Goodbye to stingy teams? MLB seeks to impose a $ 100 million ‘salary floor’

In recent years, a rather alarming trend has been seen in MLB with few teams that spend a lot of money on salaries and seek to compete every year as the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees mainly and in previous years Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros, but with many teams spending the least they can without competing, like the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, among many others, greatly increasing the gap between competitors and those who do not.

However, MLB has apparently identified the problem with the teams and their “stinginess,” so much so that according to information from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Commissioner Rob Manfred has sent the Baseball Players Union, the MLBPA, a proposal to implement a “salary floor” for teams with a minimum of $ 100 million in payroll beginning the following season.

This means that no major league team can have a payroll of less than $ 100 million each season. In addition, they would introduce a luxury tax starting at 180 million dollars in the payroll, in order to promote competitiveness between teams and eliminate the gap that exists between those who spend the most and those who spend the least.

Currently, there are 12 major league teams with a payroll below $ 100 million, with the Cleveland Indians being the smallest in all of MLB, with a payroll of $ 48 million, followed by the Baltimore Orioles with $ 53 million. of dollars.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and am going for 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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