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MLBPA will announce new CBA next week

Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:03 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2011 8:27 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

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Talk about showing the NBA (and the NFL, for that matter) how it's done. Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, as Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has confirmed a deal will be announced early next week.

Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting the deal is for five years. If that's true, it will be November of 2016 when we next have this conversation. Hopefully it will be less than a month after the end of the World Series again that time around.

Details of the deal aren't all fully available just yet, but we already know about the Astros move to the American League and the strong likelihood that there will be a one-game playoff between two wild-card teams for the right to face the No. 1 seed in the LDS round. Otherwise, expect mild tweaks -- such as draft slotting or different draft compensation for losing free agents -- that won't really be noticed much by the casual fan. No, there's no talk of a salary cap or changing the designated hitter rule, two subjects that seem to be hot topics among fans but not among either MLB or the MLBPA.

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mzracing76
Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:40 pm
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:45 pm
 

MLBPA will announce new CBA next week

You're never going to get teams like KC, Pitt, Seattle, or Houston (AL or NL) to spend money like the Yankees.  The Yanks make a ton of buicks, but they spend it to make their team better, and of course get nailed by fans for it.  How about teams like the Mets, Dodgers, Giants, Cubs, White Sox, Boston, Philly, they have huge revenue opportunities, and probably take advantage of it, so they should be in the same boat as the Yankees as far as payroll goes.
No one has as much financial opportunity as the Yankees, it's sheer numbers.  Chicago and LA have the next closest markets, as do the Mets.  Red Sox have the entire NE area, and the Phillies are large in their own right. 

One thing you have wrong is Houston.  They have a bigger market than Philly.  It's all about the team making a name for itself and then cashing in. 

I'm a Pirates fan, but it makes me wonder why they can't get the revenue.  With the success that the Steelers have, and the Penguins recent success and the money that pours into those teams, why can't the Pirates do the same thing?  It's all on the owners.  Pittsburgh is a rabid fanbase for the teams when they put forth the effort.  With the way the owners have run things, it's easy to see why they don't get more.

And Seattle?  They have a population twice the size of St. Louis, home of the Cardinals just won the World Series on a payroll that was over 100mil.  KC is in the same boat as Seattle, but not quite as much.  Still larger than St. Louis by about 200k.

Houston though?  Big laugh on that one, because they have a HUGE financial opportunity if they could just build a team.  They did it earlier in the last decade, why can't they do it again?  There is no excuse for the Astros, except that they have fallen from grace.  Remember, they used to have a top5 payroll.





Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 3:34 pm
 

MLBPA will announce new CBA next week

I guess no change in revenue sharing and keeping the Luxury tax.   Fans of small market teams have lost anther 5 years in efforts to have parity and a real chance for the World Series.
Didn't a small market team just win the World Series?  And parity?  The MLB has more variety of champions in the past 20 years than the NFL, NBA, and NHL.  That's pretty amazing considering that there have only been 4 playoff spots for each league, compared to 8 for NHL and NBA, and 6 for the NFL.  In the past 20 years, there have been two dynastys for the NFL, two dynastys for the NHL, and the NBA?  A grand total of 8 different teams going back the past 25 years have won it all. 




Since: Jun 26, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:48 pm
 

MLBPA will announce new CBA next week

Good to see MLB got a deal done.



Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 11:39 am
 

MLBPA will announce new CBA next week

Who'da thunk it huh? The only major league with labor peace? BASEBALL!!!! NFL got it done last minute, NBA season will be done soon and the NHL aren't even talking new deal yet and it expires in June. Baseball.....let's get it done for 5! In spite of all that's said about him, maybe Air Bud isn't such an idiot!



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 12:36 am
 

MLBPA will announce new CBA next week

AWESOME!


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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 5:44 pm
 

MLBPA will announce new CBA Monday

The MLB situation is different from the other sports because baseball has the most powerful union in the world. The MLBPA would have absolutely no reason to create any labor issues. There is no salary cap, some of the crappiest players make more money annually than the best players in other sports and perhaps most importantly, contracts are guaranteed regardless of injury or poor performance.



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 2:44 pm
 

MLBPA will announce new CBA Monday

how about no one in America is allowed to take a new job for more money with a rival company because thats unfair to the employer who might not be able to afford you anymore....  imagine yourselves if you were told you that its unfair for you someone else to offer to pay you more money.... you would all defend your right to go make more money....


   

 

 



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