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Report: Athletics considering major league contract for Kyler Murray

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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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AP Source: A's, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Murray

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OAKLAND, Calif. - Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback's deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the meeting was not made public. Oakland executives remained confident as recently as the baseball winter meetings last month in Las Vegas that Murray would report to spring training this year and pursue baseball. MLB joined the efforts to persuade the dual-sport star...
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Sources: A's cleared to offer Murray more money

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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: MLB would allow a big-league contract to help A's sign Kyler Murray

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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

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“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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Athletics trying to convince Kyler Murray to stick with baseball

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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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