MLB proposes measure to eliminate salary arbitration and pay for WAR

While the MLB season is very little over and the free agent negotiations appear to be taking a lot of traction in these first weeks of the offseason, the upcoming expiration. of the joint contract between the union and Major League Baseball doubts the realization of the next season, being able to trigger a possible strike. The contract ends at 11:59 on December 1 and both sides will have to exchange proposalss if they want to avoid a precarious situation.

The two sides in this battle on the desks are the players and the MLBPA against MLB representing Commissioner Rob Manfred and the owners of the teams, where there are many disagreements in many aspects, mainly with the owners looking to reduce the costs of the contracts of the teams. players and players obviously wanting the opposite, looking for more money as MLB’s profits continue to increase year on year.

Now, MLB has launched its first proposal towards the union, since according to information from Evan Drellich of The Athletic, Rob Manfred has proposed to replace salary arbitration with a system that pays players before pre free agency according to their WAR of the site. specialized FanGraphs, plus all players become free agents at the age of 29 1/2.

According to several player representatives mentioned to Drellich, this MLB proposal has absolutely “zero chance” of being accepted by the players and the union, since WAR depreciates certain positions such as first baseman, designated hitter and relief pitchers, in addition to the fixed age of free agency would give owners many years of control over players.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB proposes measure to eliminate salary arbitration and pay for WAR