We want baseball and they just got it done.
Baseball is deadlocked in a pissing match, and I have to be honest, the winner won’t make a lick of difference for 75% of teams in the league.
When I say make something better I mean measurably better. I can already hear two things before I even finish this piece. “They aren’t going to get a cap, don’t say it!” and “A cap system is what they need to do!”
I always try to simplify this stuff for you, and tonight will be no different, but simplifying the stances isn’t the same as pretending the solutions are simple.
Today let’s talk about the CBA negotiations in a different way. Not a wall of numbers, but in an effort to understand some of the issues.
Today, I’m going to outline where we are after the last round of talks and I think we should try to outline beyond the negotiation points, what fans actually want. Not necessarily the methods, but the outcomes.
I hear so many of you tell me that MLB will never have a salary cap because the MLBPA is “the most powerful union” in the country. You’re right, there is just about no scenario that brings about a salary cap without great pain and loss. But…
More playoff spots, equals more opportunity for teams that can’t compete regularly right?
You know, it’s really hard to get excited for the MLB draft. I mean this season the Pirates have the number one overall and I bet even that will only prompt real nuts die hands to watch. It’s not an event, little drama, the athlete’s stories are often pretty vanilla, and you know for damnContinue reading “Time for the MLB Draft to Evolve”
When I first met Craig my co-editor we must have talked baseball for an hour and we both probably mentioned the owner a grad total of never.