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10-26-2012, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hatterson View Post
If you truly believed that the players had no leverage the owners would offer them, take it or leave it, 25% of HRR, no free agency, no guaranteed contracts, etc. take it or leave it call us when you're ready to sign.

Instead the owners recognize that in order to make any money, in order to run any teams, they need players.

I certainly think it's true that owners have more leverage than players, but the players are far from powerless.
The deal on the table is analogous or better than the deals in the NFL and NBA. The players would like to see a MLB deal. Guess which end of the spectrum the final deal will fall on?

That's leverage at work.

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