This weekend brought another round of MLB and MLBPA arguing with each other, accusing each other of being disingenuous or lacking good faith to negotiate.
I think many people reading this remember the Littlefield era, where we chose a pitcher number 1 every draft for the best part of a decade. Some were a stretch, some were about believing they’d sign for less, others still were overt misses.
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.
Much of what I’ve seen since has been the expected excoriation of the A’s and I completely understand that thinking. Some have even done the math showing paying them the $400.00 bucks a week they were receiving would only cost the organization roughly 1 million dollars.
I love this format because it gets people talking, Craig and I want to try doing something like this and we’d like to launch them in the evening when we all have more time to really go after it.
Hi everyone, hope you’re having a very happy Tuesday. Everyday we inch closer to that elusive normalcy we all so desperately miss. Chin up Pittsburgh.
I could lie to you and tell you I always felt it was a stupid decision, but alas, reality is I didn’t think twice about it when the agreement was inked. I saw it as a nice compromise with an eye toward bringing back the game I love.
Rarely has anyone with any credibility called for a situation where the players would be asked to be unsafe. We’ve gotten to the point where simply saying you might like to see sports is being panned as insensitive or even dangerous.
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.
Friends, I’m not going to relitigate all the plans, ideas, nagging thoughts, proposals and wet dreams of every person involved with MLB and the players union to restart playing the game. First, most of them are crap, worse, unrealistic crap. Second, none of them have threatened happening.