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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 has confirmed a deal will be announced early next week.

Ken Rosenthal of 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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Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:35 pm

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

lesson learned dum asses this didnt even interupt the Cubbies and Dale Suem... NBA players go find other work its over.

Since: Apr 11, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:32 pm

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

See how easy that was NBA

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:30 pm

Report: Collective bargaining agreement reached

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.

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