In efforts to avoid what didn’t happen in 1994, as well as avoiding the path the NBA took, MLB and the MLB Players Association took the bull by the horns to avoid letting the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expire on December 11, 2011.
And that hard work has paid off, as MLB has a new (CBA) that lasts through 2016. This translates into nonstop play for the next 5 seasons, which makes it the longest agreement deal in history.
So, what changes in the new CBA would the everyday baseball fan want to know?
After reading about the new CBA, here are 9 points that a typical baseball fan might want to take note of:
- MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement includes a sexual orientation clause (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
- MLB Announces New Collective Bargaining Agreement (tracking.si.com)
- MLB’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement (fenwaywest.com)
- New Major League Baseball Collective Bargaining Agreement could be finalized early next week (fanup.wordpress.com)
- New Major League Baseball Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached (tracking.si.com)
- Rethinking the Draft: Ideas for the Next MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement (minorleagueball.com)
- MLB Has New Collective Bargaining Agreement- Brewers’ Ryan Braun Named NL MVP (foxnews.com)