First-ever CBA with MiLB players reached with MLB

When you’re making next to nothing, and you’re offered twice that much or more, it will take some brass balls to turn it down. Looks like this is Mi’s lessonFirst of LB Players Union collective bargaining agreement with mlb,

The headline, and one that is real and should be celebrated for the move that it is, is that almost everyone’s salary is going to double or more:

It’s nothing, and it’s also important to remember that MLB is providing accommodations for every minor leaguer as well, which they didn’t do before. Exactly how much this total adds up to is hard to calculate, as one imagines that most of these players will double and triple in homes and apartments wherever they play. And the housing is only for part of the year when they are playing. Whatever calculation we use or use to add the MLB housing element to salary bumps, probably at least AAA and AA players make a living wage… but barely.

Still, what do the owners know, and what do the interlocutors for MiLB players should know that there is no way that player is going to get paid as well throughout the year with that kind of pay raise (except for the holidays, because you can’t completely remove Scrooge from these 30 dickheads ). While public pressure was certainly helping the minor league players, it only goes so far. and this is an increase in wealth This will make a real difference to these people.

But again, it’s a drop in the bucket. Moving up to AAA, with low-A salaries and roster sizes, would cost MLB teams around $3.5 million per year. Nothing for what we know, plus whatever housing expenses and various bonuses they’ve paid. Which they were also paying for. Also the total number of complex league players, but there are no restrictions on roster size at that low level, so it’s hard to pin down. Still, $19K per Year, To make a significant difference at this cost would require a much larger roster. it’s just an increase of $1.5 million for MLB teams, which we know isn’t something most MLB owners would even notice if you took it off their desks (ha, just kidding. Those thumb-dicks would know whether you took one out of their car).

But it’s something. That is the first step. As David Morse’s Shaped Alien Told Us contact, “In time you’ll take another.”

it all just beginsIn

Minor league CBA is the pretty, gleaming headline at the start of a new season that MLB needs. The season starts today, and it looks a little different than it used to recent years. Some of these are having a normal off season for the first time in a while – No pandemic, no lockdown. An office with some real intrigue in them with teams bidding really big time free agents. Korea was the affair. There were trades, there were stories – It was something we remember as a hot stove.

Well There is also some new sport. Definitely a tweaked one. pitch clock, shift restrictionslarge base, and Pick-off range will make watching baseball a whole different experience. We don’t know how much better, but most fans seem fairly optimistic that it will be for the better. It is certainly likely that at the time of the game Substantial cuts will be made. Will it inspire more action? remains to be seen. A game where nothing happens but takes 2:47 instead of 3:12 is still a game where nothing happens.

Still there seems to be something missing. Opening Day is supposed to be a new dawn of hope, anticipation. But how much anticipation is there really? Now we can pretty much name the NL playoff teams. Maybe the Brewers or the Diamondbacks could sneak in, but not really. Do Mets or Braves fans really care whether they win the division or not? we know that a The obvious eagerness to make things work in San Diego and Seattle, the teams are trying to do something they’ve never done before. New York and Boston are traditional baseball cities that always welcome return seasons, but other than that? The six-month regular season now feels more and more like a dress rehearsal, as the NBA and NHL have become. Except in good weather, after all.

Or maybe that’s just a bitter, former Cubs fan talking. Ohtani feats and Jud bombs and deGrom masterpieces and Arenado throws and Grisham catches to marvel at for the next six months. walk-offs, losing streaks, 14-13s and 1-0s, no-hitters, and three home run games. #funny baseball and making fun of alex rodriguez, Let’s rise to the elbows together.

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