Thanks for covering the business side of baseball. Say, can you send me a copy of the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement?
My replies are all the same:
I wish I could, but it hasn’t been published yet.
Yes, in October of last year, MLB and the MLBPA struck a new labor agreement, much to the surprise of many. Everyone applauded the sides for reaching labor peace (again), and with that, there has been much said about how the new agreement works to address matters such as revenue sharing.
That was 6 months ago, and the public still hasn’t been able to get their hands on it. An email to the MLBPA came back with, “I believe it’s still being proofed.”
So, we wait… and wait… and wait. Must be some serious proofing to take 6 months, but what do I know? The NFL had their amended CBA online months ago.