Things will only get worse MLB for the next season: Sherman


I have prorated my attention in these MLB negotiations. What was once 50 percent of the concentration on these talks (or non-talks) has increased to 75%. But I don’t see how in the course of a pandemic, I can give a rate of 100%. What of my children? Dad? Coffee addiction?I binge watched this contentious electronic exchange of tenders, sure to be spurned and nasty letters designed to elevate already hostile feelings and decided Joe Exotic has been more subtle negotiator with Carol Baskin. In fact, my obsession with this reality — of Hate At First Sight — a lot of thoughts floating around in my caffeine-filled brain such as:

— The union has rejected MLB 72 game plan to 70 percent of the guaranteed wage, the Saturday and said that the commissioners office, to just set up a schedule of full pro rata of the remuneration and inform players when and where they should report. The european union has set a Monday deadline. Or otherwise what?

When the MLB has set a deadline, the “or” has been to diminish the number of games in its next proposal. The union made no proposal. So, if the MLB does not respond Monday, the players counter by … Yeah, I’m as curious as you are.

— Maybe MLB should take the union on his offer to play regular season games in October, and the series in November. MLB has insisted on the fact that he does not want to play in the regular season beyond Sept. 27, in large part because its health officials say the league that the risk of a stronger wave of COVID-19 are more games are played, especially in the cold weather.

— In a letter to the MLB on Saturday, the union’s chief negotiator Bruce Meyer called it a “pretext” to labelling, the refusal to play games in October/November, in the framework of a “general bad faith determination to play as few games as possible, to punish the players for refusing to capitulate to MLB the massive demand for salary reductions.”

Why don’t MLB just agree for the month of October/November plan, but if the union believes so much in spite of the MLB protest just tie a full pro rata pay for to complete all the games in the October/November? You get it all if the end of the season. You don’t have if the season should be cancelled after Nov. 1.

— The rules must still be determined, even if the season is implemented by the commissioner, including if there will be a trade deadline or not. Perhaps it would be better to put a moratorium on trades until the offseason. Imagine telling someone to move themselves and perhaps their families during a pandemic.

— No matter what kind of season is played this year, it’s going to be short and it is not as if especially the pitchers are going to be stretched to their familiar lengths. Therefore, it is a sport of starters that say throw 60-90 innings this year only to go back to throwing 150-plus in the next year? Will the lists should be reconsidered for 2021 have enough pitching, just at a time when MLB wanted to limit the number of pitchers and pitching changes, which extends games.

— On the subject of next year, if there is no COVID-19 vaccine and, thus, genuine issues on the size of the crowd we are back to the MLB asking the players for pay cuts? No matter what MLB should anticipate an attendance of reduction (probably significant). Who has successfully combined income this year will probably lead to many teams to limit or abstain from free agency, most other arbitration-eligible players being non-tendered than ever. You could understand why the players want to be paid in full this year because there are certainly cuts to come. Is it fair to say that the players take a haircut now, when the hair cuts are so obvious?

— Also, if the free agent market financial limited as expected we’re looking at more of a drive/union, calls of collusion? Because the sport has so much need of still more of distrust, or is it distrust, or both? Let’s just suppose even more animosity.

— In fact, the owners have no need of accomplices. They have always had the mechanism to begin the return to losses this year, even if they paid the players their full pro rata of the salary — simply decided independently of the lower payrolls in the near future and make it back in time. Of course, this will coincide with more flow of money coming into the industry. Already, there is a new (higher) to the national TELEVISION deal with Turner. You can expect to ESPN next. It will eventually be the game of the money. What about development costs?

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You know what could be the most exciting baseball we get to this year? There are plans to try to develop the Education League and the Arizona Fall League. But without minor league ball being played this year, and if each organization has created a team perspective and the two leagues have been put in place, in Florida, and one in Arizona. Games are played from September-November. The winner of the Florida league will play the winner of the Arizona league. I think it would be fun to see the best prospects within each well-performing organization. It would give a great outlook need of repetitions, and sell the future of the game, which is desperately needed.

— Now, however, the COVID-19 numbers go up in Arizona and Florida, which should be the common enemy that MLB and the Players Association are working against. But these sides are not really doing well together.

— That is the greatest sadness of all. There had been an attempt in recent years to try to discuss the best ways to develop the game for the future. These conversations have all been scrapped. Instead, the two parties have led a fight where the victory is what exactly? It is about 2020 of money and principle, and show tenacity. But in the long term, the credibility of the game has been devastated. That will have a cost, which outweighs the short-term victory, any principle. The failure of this figure to the whole evil of the two sides of the scale in the future, especially since the two are so convinced that it is just a staircase of more labour-wickedness around the collective bargaining agreement that expires after the 2021 season and the increasing likelihood of a strike or lock-out.

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