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12-21-2012, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by aj8000 View Post
It has nothing to do with how much the players have moved. This is not a normal union business relationship. The owners have the CBA in mind they want with a small margin of change to those terms. This negotiation was going to result in the players giving up everything to meet the criteria set out by the owners.

The only thing the owners gave up was the make whole provision. The players have now maxed that amount and the deal will not get any better ( it may even start to drop)

Going forward, the players are going to give up thousands of dollars to get back a few hundred. Not smart bargaining

And I am using the term "negotiation" etc for convenience. Like it or not the owners are dictating the terms of the CBA, and the players are not smart enough to realize that they should have taken the deal back when they had the 82 game schedule available to them.
Based on this argument the players should have taken the first club over the head from the league and said "Thank you". "Please feel free to lock us out any time you want more from us". "If there is anything else we can do to help you chop our compensation by all means just ask".

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