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Bruce Meyer Newsbeat

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The new MLBPA chief negotiator that’s preparing for a possible battle with MLB

PHOENIX — “Jelly bean?” Bruce Meyer mouthed.

He was on a phone call, pacing the lobby of a Phoenix hotel, occasionally slipping his hand into a brown paper bag wedged under his elbow. He stopped, held out the bag and raised his eyebrows.

The new chief negotiator for the Major League Baseball Players Association just may have a jelly bean problem.

Worse still, he’s in a position where he reports to Tony Clark.

QLE Posted: February 28, 2019 at 07:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bruce meyer, jelly beans, labor relations, mlbpa, negotiations

Thursday, December 06, 2018

MLB players concerned about retooling teams, attendance drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players are concerned the Seattle Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and may be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs.

Union head Tony Clark and new collective bargaining director Bruce Meyer said Wednesday their members also are concerned about rapid change in the way games are played, such as the increased use of relief pitchers, and are willing to speak with management this offseason about whether counteracting changes are needed.

Altering the amateur draft to include an NBA-style lottery for the top picks, the 10-day disabled list and the 10-day minimum for the recall of players optioned to the minors are among the topics the union is prepared to talk about as part of a wider discussion. So are possible rules to counter offense-suffocating defensive shifts.

A reminder that a lot of players are as alarmed by tanking as those of us who watch it from the stands….

 

QLE Posted: December 06, 2018 at 08:04 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: attendance, bad ideas, bruce meyer, lottery, mlbpa, tanking, tony clark

 

 

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