Monday, February 10, 2014

Excerpt: "The CBA Five"

"Looking ahead to the next CBA, it's time to end this practice entirely. The system holding back Santana and Cruz and Morales is borne of fears that never came true. Free-agent compensation dates to 1981 and the strike that produced a Rube Goldberg contraption of a system that, over later CBAs, morphed into this one. At its core is the fundamental fear of a free market for player talent, one that was at least understandable in the early days of free agency, but is now utterly ridiculous."