For some time now, I’ve been meaning to post a little analysis on baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement. I dragged my feet, and Justin went and posted some great thoughts.
I agree with everything Justin says, essentially. He didn’t really mention the ridiculous new rules governing international scouting, but that was yet another terrible aspect of the new CBA. Under the new system, the Reds wouldn’t have been able to sign Aroldis Chapman, I dare say.
All in all, the new agreement is just awful for small market clubs like the Reds.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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