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    Manliness Personified HumnHilghtFreel's Avatar
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    Random question about contraction

    If MLB contracted a team, what would happen to the players' contracts? Would they be instantly nullified, or would the owner of the team or even Major League Baseball be obligated to pay out the reaminder?

    I'm sure there's something like this written into the CBA or even in the contracts, but maybe not. It's just late and I got to thinking... lol

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    Re: Random question about contraction

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    If MLB contracted a team, what would happen to the players' contracts? Would they be instantly nullified, or would the owner of the team or even Major League Baseball be obligated to pay out the reaminder?

    I'm sure there's something like this written into the CBA or even in the contracts, but maybe not. It's just late and I got to thinking... lol
    From an FAQ on Infoplease.com:

    How will the players be distributed?

    Players currently on the contracted teams' rosters will be dispersed through a draft. Although details of the draft have not been revealed, it is expected to be much like baseball's annual amateur draft, with teams selecting in reverse order of finish. Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh both finished a league-worst 62100 in 2001.

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    Re: Random question about contraction

    I seriously doubt if you will any time soon if ever see a team eliminated. The players union will not allow the DH to be abolished because it will eliminate a job for one of their members. So no way will the players union go along with eliminating a whole team and the 25 union members that are employed.
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Re: Random question about contraction

    That whole contraction thing was just baseball trying to muscle the players. I'm not saying it was wrong, just a negotiation tactic. Of couse, many of baseballs problems could be solved by simply contracting the Yankees.
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    Re: Random question about contraction

    According to the new CBA there will be no contraction during the term of the agreement.
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    Re: Random question about contraction

    I dont think contraction will happen. There are other markets out there such as Portland that would love to have a baseball team.

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    Re: Random question about contraction

    While 30 teams is too many I doubt it will happen, sadly.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Random question about contraction

    I realize contraction probably won't be happening anytime soon(especially with what Chip mentioned), I was just sittin up at night and got to thinking, so this was just more of a hypothetical what if type of thing.

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    Re: Random question about contraction

    Didn't the current CBA give the owners the right to contract under certain conditions, or was that thr previous CBA?
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Random question about contraction

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Didn't the current CBA give the owners the right to contract under certain conditions, or was that thr previous CBA?

    The last one.
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