MLB has an insatiable appetite for a young crop of uninformed and naïve Latino talent. And it will not be satisfied until it has thoroughly strip-mined every last iota of talent, as cheaply as it possibly can. And that includes Cuba.
Although MLB’s owners overwhemingly just extended Bud Selig’s contract as commissioner, they will feel the pinch when it comes to a notable change in the new CBA and its revised Debt Service Rules.
Most shocking, perhaps, to those who have followed and have lived through the steroid era in MLB, has been the MLBPA’s seemingly caving in to HGH testing; especially with the speciousness of the current state of HGH testing capabilities. Its accuracy and protocol is still being challenged amongst the science community to date.
Most MLB fans probably are not aware of the issues which will require bargaining. Particularly frustrating to fans is that they have had but a bellyful of the machinations that encompass the billionaire-millionaire kabuki dances, that professional sports leagues shamelessly perform for their fans, allowing for the rich getting richer.
MLB cannot exist in a vacuum. And as its eventual failure as a dominant professional sports league has been coming on for the past couple of decades, without new leadership and a step back to examine its fate, it may very well continue to get nearer to the edge of the cliff.
Is team ownership based upon sound business acumen or subjective reasoning influenced by personal relationships of the MLB Comissioner’s? What is the criterion that the Commissioner of MLB uses in discerning who gets to stay and who goes with all things being equal?