MLBTR Video: Teams Set The Salary For Young MLB Stars By Tim Dierkes | March 9, 2020 at 11:11am CDT Why will young MLB stars like Juan Soto and Jack Flaherty barely make more than the league minimum salary in 2020? MLBTR’s Jeff Todd explains contract renewals for pre-arbitration players in today’s video:
Service time manipulation and team salary control over players going out six years are the top issues in the new CBA being negotiated for 2022.. The owners know the players will strike over these issues and their slowly realizing the days of Aaron Judge for $600k a year are over..
Which is ridiculous, because Aaron Judge is still willingly playing in the MLB for $600k. Can you imagine if these owners applied this free agent size contracts towards our education system, public health safety, or healthcare?! Not to mention the fans (ticket sales)..
Don’t you realize that if they pay a 21-year-old stars top bucks that it will hurt the smaller market teams, as they won’t even be able to keep young great players, let alone mature ones?
Is there any place to go to obtain the salaries of pre-arb players? I know teams eventually release that info, but right now except for a few that have leaked out, even Cot’s doesn’t have it.
The players already get 50% of all baseball cash. And the soft salary cap is based on that I imagine. Then how do they all start making tens of millions?
I loved the ‘explainer’ aspect of this video.
I can see during the next CBA the players are either going to ask for shorter team control higher salaries for pre arb players and of course the topic of service time, which is probably going to be the top priority amongst players. Even the ones that do not have to worry about it anymore are still going to fight for it. I honestly do not even know where to begin when it comes to any of this. The only thing I can think of is if the players and owners can come to an agreement on the service time issues then everything else will fall into place but I just don’t know what might be the best route. Maybe they can do something like the NBA and NFL and afternoon say 4 years all players become restricted free agents and can seek the best offer available and say a player plays for the cardinals and once he becomes a restricted free agent the Tigers come in an make the best offer of 5 years 100 million to that player the cardinals can either choose to match that offer the tigers made or they can let him go and he can sign that contract with the tigers. I think something along those lines will be something the players would go for is having the option of being a restricted free agent or not. That way the original team the player is on can choose to control that player for a longer period of time but the player can start maximizing his earnings quicker.
So the teams get less control and the players get more money. Doubt that works out.