The baseball players union is more than curious about why certain teams, such as the Rays, aren't spending more money.
So the union filed a grievance to Major League Baseball against four teams the A's, Marlins, Pirates and Rays claiming they have failed to comply with rules of how they spend their revenue sharing money, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.
Teams are required to spend their revenue-sharing money to improve the on-field product, according to terms of the collective bargaining agreement, though not necessarily on their major-league payroll.
The Rays are considered one of the biggest revenue-sharing recipients, getting what is believed to be about $45 million a year.
MLB responded with a statement to the Times: "We have received the grievance and believe it has no merit."
Union spokesman Chris Dahl confirmed this morning that a grievance had been filed Friday but offered no other details.
The complaint covers the 2017 season and the current offseason.
MLBPA Files Grievance Against 4 Teams
Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:15 AM
Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:22 AM
More reason for a salary cap/floor. Lets say the luxury tax threshold is the cap and leave the rules the same on the top. A team that fails to spend a reasonable amount on payroll would lose their revenue sharing that season. Put that amount at $75MM, maybe and the players should be OK with it.
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