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CBA Details: Luxury Tax, Draft, HGH, Replay

By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 22 at 11:50am CST]

Baseball players and owners are announcing today that they’ve agreed to terms on a five-year collective bargaining agreement that assures MLB of two decades of labor peace. We’ll update this post with details on the CBA as they become available. The most recent details are up top:

-MLB rosters will expand to 26 for some doubleheaders, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times (on Twitter).
-Teams in the ten smallest markets and with the ten lowest revenues will enter a lottery for six additional first and second round picks, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times (on Twitter).
-Teams that don't exceed their draft spending limit will have a chance to obtain picks from teams that over-spent, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com (on Twitter).
-There will be no more MLB deals for draft picks, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter).
-The draft signing deadline moves to the July 12-18 range from August 15th, according to Passan (on Twitter).
Cubans under 23 years old with less than three years of professional experience will be considered amateurs and count against international spending limits, according to Passan (on Twitter). 26-year-old Yoenis Cespedes won't be subject to these limits.
-Teams that spend more than 5% over-slot on the draft will face a 75% tax, according to Passan (all Twitter links). Teams that go over slot by 5-10% face a 75% tax and the loss of a first rounder. Teams that go over slot by 10-15% face a 100% tax and the loss of a first and second rounder. Teams that exceed slot by 15% or more face a 100% tax and the loss of two first rounders. MLB wanted the top players to be selected in order of talent, according to Passan. This set of rules will also reduce draft spending significantly, a bonus for owners.
-Starting in 2013-14, teams will be able to trade money from their spending allowance for international players, according to Passan (all Twitter links).
However, teams can only boost their original spending limit by 50% through trades. Every team will have $2.9MM to spend on international bonuses this offseason, according to Passan. Eventually the limits will be in the $1.8-5MM range, according to Passan.
-Teams that surpass the luxury tax threshold of $178MM will be taxed 42% in 2012 and 50% in 2013, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (all Twitter links).
-There will be a “significant” tax for teams that exceed recommended draft bonuses by a substantial margin, according to Heyman.
-A worldwide draft is a "significant possibility" by 2014, according to Yahoo's Jeff Passan (on Twitter).
-Blood testing for HGH will not be occur during the season without reasonable suspicion, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports (on Twitter). ESPN's Buster Olney says (on Twitter) that offseason testing will begin next winter, 2012-2013.
-Olney also mentions that players will be tested in Spring Training "to determine energy levels" after testing, then the results will be discarded. The two sides will then determine how to proceed (all Twitter links).
-Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter) that instant replay will be expanded to include fair/foul plays and "trap" plays, subject to discussions between MLB and the umpires.
-Yesterday, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes explained the new CBA in detail. Some highlights: Type A relievers will no longer cost draft picks to sign, the Elias rankings system will be eliminated, the minimum salary will increase, more super twos will exist and blood testing for HGH will begin. Plus, the Astros will move to the American League in 2013 and each league will introduce a new Wild Card team. The new playoff structure will begin in 2012, reports Olney (on Twitter).

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Who would have ever thought baseball would have pro-longed peace?

21 years now... scary ain't it? While the NBA has a commissioner that has had 2 work stopages and the NHL lost a complete season.

OMG...does this mean I have to give Bud Selig credit for something?!!:eek::eek::p:eek:
 

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21 years now... scary ain't it? While the NBA has a commissioner that has had 2 work stopages and the NHL lost a complete season.

OMG...does this mean I have to give Bud Selig credit for something?!!:eek::eek::p:eek:

NOPE ....

It hardly evens out the things he's done to make the sport worse.

This changing to 2 conferences will be right up there with the worst ideas yet.
 

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What did he do to make the sport worse?


Sandra

Well, lets see ....
Did this earlier as well.

WS Cancelled.
Made the ASG for Home Field adv. in the WORLD SERIES, wouldn't you think the team with the best over all record should have that ...

Theres 2

Adding the WC (first one) ws the best thing he did.
Adding the 2nd one is going to diminish the division battles for 1st place greatly, as teams will coast ....

Oh wait, its WORSE than that, now that they will be going to stupid Conferences with 15 teams in each, you'll have a BUNCH of teams coasting in the end, the only thing that will be important is the 5-7 spots, as those are the ones that will be trying to get into the playoffs.

It will be just like the NHL except they at least still HAVE divisions to win.

So instead of there being a battle for the two BEST teams in the Conference, it will be for the 5-7th place teams.
 

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With the roster expanding to 26 for Double Headers, does this mean they will have scheduled doubled headers like they used to in the past?

How do you get one player extra for one game? Do you call him up and then send him back down? Will that count against his options?
 

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Don't know where you are coming up with this conference Nonsense. There will still be divisions. (6 of them) 5 teams each and playing to win the division will take on added import not less as team will want to avoid the One Game Playoff for being a Wildcard.
 

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Don't know where you are coming up with this conference Nonsense. There will still be divisions. (6 of them) 5 teams each and playing to win the division will take on added import not less as team will want to avoid the One Game Playoff for being a Wildcard.

I was wondering what he was talking about too...


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With the roster expanding to 26 for Double Headers, does this mean they will have scheduled doubled headers like they used to in the past?

How do you get one player extra for one game? Do you call him up and then send him back down? Will that count against his options?

I was wonder that myself. I wish they would got to a 30 man roster during the season.
 

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If your referring to MY post, it's been reported that they will be going to 2 - 15 team leagues and have Inter league games every night, that was the other thing I missed in my previous post, about the interleage games.
 
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Well, lets see ....
Did this earlier as well.

WS Cancelled.
Made the ASG for Home Field adv. in the WORLD SERIES, wouldn't you think the team with the best over all record should have that ...


Maybe but it was never like that. Before selig's move it simply robetween the leagues.ated
 

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Well, lets see ....
Did this earlier as well.

WS Cancelled.
Made the ASG for Home Field adv. in the WORLD SERIES, wouldn't you think the team with the best over all record should have that ...

Theres 2

Adding the WC (first one) ws the best thing he did.
Adding the 2nd one is going to diminish the division battles for 1st place greatly, as teams will coast ....

Oh wait, its WORSE than that, now that they will be going to stupid Conferences with 15 teams in each, you'll have a BUNCH of teams coasting in the end, the only thing that will be important is the 5-7 spots, as those are the ones that will be trying to get into the playoffs.

It will be just like the NHL except they at least still HAVE divisions to win.

So instead of there being a battle for the two BEST teams in the Conference, it will be for the 5-7th place teams.

Maybe but it was never like that. Before selig's move it simply robetween the leagues.ated

Wouldn't you think thats the way it should be ?
Team with the best record gets HFA ?
 

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Wouldn't you think thats the way it should be ?
Team with the best record gets HFA ?

Perhaps---and in fact I said that. But the earlier post indicated that it was not that way because of Selig. My point was that it was not the case. I just don't understand all the talk about conferences or HFA.
 

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Again there is no Conference stuff, there will be an American League with three five team divisions there will be a National league with three five team divisions.

All 6 division Winners will qualify for the playoffs. The two best records from each league after the Division Winners will also qualify for a One Game Playoff with winner advancing to face the best record team of their respective league.

best thing about it to my way of thinking it puts the division Winners on a better path than the Wild card participants.. Way it should be IMO.

Hope all have a Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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