Almost Cooperstown

Ep. 237 - The MLB Lockout, Negotiating A New CBA & Resulting Rule Changes

December 30, 2021 Gordon Kolier & Mark Kolier Season 2 Episode 37
Almost Cooperstown
Ep. 237 - The MLB Lockout, Negotiating A New CBA & Resulting Rule Changes
Show Notes

Think about how odd it is right now as we drop this episode late December 2021.  New team managers like Buck Showalter are not allowed to talk to or even mention players on the team.  The #MLB owners have 'Locked Out' the MLB players and if nothing gets negotiated there will be no Spring Training, and possibly an abbreviated season or no season at all.  

Baseball labor actions have been ongoing for nearly 50 years. We're generally on the side of the players who've gotten the short end of the stick for..., well nearly forever.   We talk about what's important to the players and owners, what rule changes might ensue as a result of an anticipated agreement. 

Don't expect any early moves from either side. It's never been done that way before so why would it be different this time!   It's ironic that we called out Kyle Seager and then he goes abd retires just as the episode drops!  Seager had a nice career. Also, Max Scherzer received $130M not $140M from the #Mets and Francisco Lindor received $341 million not $310 million.  Not chicken feed even for them! 

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