Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, January 26, 2022 -- "Negotiations"

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"The shape of the changes to pre-arb compensation is coming into view. The players are not asking for the kind of increases that would affect the business models of teams like the Pirates, Marlins, and A’s. Their asks would put a little more money into the pockets of pre-arb players and still more in the pockets of the best of those players. Overall, though, these changes wouldn’t alter the economics of losing on the cheap, and even if the players got everything they’re asking for, it would add less than $300 million to overall pay -- still leaving the players making less, collectively, than they did in 2018."