It’s kind of insane that there isn’t one already. When contracts became these massive albatrosses, and you’re completely beholden to them regardless of what the player does - it’s insane there’s no safe guards.Is it time for a zero tolerance policy? That would really raise the stakes for these guys.
Good. These shithead hundred millionaires don’t deserve respect when they fuck up like this. They have every avenue in the world to not be a dumbass and so often fail.
There should be something where any money the team saves from guys on guaranteed deals being suspended is redistributed to the pre-arb players on the team.The MLBPA isn't going to give back guaranteed contracts with how the owners are winning elsewhere in the CBA.
Yeah, it’s complicated and probably impossible, I am just in favor of anything that better links performance and pay.Why should a team, already penalized by having a suspended player taken off the roster, be required to artificially raise the baseline for pre-arb players? Why restrict a team’s ability to use the ”savings” from a suspended player to obtain a replacement?
It's certainly a gamble. It's annoying seeing fans and media chirp when teams are reluctant to give fan favorite players these contracts because it's not just about being cheap.If teams are worried about being on a hook for over a decade to a player who uses PEDs, then they shouldn't be handing out 13-year contracts to 22-year-olds. The punishment for a positive test has already been collectively bargained and everyone knew that going into the deal.
You have to get extraordinarily lucky to have a positive outcome on a contract that long. A player could get busted for PEDs, suffer an injury, or just stop performing at the expected level. On the management side, finances can change, CBAs will change, and players in the pipeline change.