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12-17-2012, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by CharaTriedToEatMe View Post
There would have to be an agreement between teams to only sign the players they previously had under contract.

Given the cohesive nature of the owners currently I believe they would keep this agreement.
This would be an antitrust violation. Essentially, the union's move would prevent the teams from having any agreements, written or otherwise, on the way labor is contracted. Each team would be free to spend as much or as little money as it wanted, and to offer any contract terms it wished. Toronto would have a $200M payroll and every 23 year old superstar signed to a 12 year contract. It would be the same labor model as baseball, without a luxury tax to somewhat keep the disparity between small markets and large markets in check.

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