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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #3195 on: June 10, 2020, 12:19:20 PM »



You can't be infuriated if you had the chance to take a better deal.
The players already accepted that better deal. Ownership came back for more. You can be infuriated that your negotiating partner reneged on a good faith agreement about how to adjust salaries due to the pandemic.

I totally agree with your take on this.

The players have no reason ever to consider that the owners are acting in good faith. That has been proven time and again throughout baseball history.
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« Reply #3196 on: June 10, 2020, 12:19:55 PM »

Owners have the hammer.  They can just say FUCK IT - we will play 48 games and have just ten playoff teams.

Seems to me this was collectively bargained.

Seems to me the owners are using the hammer to hit themselves in the head.
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« Reply #3197 on: June 10, 2020, 12:50:12 PM »

2) pay players zero $ for the post-season (players have traditionally only gotten paid by playing in the post-season, and only get a modest % of the game revenues)


I dont think this is part of the package - no.
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« Reply #3198 on: June 10, 2020, 12:54:55 PM »

Andy Martino's view:

On Monday, owners were almost certainly willing to guarantee 75 percent of full prorated salaries, up from 50 percent in their latest proposal, according to sources. The owners have wanted this to be a negotiation ending in a compromise, and will surely be annoyed that it still is not.

But if MLB owners want to concede that point, they can have a deal quickly and begin spring training. Say 70-75 games, full prorated salaries and the expanded postseason? Maybe that's overly optimistic. But remember: No one wants 50 games. No one



https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-mlb-owners-dont-want-010359303.html
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« Reply #3199 on: June 10, 2020, 12:57:00 PM »

2) pay players zero $ for the post-season (players have traditionally only gotten paid by playing in the post-season, and only get a modest % of the game revenues)


I dont think this is part of the package - no.

So the owners have proposed a proportional pay scale (ie 48/162) which accounts for just the regular season, and pay a fraction of their labor costs, but want to reap almost all the revenues of the higher rated and far more valuable post-season TV package, and which most players would not be comensated for (and there is no gate receipts for the palayers to divvy up) ?

If that's correct you might say that was unfair to the players on its face. 
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« Reply #3201 on: June 10, 2020, 01:01:27 PM »

2) pay players zero $ for the post-season (players have traditionally only gotten paid by playing in the post-season, and only get a modest % of the game revenues)


I dont think this is part of the package - no.

So the owners have proposed a proportional pay scale (ie 48/162) which accounts for just the regular season, and pay a fraction of their labor costs, but want to reap almost all the revenues of the higher rated and far more valuable post-season TV package, and which most players would not be comensated for (and there is no gate receipts for the palayers to divvy up) ?

If that's correct you might say that was unfair to the players on its face.

No

The owners propsed 76 games, 75% prorated pay

The fallback - which Martino says nobody wants - is 100% prorated pay but just 48 games.

Playoff teams get extra regardless but under MLB's proposal there are SIXTEEN making it, not ten.
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« Reply #3202 on: June 10, 2020, 01:07:38 PM »

Why 75% of an already pro-rated salary?

Again I think the real money is in the back end post-season TV money. and players have generally not been comped for the post-season beyond a small fractiom of the gate revs.

and there will not ba any gate this year.

On its face it sounds like an unfair proposal 
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« Reply #3203 on: June 10, 2020, 02:11:37 PM »

Let's not forget - organizations have had overhead all this time, with little/no revenue - including paying minor league salaries.

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« Reply #3204 on: June 10, 2020, 02:13:03 PM »

and there will not ba any gate this year.


Playoff shares were part of the latest proposal.
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« Reply #3205 on: June 10, 2020, 02:44:59 PM »

Let's not forget - organizations have had overhead all this time, with little/no revenue - including paying minor league salaries.
All organizations and most people have fixed costs, mortgage, car payments, utilities, etc, have no revenue.

MLB teams can probably fund themselves for awhile with bank lines

Its too bad MLB teams fired a lot of their minor league players, maybe they could hire them back at a lower costs, dress them up fora few months and PLAY BALL!
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« Reply #3206 on: June 10, 2020, 02:57:15 PM »

and there will not ba any gate this year.


Playoff shares were part of the latest proposal.

I'd have to see the #s but in general for a guy making the average MLB salary of about $4MM and getting prorated (76/162) and then taking a 25% or 50% haircut

$4M X .47 pro-rate X .75 discount  = or 1.4M

last year the WS share for the Nats was $382,000

this year I'm assuming it would be lower as there will be no gate.

And I think but am not positive there is no TV money in the post-season payout.

that's the gravy the owners want to keep.

So the average guy is looking at giving up $1.4 million and maybe some post-season bonus to keep the owners solvent until 2021 and taking the health risks CV-19?

btw I could use a 25% 50% or 75% haircut.
 
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« Reply #3208 on: June 10, 2020, 05:43:54 PM »

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29282383/are-closer-2020-mlb-season-answering-questions-new-76-game-proposal



How likely are the players to accept the 76-game proposal with prorated salary proposed Monday?

Rogers: Not likely, especially with the playoff caveat that would lower the amount if no postseason is played. The no draft-pick compensation is a nice carrot, but that's all it is. Bottom line: The players aren't making that much more than from the 50-game possibility that exists
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« Reply #3209 on: June 10, 2020, 06:06:19 PM »

You can't be infuriated if you had the chance to take a better deal.

Of course you can!

Look at all the voters angry with Trump when they could have voted for Clinton!
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