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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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Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 6:15 am
 

Report: MLBPA agrees to terms on new CBA

Good!!! that brings peace and don't have to be worry about lock up or strike



Since: Jan 14, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 6:12 am
 

Report: MLBPA agrees to terms on new CBA

It's clear that you're clueless to how revenues are shared in MLB. You can't spend what you don't have. MLB currently shares 31% of all revenues. Worst by far in all of pro sports. The Yankees make more money each year off the YES Network without selling a single ticket than teams like Pitts, Cle, KC & TB will make all year.

Move the Yankees out of a city of 21M to a city of 2M & they become another Pitt, Cle, KC or TB. It's their huge local TV contracts that give them their tremendous advantage.  If their ownership had a clue, they'd win a lot more. Instead, they take their tremendous wealth & hand a 10 year/275M contract to a 33 year old, roided up has been.

MLB hasn't received a penny of my money since the last CBA when revenue sharing was decreased from 34% to 31%.  If it ever gets to a respectable 50%, I'll spend. If not, no loss on my part.



Since: Jun 14, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 5:14 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

Thank goodness theyt did not much with the DH - National League baseball is about as exciting as watching paint dry...I would rather have hot sticks poked under my fingernails than have to watch a game in an NL park.  Lets hope it someday goes to both leagues.



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 4:59 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

What is the definition of a small market team? Is it population, demographics, money spent? Just because a team chooses not to spend money, or doesn't spend there money wisely  is there choice. Take the Milwaukee Brewers for example, are they a small market team or a large market team? By bringing in new management and spending money wisely they have turned that fanchise around 180 degrees and become competative. I don't recall the St. Louis Cardinals or the Texas Rangers being large market teams and they played in the Series. Every team in Major League Baseball has the option to spend money or not. You have to spend money to make money, it's not just given to you. I don't see the Yankees or the Sox winning the Series every year. If your not happy with the system then ask your owner to spend a little money. No small markets just small owners.



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 4:36 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

What defines a small market team? Population, demographics, money spent? Any team in major league baseball can spend money, it doesn't matter what the population of the city is. Use the Milwaukee Brewers as an example, are they a small market team or large market team? With new management they have turned that organization around 180 degrees. By spending money wisely they are making money and in so doing they are competitive.  Teams like St. Louis and Texas don't fit the definition of a large market team. Just because your team chooses not to spend money, or spends there money un-wisely is there problem, not Major League Baseballs. I don't see the Yankees or RedSox winning the World Series every year, so the small market argument doesn't hold water. If you don't like the system ask your owner to spend a little bit.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:23 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

Too bad nobody thought to ask the players to agree to abolish the DH
I for one like the DH and hope that it's never get abolish, too bad the DH is only for the AL.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:06 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

Good for baseball. Still not the NFL but I'll be watching unlike the thugs of the NBA.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 2:13 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

God Bless Baseball.. before we know it spring training will be here.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 1:16 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

Too bad nobody thought to ask the players to agree to abolish the DH in exchange for some major concession from the owners on some other issue.  I guess there was no other issue that the players needed major concessions on.  Next time, maybe.



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:42 am
 

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

NFL and NBA owners and players...Take notes.


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