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Old 02-10-2018, 03:54 PM   #1
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This generation of players has probably already ascertained, just as predecessors such as Tom Glavine and David Cone did, that most fans won't side with them in a labor dispute. Many of the folks who pay to watch the players still view baseball as a child's game, rather than the business that it is, and believe that if they had been born with Mike Trout's speed or Giancarlo Stanton's power or Max Scherzer's slider, they would play for free.
That ridiculous fantasy remains the backbone of popular sentiment, so the players can’t really fret about the responses they’re reading on social media following the union’s seeming threat of a spring training boycott, emitted in tweet bursts Friday from some agents and a statement by union chief Tony Clark (on Sunday, the union released a statement that there is no such threat).

The players need to do what’s best for them, what’s best for the players' association. To that end, they should present a series of questions to Clark.
No. 1: What is the big-picture, long-term strategy behind the threat of boycotting spring training?
As agents and executives read and absorbed the tweets and statements on each side of their respective labor aisles Friday, there was broad consensus on this: You cannot possibly suggest this kind of serious challenge unless you are willing to back it up, or else your credibility as a negotiator is weakened.
Don Fehr and Gene Orza, past leaders of the union, would construct specific plans around a threat as grave as this. A public volley might be accompanied by a legal filing with the National Labor Relations Board, for example, or a lawsuit. So, what is the endgame for the suggested boycott?
Without laying out that planning, Friday’s tweets and statements are nothing more than tantrums. “Short-sighted,” said one agent. “Impetuous,” said another.
No. 2: What tangible concession is the union aiming to achieve with the boycott threat?
To insist that more players get more money is almost as loose a stance as asking for world peace. Specifically: Is the union threatening a boycott to get an alteration in the collective bargaining agreement? A 26th player for each team? (A proposal that the union inexplicably killed in the last round of talks.) What, exactly?

MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark has to have a plan in place if he wants to act on frustrations over dozens of unsigned free agents.*

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Old 02-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #2
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nothing gonna happen..........not till next talks

union lost the last negotiations.....they may be walking next time
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:21 PM   #3
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EVERYONE wants more, whether it's the bag boy at Brookshires, the Taxi driver in New Jersey working a double shift...or the VP of operations for Bill Gates.

Unions are well-known to be greedy and often dishonest...always looking for more while claiming it's for the player, worker, ect.

This is a never-ending cycle of greed...i'm not a huge fan of unions (not just because i'm from the south but also because i'm practical) BUT i know there are plenty of cases where the union is a good thing and is beneficial.

With that said, these rumors may be just that - rumors. Could be those guys just getting the word out on social media to feel the pulse of the market in order to see if there's a good way to manipulate it. Yep, it's very possible.

Cant wait for baseball season to kick off!!

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The star Seattle mariners pitcher earn a million a game for each time he pitched last year. But if you added up the gate money from some of those games where few attendees made it you are looking at a loss making venture..

Oh they have to pay all the other players and support staff and fixed cost’s. I know they get TV money and a cut of merchandise but you don’t have to be an economist to work out a lot of teams must be stretched to the limit..
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The star Seattle mariners pitcher earn a million a game for each time he pitched last year. But if you added up the gate money from some of those games where few attendees made it you are looking at a loss making venture..

Oh they have to pay all the other players and support staff and fixed cost’s. I know they get TV money and a cut of merchandise but you don’t have to be an economist to work out a lot of teams must be stretched to the limit..
u have no idea what ur talking about
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