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…
The Pittsburgh Pirates are losing two MiLB affiliates as of this post, the Morgantown, West Virginia Black Bears and the Bristol Pirates. Tell people you’re taking something they love away and sit back an wonder why they take it badly.
Sports are a huge part of my life and every sport I watch has changed rules and style of play over the years. For some changes there aren’t any hard and fast points where you can say the switch flipped. For others rule changes prompted the seismic shift in our games.
We must get our arms around it and come to grips with the fact it can’t be avoided.
Here we are. Entering June and still no agreement to get back to the business of baseball. The two sides have effectively injured themselves, primarily with self-inflicted wounds as we’ve watched them step in it time and again. Sure, we aren’t playing baseball, but both sides are absolutely playing games. My personal favorite is Chicken.Continue reading “Friday Focus – Not All Games are Postponed in MLB”
A simple statement uttered often without much thought into how very true it is. That’s really where we are now in the negotiations, time is running out, and that directly affects the outcome.
Three of America’s four major sports leagues have a salary cap in place, MLB of course being the outlier. If you’ve read my work for a while now you are no doubt aware how I feel about that, but just in case, I think a salary cap is needed to even the playing field in MLB and not just for the Pirates.
Of all major North American sports, baseball has probably the hardest to swallow draft system. Who is this guy? When will he make it to the majors? What position will he play? These are all questions that most fans have when they see who their MLB club picked.
Let’s look at MLB’s most recent effort to start addressing the return of baseball
Well everyone, we made it another week and here we are starting another. Some of us are stuck at home working and some are wondering how the hell they’re job could be considered essential.