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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Rosenthal: Royals’ GM Moore seething over union’s stance on 40-man roster camps [$]

Royals catcher Salvador Peréz missed the entire 2019 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, about half of spring training 2.0 after testing positive for COVID-19 and nearly four weeks during the season because of a fluid-filled particle in his left eye.

So when the Royals offered players the chance to remain in Kansas City for a training camp at Kauffman Stadium after the conclusion of the 2020 season, Peréz was eager for the extra work, according to a source with knowledge of the thinking. In fact, 24 of the players on the Royals’ 40-man roster said they wanted to participate, general manager Dayton Moore said.

But two memos from the Players Association, both of which were obtained by The Athletic, said the union was unwilling to grant consent for a camp that would run counter to the sport’s collective bargaining agreement. The decision left Moore seething that players who want to continue honing their craft by working directly with their organization will not get that chance…..

Moore said he heard from agents the union would allow the Royals to hold their camp for 40-man players if they continued paying them full salaries rather then proceed with a plan to house them at hotels, feed them at the ballpark and pay them $50 per day in meal money as well. Neither of the union’s memos to agents mentioned the PA changing its position if players received full salaries.

The first memo, sent to agents of players on the Royals’ 40-man roster in mid-September, said the team could not conduct a camp after the season without the union’s consent. The second memo, sent to all agents on Tuesday night, said the union had informed the commissioner’s office it would not grant permission for clubs to include 40-man players in such camps.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 24, 2020 at 08:55 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Arizona Sports: D-backs owner Ken Kendrick: MLB has it wrong on revenue sharing

“Why is it that we are the only sport that doesn’t have revenue sharing? All of the other major sports have revenue sharing….....What would be happening right now — think about it — if this situation would have evolved and we had been in a revenue-sharing model? We would be acting as partners to get back together and get back on the field. The very lack of a revenue-sharing model puts us in an adversarial position when we really ought to be partners and advancing the game and building the revenues because all would win in those circumstances…...Our (players) union leadership takes the position that’s a non-starter,” Kendrick added. “We wouldn’t even be in a discussion right now if we had revenue sharing. It’s sad.”

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Jack Sommers Posted: June 10, 2020 at 10:18 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: 2020 season, cba, mlb, mlbpa, revenue sharing

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

MLB owners sending latest plan to MLBPA that includes sliding pay scale for players

The plan, three persons with knowledge of the proposal told USA TODAY Sports, does not include the same 50-50 revenue-sharing split the owners agreed on two weeks ago that was never submitted to the union. The three people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak publicly due to ongoing negotiations.

The proposal instead includes a sliding scale of compensation, with players earning the most taking the biggest cuts and those earning the least receiving most of their guaranteed salaries.

It remains uncertain how much money the players will be yielding in this proposal, based on no fans in attendance for an 82-game season, after already agreeing to be paid on a pro-rated basis, reducing their pay by almost 50%.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 26, 2020 at 07:28 PM | 93 comment(s)
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Sunday, May 17, 2020

AP: MLB Projects $640k Per Game Loss With No Fans

The New York Yankees alone would have $312 million in local losses when calculating their earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. New York’s figure includes about $100 million toward the bonds that financed new Yankee Stadium, money that already has been paid for 2020.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were at $232 million in local losses, followed by the New York Mets at $214 million, Chicago Cubs at $199 million and Boston Red Sox at $188 million.

Detroit would have the lowest negative EBIDTA — an accounting measure used to assess profitability — at $84 million, with Baltimore at $90 million, and Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay at $91 million each. Figures exclude distributions from the central office, which projects to collect $1.34 billion in media revenue.

The figures were calculated by MLB and its clubs, and the frequently skeptical union already has requested a slew of documents from MLB.

MLB said 2019 revenue was 39% local gate and other in-park sources, followed by 25% central revenue, 22% local media, 11% sponsorship and 4% other.

Lowry Seasoning Salt Posted: May 17, 2020 at 05:14 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, mlb, mlbpa

Monday, May 11, 2020

JMLB 2020 season threatened by compensation, DH rule possible

Joel Sherman’s take.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 11, 2020 at 09:28 AM | 64 comment(s)
  Beats: 2020 season, mlbpa

Will issue of players’ salaries cancel MLB season? | Newsday

As for the debate over a revised salary structure, the genesis of that can be found in the March 26 agreement struck between MLB and the Players Association, which granted a full year’s credit of service time — even if the season is canceled — and a $170 million advance on salaries through the end of May. The latter was critical because of the fact that players’ contracts were suspended once President Trump declared a national emergency.

The agreement also called for players to be paid on a prorated basis depending on the number of games played once the season did resume. Given that MLB’s current proposal calls for roughly 81 games, for example, that would mean a player signed to a $10 million deal for this season would earn $5 million.

At issue, however, is the accompanying clause that states: “The office of the commissioner and players association will discuss in good faith the economic feasibility of playing games in the absence of spectators or at appropriate substitute neutral sites.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 11, 2020 at 09:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: 2020 season, mlbpa

 

 

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