Let us get one thing straight: Intent does not matter in MLB obstruction. In the first ever playoff game in MLB history to be decided by obstruction, the umpires actually got the call correct. The Boston Red Sox complained after their 5-4 loss, but the truth was they deserved to lose Game 3.
A couple weeks ago, the Rangers surprised everyone by grabbing Cliff Lee ahead of the Yankees. Then yesterday rolled around, and we were reminded the same old teams were going to be the big wheeler and dealers, anyway.