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MLBPA Seeking \'Meaningful Free Agency\'

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:45 am
by RealGM Wiretap

The Major League Baseball Players\' Association has some goals as collective bargaining negotiations near.

Baseball\'s five-year labor contract expires in December 2021, but the sides agreed March 8 to open negotiations early.

\"We are interested in reestablishing a competitive environment,\" Tony Clark said. \"We are interested in restoring meaningful free agency. We are interested in getting players something closer to their value as they are producing it. We are interested in ensuring that the best players are on the field at all times. We are interested in improving the dynamic for entry-level players. And we are interested at getting to a point where how our game is marketed and how our game is promoted is something that is more beneficial than where we currently sit.\"

Many free agents did not strike deals until spring training in 2018 and \'19. Many veterans found themselves with shorter terms and lower salaries than they were expecting.

Via Associated Press

Re: MLBPA Seeking \'Meaningful Free Agency\'

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:47 pm
by TheCage4
As yes, the record $1 billion in total salary for Trout, Harper and Machado is not enough to sway the consensus that MLB players are underpaid and overlooked.

Any other player that was signed late either had draft compensation attached to them or they just weren’t worth what they and their agents valued them at.

Not every league is the NBA.