by Waylon Galvez
Manila, Philippines – For the first time in his colorful PBA career, Danny Seigle is now without a team.
This after Barako Bull rescinded its contract offer, making Seigle a free agent for the first time since joining the league as a direct hire Fil-Am of San Miguel Beer in 1999.
Seigle said he agreed in principle to a contract extension but Barako decided to withdraw the offer at the last minute.
“In short… an offer was made. We agreed on principle. To my surprise, at the last minute, the offer was rescinded,” Seigle said in a text message to reporters.
“So as of yesterday, for the first time in my career I am a free agent,” he added.
Sources said Barako offered Seigle a one-year contract extension but was worth less than the maximum deal of R420,000 a month he received the last three seasons.
A league insider, on the other hand, said Seigle was no longer worth the maximum deal such as those given to other players.
Although not signed, the 37-year-old Seigle said he was grateful for the Barako management for the opportunity he was given.