The Caruthers deal still hangs fire. Joe Pritchard has done everything in his power to sign the pitcher, but in vain. Caruthers says that he will not sign unless given the $500 bonus he demands. In this he makes a mistake. Byrne offers him $4500, with $1000 advance, which is more than he is worth, and he should appreciate this fact and sign. Mr. Byrne did not arrive in the city yesterday as expected. Joe Pritchard received word from Brooklyn that the team would not pay Caruthers the $500 he demands, and thus the matter stands. The whole deal may be closed to-day by Caruthers signing, but this is not certain. The outcome of the matter will be that Caruthers will sign, but he is now trying to obtain all he can out of Brooklyn.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, November 27, 1887