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Orenda
02-22-2011, 11:55 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2011/news/story?id=6124272

So to waste time I wondered about what would happen if a player in a right to work state (Rays, Rangers, Astros, Marlins, Braves) wanted to get out of the player's union. I know the supreme court ruled that the nfl teams were seperate entities, but I was under the impression that MLB operated as one entity.

Mods if this crosses the line feel free to delete, Im not trying to start a debate just curious if it could even be done.

westofyou
02-22-2011, 12:42 PM
Players don't have to be in the union to play MLB

Rick Reed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Reed_(pitcher))wasn't in the union, of course they wouldn't let him in for crossing the picket line, but he won 16 games for the Mets in 98 and didn't pay a union due.

Hoosier Red
02-22-2011, 12:53 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2011/news/story?id=6124272

So to waste time I wondered about what would happen if a player in a right to work state (Rays, Rangers, Astros, Marlins, Braves) wanted to get out of the player's union. I know the supreme court ruled that the nfl teams were seperate entities, but I was under the impression that MLB operated as one entity.

Mods if this crosses the line feel free to delete, Im not trying to start a debate just curious if it could even be done.

I'm not sure they're obligated to join the union at all. Didn't Barry Bonds have a deal outside of the player's union a few years back?

Redsfan320
02-22-2011, 02:05 PM
I'm not sure they're obligated to join the union at all. Didn't Barry Bonds have a deal outside of the player's union a few years back?

Yeah, he wasn't allowed to be in any of the video games because of it.

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REDREAD
02-22-2011, 03:53 PM
Players don't have to be in the union to play MLB

Rick Reed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Reed_(pitcher))wasn't in the union, of course they wouldn't let him in for crossing the picket line, but he won 16 games for the Mets in 98 and didn't pay a union due.

Reed is a special case though, as he was brought in as a replacement player during the work stoppage. Part of the labor settlement was that the owners were allowed to keep the replacement players that they wanted to.

Let's say hypothetically that Alonso makes the opening day roster. I don't know if he has a choice on whether to join the union or not.

Bonds had a seperate merchanising deal outside of the union, but I think he was still in the union. Not 100% sure on that, but that's how I remember it.

1990REDS
02-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Reed is a special case though, as he was brought in as a replacement player during the work stoppage. Part of the labor settlement was that the owners were allowed to keep the replacement players that they wanted to.

Let's say hypothetically that Alonso makes the opening day roster. I don't know if he has a choice on whether to join the union or not.

Bonds had a seperate merchanising deal outside of the union, but I think he was still in the union. Not 100% sure on that, but that's how I remember it.

You are correct. Its the same thing that Jordan had with the NBA players association.


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