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Collective Bargaining Agreement & MLB 2013
For those of you paying attention to Major League Baseball, MLB & the Players Association are already in talks for the next CBA that will start for the 2013 season. One of the major changes talked about is once the sale of the Houston Astros is made and approved, they will be moved to the American League West to form six 5-team divisions and each league would have 15 teams. This means virtually every day of the 180-day long season will have at least one Interleague series taking place!

OK, purists, reformists, middle-of-the-roadists and speculators, commence World War III!!!!!!
| Closed on 12/17/12 at 11:45PM
FanIQ Pts? No | MLB, AL, NL | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Teams:  Houston Astros
Team Breakout:
10 Fans 
20%a. YIPPEE! More Interleague play
30%b. The 7th Sign of the Apocolypse as foretold in the Bible
0%c. No worries - 12/21/12 will kill us all first
10%d. I'll give it a shot
40%e. OTHER

  
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#1 | 875 days ago

Just more evidence that the institution of Major League Baseball is run by those who know the least there is to know about the sport of baseball.   They are fortunate baseball is such a great game because any other sport would expire if run by those idiots.
OTHER  
#2 | 797 days ago

(Edited by TatsuKlinga2812812)
They have a kinda a hard-cap now which mean's if a team goes over a certain payroll the team will get crushed with taxes. I call it  Kill the Yankees rule.  They need to punish the crappy team's that never spend money more. Yankee's are baseball. If you can't make it to a certain payroll then you need to sell the team or relocated it or even shut the team down all together after a certain amount of years they are doing something wrong.



If you can't get over 500 for 10 years same rules need to happened. How can they stink when they keep getting High draft picks.

Yankees make the make the playoffs every year and most of the team is home grown and lower draft picks at that.
OTHER  
#3 | 797 days ago

God how I missed this....


In case you aren't aware...  This is absolutely no salary cap in MLB of any kind.  The luxury tax does nothing.  It hasn't seem to halted the Yankees for out spending the middle teams by more than 150%.
OTHER  
#4 | 797 days ago

ML31 wrote:
God how I missed this....


In case you aren't aware...  This is absolutely no salary cap in MLB of any kind.  The luxury tax does nothing.  It hasn't seem to halted the Yankees for out spending the middle teams by more than 150%.
kind of a hard-cap            trust me if they are over 200 million they will get taxed about 1/3 of that which is a ton of money they don't want to pay that they are slimming down a lot really no major contracts this year other then CC if it was the past they would of had one of the two players
OTHER  
#5 | 797 days ago

TatsuKlinga2812812 wrote:
kind of a hard-cap            trust me if they are over 200 million they will get taxed about 1/3 of that which is a ton of money they don't want to pay that they are slimming down a lot really no major contracts this year other then CC if it was the past they would of had one of the two players
Not even kind of.  No cap of any kind.  The luxury tax has done nothing to curb excessive spending.  I predicted it would be worthless years ago when in was implemented and time has proved me correct.
OTHER  
#6 | 796 days ago
BDV4U (+)

ML31 wrote:
Not even kind of.  No cap of any kind.  The luxury tax has done nothing to curb excessive spending.  I predicted it would be worthless years ago when in was implemented and time has proved me correct.
ML? You haven't read the CBA have you? While TK's numbers are a bit inflated, they did make the taxes more restrictive. That's why the Yankees, Red Sox & Phillies have laid low this offseason and been dumping salaries to gradually get under $180-190M before it kicks in next year. Also, teams like KC, Miami, Oakland & Pittsburgh are more active THIS year before restrictions destroy them on the other end from this deal.
The 7th Sign of the Apocolypse as foretold in the Bible  
#7 | 796 days ago

BDV4U wrote:
ML? You haven't read the CBA have you? While TK's numbers are a bit inflated, they did make the taxes more restrictive. That's why the Yankees, Red Sox & Phillies have laid low this offseason and been dumping salaries to gradually get under $180-190M before it kicks in next year. Also, teams like KC, Miami, Oakland & Pittsburgh are more active THIS year before restrictions destroy them on the other end from this deal.
Which I have no idea why the players would sign off it just mean's they will get less money in the long run. Except top free agents they will always get money but then again Pujol's would of gotten more money even prince if the Yankees and Red Sox were able to bid for them. People say they the Yankees and Red Sox have first basemen that bullshit yeah they do but they would of found a way to get one of the players on the team just like the tigers
OTHER  
#8 | 796 days ago

BDV4U wrote:
ML? You haven't read the CBA have you? While TK's numbers are a bit inflated, they did make the taxes more restrictive. That's why the Yankees, Red Sox & Phillies have laid low this offseason and been dumping salaries to gradually get under $180-190M before it kicks in next year. Also, teams like KC, Miami, Oakland & Pittsburgh are more active THIS year before restrictions destroy them on the other end from this deal.
Then it's a coincidence that it just so happens that the free agents available this year are at positions the big spenders already have expensive players filling?

No, I have not read the CBA.  Who has?  I find myself doubting the taxes could ever be restrictive enough to cause them to act as an actual cap.  But something else you mention gives me pause...  Are you saying there will be a salary floor next season?  I sincerely hope not as that could be just as damning as not having a cap.
OTHER  
#9 | 796 days ago
BDV4U (+)

ML31 wrote:
Then it's a coincidence that it just so happens that the free agents available this year are at positions the big spenders already have expensive players filling?

No, I have not read the CBA.  Who has?  I find myself doubting the taxes could ever be restrictive enough to cause them to act as an actual cap.  But something else you mention gives me pause...  Are you saying there will be a salary floor next season?  I sincerely hope not as that could be just as damning as not having a cap.
Not a floor per se. The way tax money will be distributed, how dealings in Non-American markets and other aspects, such as the draft, will handcuff the low-end market to the point they have to spend money they don't have.

I have a feeling both sides will crack open this CBA mid-term and make adjustment when the high-end & low-end teams realize they both can't do business and the players are crying collusion when they are all getting Madson/Jackson-like contracts, or sitting out like Oswalt.
The 7th Sign of the Apocolypse as foretold in the Bible  
#10 | 559 days ago

TatsuKlinga2812812 wrote:
They have a kinda a hard-cap now which mean's if a team goes over a certain payroll the team will get crushed with taxes. I call it  Kill the Yankees rule.  They need to punish the crappy team's that never spend money more. Yankee's are baseball. If you can't make it to a certain payroll then you need to sell the team or relocated it or even shut the team down all together after a certain amount of years they are doing something wrong.



If you can't get over 500 for 10 years same rules need to happened. How can they stink when they keep getting High draft picks.

Yankees make the make the playoffs every year and most of the team is home grown and lower draft picks at that.
Look at what happened in Miami when they spent money they basically stole from the Yankees over the years.

Last place.

Gotta love it. Go Mets.
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