re Acuna, an EW listener on FB asks,
"If every major star is locked up to a long-term extension before the CBA expires, does that increase or decrease the likelihood of a work stoppage?"
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:56 (three months ago) link
it does feel like extension fever is teams scrambling to be able to say "see? we pay players!" when negotiations roll around
― na (NA), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:20 (three months ago) link
MLBPA Exec Dir Tony Clark: "We are interested in restoring meaningful free agency." Union is beginning an unprecedented round of mid-term bargaining with the league. Uncertainty as to where those talks go.— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBG) July 9, 2019
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 16:58 (one week ago) link
Tony Clark, President of MLBPA, told reporters that eliminating the MLB Draft is on the table in CBA negotiations.— Josh Nelson (@soxmachine_josh) July 9, 2019
i guess tony's opening position will be asking for the moon
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 17:14 (one week ago) link
Stephanie Apstein in SI:
“I think we have unknowingly conceded a lot,” said Rays righty Charlie Morton. “Maybe not unknowingly. Maybe that’s the wrong word. You can read the CBA. You can know what’s in there. When you hear it, it sounds nice. And then three years later, you’re like, What did we just do? And now everybody’s pretty upset.”
This is not a fair fight. Players association head Tony Clark oversees 750 constituents who are aggrieved and cannot agree on why. Commissioner Rob Manfred is responsible for 30 ownership groups whose interests are simple and largely aligned: Make and keep as much money as possible.
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:48 (six days ago) link