Author Topic: New CBA reached, will be announced next week.  (Read 1877 times)

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Offline Kevrock

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New CBA reached, will be announced next week.
« Topic Start: November 18, 2011, 11:02:22 AM »
edit by The Chief: the "Astros moving to the AL" aspect of this is already being discussed in the Astros to AL thread

Latest On Upcoming CBA

By Ben Nicholson-Smith

Baseball's owners and players have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that should be announced early next week. Here are some details on the CBA, which ensures 21 years of labor peace for MLB:

Several GMs are livid over the restraints on draft spending, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal also points out that commissioner Bud Selig, Rob Manfred of MLB and union leader Michael Weiner deserve credit for coming to an agreement peacefully.

There won't be hard caps for draft choices under the new CBA, according to Jon Heyman of (on Twitter). However, there will be recommended bonuses and tax implications for teams that go way over the suggested limits.

I hate that they are going to punish teams for spending in the draft.

Not sure if discussion is going on elsewhere, but this didn't obviously fit into any of the threads I saw.