All-Star Break Opt-Out Updates

All-Star Break Opt-Out Updates The opt-out clause is now a permanent fixture in the large-contract toolkit. Not every deal has one, but they’re a common mechanism to allow players and teams to tweak otherwise rigid structures to find accord. Fortunately for hot stove watchers, opt-out clauses — really, glorified player options — create added layers…

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“You’ve got to pay correctly”: Rob Manfred is optimistic about negotiations to pay minor leaguers more – The Athletic

“You’ve got to pay correctly”: Rob Manfred is optimistic about negotiations to pay minor leaguers more – The Athletic Besides improving minor league pay the league and MLBPA needs to do something about the international signing process. Both areas are a mess.Lurking in the background, and as a point of leverage, is the possibility that…

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MLBPA Director Tony Clark Voices Opposition To Draft

MLBPA Director Tony Clark Voices Opposition To Draft Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark voiced opposition to the draft Tuesday in an address to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Asked if he viewed the draft as “inherently anti-labor,” Clark responded “yes.” “Limiting and restricting the opportunities of entry, I’ll stand here—and…

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Mike Trout: The brilliant $426.5m MLB star most Americans don’t know

Mike Trout: The brilliant $426.5m MLB star most Americans don’t know A British take on Trout, including an interview with Jay Jaffe.  In which it is revealed that Trout’s favorite team as a child was the Yankees, proving that he isn’t perfect after all. Source: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/mike_trout_the_brilliant_4265m_mlb_star_most_americans_dont_know

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