The MLBPA leveled a serious charge, suggesting that Bud Selig is trying to hold down Alex Rodriguez’s price. Apparently all the GMs gathered and publicly spoke about their offseason plans and available players. This information sharing inhibits free market economics, in the opinion of the MLBPA. The union did not specifically refer to A-Rod, but a source of the AP indicated he was implied.
The commissioner’s guy, Rob Manfred, basically said the union’s suggestion was absurd. But Rob – if A-Rod signs for one year, $5MM, we’re on to you guys. We’ll be watching.