Found November 23, 2011 on Indians Baseball Insider:
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Bud Selig and Michael Weiner(Photo: AP)Major League Baseball and the Player’s Union unveiled a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) yesterday which will maintain labor peace for at least another five years. When this new agreement expires in 2016 there will have been 21 consecutive years of labor peace in the sport, which is something to be proud of when you consider some of the labor wars that have resulted in other sports in the past few years.The new CBA brings a lot of good to the game as it will now include an additional wild card for each league – something which helps the Indians – and also adds or changes much needed things like the use of more replay for fair/foul and trapped ball calls, free agent compensation, minimum salary requirements, and more.But the big changes were to the draft and international market; two things which will drastically affect how every team operates in both areas going forward, especially the Indians. Here are some random thoughts on those ch...
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