2019 Around the MLB

BMAN

Buttstuff
Joined
Jul 31, 2009
Messages
5,268
Reaction score
3,264
Points
113
Figured I’d start this thread with Spring Training starting.

News: Giants manager Bruce Bochy retiring after this season. Definitely a hall of famer.
 

AZ_

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
35,756
Reaction score
36,567
Points
148
Potential for the CBA discussions to get real real ugly.
2021 is going to be an interesting year for football and baseball.

We could go without a World Series and a Super Bowl.
 

Ohio

The Warden
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Messages
34,109
Reaction score
31,117
Points
148
2021 is going to be an interesting year for football and baseball.

We could go without a World Series and a Super Bowl.
That would be a real shame considering Cleveland should be participating in each of those playoffs that year.
 

BimboColesHair

Eating every fucking chicken
Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Messages
15,711
Reaction score
19,670
Points
123
2021 is going to be an interesting year for football and baseball.

We could go without a World Series and a Super Bowl.
Just because the MLB Players Union has been so strong for so long, I’m very curious about how that all plays out. Especially with owners and the commissioner starting to get vocal about players and agents.

NFL always seems like it’ll be bad but the players cave rather easily and in a short period of time.

But yeah, lot of uncertainty in both sports with regards to their future right now.
 

TopGun

I was inverted.
Joined
Nov 19, 2008
Messages
1,171
Reaction score
906
Points
113
Average MLB career is nearly twice as long as the average NFL career. Much more severe financial implications for sitting out an NFL season for the majority of players (in terms of % of career earnings).

Also guaranteed vs. non-guaranteed contracts may play a part in that as well.
 

sportscoach

Snarly's Gaming Rival!!
Joined
Dec 8, 2016
Messages
4,486
Reaction score
1,159
Points
113
It is going to be interesting to see how much things change. For football I am thinking more guarantees and/or pensions with everyone every playing having medical the rest of their lives type of focus.

Baseball is going to be way more tricky since we have guaranteed money, but big differences between how much teams are willing to pay hence why I almost feel we need a minimum cap and a hard top cap. Teams who are under the minimum cap have to pay a certain amount extra to players on the 40 man roster per day on the roster type of thing.
 

bob2the2nd

member 32
Joined
Apr 18, 2005
Messages
15,400
Reaction score
9,985
Points
113
It is going to be interesting to see how much things change. For football I am thinking more guarantees and/or pensions with everyone every playing having medical the rest of their lives type of focus.

Baseball is going to be way more tricky since we have guaranteed money, but big differences between how much teams are willing to pay hence why I almost feel we need a minimum cap and a hard top cap. Teams who are under the minimum cap have to pay a certain amount extra to players on the 40 man roster per day on the roster type of thing.
in addition would love to see a franchise type label in baseball. Right now its too easy for big cities to just wait and offer huge amounts of money to free agents.
 

sportscoach

Snarly's Gaming Rival!!
Joined
Dec 8, 2016
Messages
4,486
Reaction score
1,159
Points
113
in addition would love to see a franchise type label in baseball. Right now its too easy for big cities to just wait and offer huge amounts of money to free agents.
Baseball though has a lot better of controlling players than any other sport honestly cause of the arbitration process. I wonder if players will look to change the process or not. Though I know there will be some changes in free agency process.
 

Derek

1 by land, 2 by sea, 3 Baerga
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
10,779
Reaction score
12,273
Points
123
in addition would love to see a franchise type label in baseball. Right now its too easy for big cities to just wait and offer huge amounts of money to free agents.
MLB teams already control players for a LONG time. I wouldn’t anticipate them exploring a means to extend that control.

Some sort of salary cap would accomplish your goal without restricting player movement.
 
Last edited:

The Wizard of Moz

Punishing This Air
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
14,387
Reaction score
19,840
Points
123
MLB teams already controls players for a LONG time. I wouldn’t anticipate them exploring a means to extend that control.

Some sort of salary cap would accomplish your goal without restricting player movement.
It seems like the luxury tax line has done a decent enough job in recent years of providing a pseudo cap for most teams

I honestly think a floor should be discussed. There are teams paying almost 3 times less in payroll than the luxury tax line. If you can’t afford to spend at a minimum level, you should have to sell your team to someone who can
 

Stark

The Winds of Winter
Joined
Apr 3, 2012
Messages
18,229
Reaction score
16,766
Points
123
If Machado is still a perennial MVP-caliber type of player after that fifth year (he'd be 31 years old), I'd expect him to opt out and try to line up another 7-8 year deal for similar money somewhere else.

Wonder when Bryce is going to sign.
 
Top