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SportMLB takes huge hit as Murray commits to NFL

20:55  11 february  2019
20:55  11 february  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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MLB takes huge hit as Murray commits to NFL© Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

As MLB’s free agency cold stove continues to be a huge black eye for the league, Kyler Murray dealt it yet another big blow.

On Monday morning, the two-sport star made his intentions crystal clear with a statement on Twitter in which he said he is “firmly and fully committing my life to becoming an NFL quarterback.”

As it had been reported in the past, Murray emphasized that “football has been my love and passion my entire life.

The Oakland Athletics gambled early on Murray to become a MLB star. Now it appears that draft pick was a waste. And despite Billy Beane’s claim that he wouldn’t “take the pick back for a second, one wonders if others around MLB will be wary about making a similar move in the future for ball players who excel in football.

Clearly, this decision is a huge disappointment to MLB on the whole.

The A’s did everything they could to convince Murray to play baseball before he declared for the NFL Draft. MLB itself was reportedly even willing to bend some rules to help Oakland convince Murray to commit to baseball.

Obviously that didn’t happen. The allure of football, and the projection that Murray will be a first-round pick, were far too strong an aphrodisiac for the young man to ignore.

A’s still unsure if Kyler Murray will report to training camp

A’s still unsure if Kyler Murray will report to training camp Position players are scheduled to report to training camp on Friday with the Oakland A’s , and the team is still uncertain if first-round pick Kyler Murray will be among them. According to Carrie Muskat of The Associated Press, Murray has a locker and a No. 73 jersey waiting for him at Oakland’s facility. However, the A’s do not know if Murray intends to report to camp later this week, and general manager David Frost said Sunday that team executives have been in contact with the former Oklahoma star’s family.

The NFL has long been America’s top sport. Kyler Murray’s decision just magnifies that even more.

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MLB takes huge hit as Murray commits to NFL

Kyler Murray Says Telling Athletics He's Committed to Playing in NFL 'Was Tough'.
Kyler Murray Says Telling Athletics He's Committed to Playing in NFL 'Was Tough'

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