Clipped From Detroit Free Press
Tn securing the pick of the Baltimore team the Tlrooklvn magnates give 1,250 shares of JjtoejC, valued' at $125,000, a baseball park wortn $3J.0). ten plavers vnlued at $20,000 and a probable profit In the season of 1S0O of 550. 000. of which the Baltimore people would receive 5-J.000. in exchange the Baltimore owners five a half n-teret in thoir club, or $20,000, a baseball park valued at $15,000. eight players who command a market value of $40,000 and a probable loss on the season of $15,000. According to this oetl-mato. the Baltimore maimate, reap a pecuniary benefit of about $135,000 In the deal. If the Baltimore team Is in the major league and McOraw manages the club he will try tn purchase the release of Connaughton from Kansas City and play the deserter at short field on the Oriole team. Connaughton would be a vast improvement on Artie Boll, as he can field almost as well as Ball, while as a batter the latter Is not in the desertr's class. However, it is too late to make use of the draft, and Manning says he will not allow Connaughton to play with nnv other team, no matterhow much Is offered for his release. When Catcher Lake de sertod the Blues, Manning was losing money and he Jumped at the chance to sell the catcher to Boston, but now Manning has a big bank account and can afford to inete out the punishment Connaugiitou deserves.