Labor > Management/Ownership. Always.
I hope MLBPA can include in their advocacy is support for the MiLB players and how poorly those players are treated.
That's fair.Some points yes, others no. Never a clear cut always.
Read something where he say he may work with the Cubs pitchers in spring training but isn't interested in being a full time coach right now.Big Jon Lester just announced his retirement. Wish he could have gone out as a Cub. Still, I hope they bring him back and have a “Jon Lester day” some time during the upcoming season.
While I totally agree, there is an awful lot that the two sides need to be working together on in order to ensure they still have an expanding pie to be fighting over, and this process is not inspiring confidence.Labor > Management/Ownership. Always.
That it has changed has been extensively documented, but pointing to the steroid era as a potential explanatory factor I think is probably pretty sensible.I don’t think the age curve has changed. For the vast majority of baseball’s history (ignoring the steroid era), players have generally peaked between ages 24-28.
The solution is some sort of sliding scale based on both age and service time.
Agree on all counts. Here would be my negotiating strategy.So anything that discourages prospect stashing is better.
Anything that discourages tanking is better.