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Thread: MLB minimum salary to increase $11,000 in 2K6

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    Re: MLB minimum salary to increase $11,000 in 2K6

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
    The owners, although eventually it would have gotten out of hand anyways, have nobody to blame but themselves. I mean the old time owners who from 1940ish through 1968-69...NEVER raised the Minimum salary for players.

    It was always around $10-12K for nearly 30 years.

    What goes around...came around veru badly for the owners.
    Excellent point. By forcing the union to go hard-line over every little thing in the 1960s and 1970s, the MLBPA was a juggernaut by the time the money exploded and it was time to fight over the big things.
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    Re: MLB minimum salary to increase $11,000 in 2K6

    There is nothing wrong with this. Most of the guys on MLB minimum are rookies or career journeymen. Professional atheletes have a short term career. OK you could reduce the minimum and have them take some sort of education period whilst they play, but what if they are cut after one season, do they still attend the education put on by the previous club. If they don't get a new club do they still get to attend the education sessions. What if they get put down to the minor leagues. Could you imagine the outcry if Dunn had to sit out a game because he had "finals" to take. If the MLB minimum didn't exist you'd go back to the days where major leaguers who didn't get the big money once their playing days were over became hobos riding the rails.

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    Re: MLB minimum salary to increase $11,000 in 2K6

    It was always around $10-12K for nearly 30 years.
    6k from 47-57 and then up to 7 until the late 60's


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