Major flaw here.Originally Posted by Januz
In Loux's case, that was about the draft, which a number of people have noted has had serious legal questions for years (which may have been a major reason no formal slotting system has ever been implemented). However, in the case of IFA's, there are no "restraint of trade" issues- they are true FA's able to "offer" their services to any team.
In other words, the "restraint of trade" argument would probably fail because he was free to offer services not only to MLB teams, but Taiwanese teams, or presumably, even colleges. It was the PLAYER that made the choice to sign with the Yanks, after going through the process of receiving contract offers.
Assuming that the guy signed a contract, having second thoughts based on money is really not a legitimate issue.