MLB and MLBPA are advancing in new negotiations
The Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association (MLBPA) met for the second day in a row on Tuesday, with the league making a big move in hopes of paving the way for a deal.
One day after the MLBPA rejected a league plan that included substantial pay rises for players with more than two years of service – a plan that included the best players earning the highest returns on a performance-based bonus – the MLB framework came back with a proposal. Initially presented by MLBPA, according to a source.
The league has proposed a centrally funded bonus fund, which has yet to qualify for a pay tribunal that will award up to four times their salary to the best players in terms of awards and performance. That, coupled with the increase in the league’s minimum salary, will give young players a higher reward before their refereeing qualification.
According to sources, the plan would see last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burns’ salary rise from $ 608,000 to $ 2.34 million, while NL MVP voter Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came in second. US $ 635,400 to US $ 1,843 million. Other players before the jury, including Austin Riley, Jonathan India (NL Rookie of the Year) and Cuban Randy Arosarena (AL Rookie of the Year), have had their salaries increased by 200%.
On Monday, the MLBPA withdrew its plan to change the six-year service eligibility for a free agency, marking a turning point in the negotiations. The MLB’s proposal on Tuesday marks a step forward in paving the way for a deal.
The MLB’s proposal includes an increase in minimum wages, access to early-betting bonuses and an increase in competitive reserve tax. The league’s proposal is designed to increase a player’s chances of receiving full-year service in his first season. Under the plan, players will receive a minimum of $ 258,500 in their first three years of service, which represents a 15% increase over the current figure.
The teams will also receive a draft selection if the best candidates have full-year service in their new seasons.
MLB offered to eliminate draft compensation for free agents; An organization that has been in practice since 1976.
The extended post-season program will raise players’ playoff earnings to $ 20 million, with 60% of first-round earnings going to them. The lottery to select the first three places in the draft will encourage teams not to deliberately lose out in order to benefit their draft space. Also, a group cannot choose the lottery for up to three consecutive years.
MLB has also dropped its plan to eliminate Super Two, another plan, a third plan to change the scheme of paying referee-eligible players and the pension scheme through a formula. Under the MLB’s proposal, the current official body would be.