question would of course be, what would Murray want? Rumors had swirled on Sunday that he wants $15 million from the A's. But both Passan and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle later noted that...
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  • Report: MLB would allow a big-league contract to help A's sign Kyler Murray

    4 days ago - By Pro Football Talk

    Major League Baseball wants Kyler Murray's star power. Murray, the Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback who was a first-round draft pick of the Oakland A's, is in the process of deciding which sport to play and reportedly wants $15 million to play baseball. Under normal circumstances, that wouldn't fly: Major League Baseball has
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  • Report: Kyler Murray wants $15 million to commit to baseball

    4 days ago - By Pro Football Talk

    “I'm all about loyalty,” Dwight Schrute once said. “In fact, I feel like part of what I'm being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly.. .. I'm going wherever they value loyalty the most.” Kyler Murray is Dwight Schrute. According to Mike Leslie
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  • Kyler Murray Rumors: Star Is Seeking $15M, Wants 'Big-Time Money' from A's

    4 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Oklahoma quarterback and Oakland Athletics draftee Kyler Murray is deciding whether to continue his football career in the NFL or move on to baseball, and it appears money could play an important factor...
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  • Report: Kyler Murray wants $15 million from A's to stick with baseball

    4 days ago - By Yardbarker

    If Kyler Murray is going to stick with baseball, he's going to make the Oakland A's pay. Murray and the A's are set to meet on Sunday to discuss his professional future. According to Mike Leslie of WFAA, Murray wants $15 million guaranteed from Oakland otherwise he will enter the NFL Draft. The A's put themselves in this situation by selecting Murray No. 9 overall in the MLB Draft and then letting Murray play football in the fall for Oklahoma. Murray exceeded almost all expectations - putting up a brilliant season that culminated in him winning the Heisman Trophy and taking the Sooners to...
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  • Athletics trying to convince Kyler Murray to stick with baseball

    4 days ago - By HardballTalk

    Kyler Murray has until Monday to decide whether or not to enter the NFL draft. The Athletics, who selected him ninth overall in last year's draft, are going to try to convince him to stick with baseball.
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