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New CBA

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Starting a new thread for news and discussion about the new CBA. Nothing has been officially announced as some aspects are still getting ironed out:

  • New luxury tax thresholds: tax will be assessed for teams with payrolls exceeding $195 million in 2017, up from $189 million this year, increase to $197 million in 2018; $206 million in 2019; $208 million in 2020 and $210 million in 2021. Rates start at 20% for first-time offenders, 30% for second offenders and 50% for third-time offenders.. There also will be a surtax of 12% for teams $20 to $40 million over the luxury tax threshold, and as much as a 90% tax for teams that are more than $40 million more than the threshold. 
  • Teams that go $40MM over the luxury tax line will see their top draft pick fall by ten spots.
  • A cap of $4.75 million per team on annual international bonus spending. No word yet if teams can trade pools to other teams. Cap amount will likely creep up over the course of the length of the CBA.
  • Teams will no longer forfeit a first-round draft pick when signing free agents. If a team is under the luxury tax, it would lose a third-round draft pick when signing a player who rejects the qualifying offer. If a team is over the tax, it would lose a second- and fifth-round pick and $1 million in international bonus money.
  • Teams that lose a free agent with a qualifying offer will receive a pick, only if the player receives a contract worth at least $50 million. The pick the team receives will depend on its market size. 
  • A player can only offered a qualifying offer once during their careers.
  • Regular season will start five days earlier, with five extra days off included in the season. Schedules will include more day games on "getaway days" to accommodate players with long flights.
  • Players will get an undisclosed raise in the ML minimum salary and increases to the per diam.
  • The All-Star Game will no longer factor into home field advantage in the World Series. The team with the better regular season record will get home field advantage.
  • The minimum disabled list stay drops from 15 days to 10 days.
  • Changes to the Joint Drug Agreement: players will no longer accrue service time while serving a drug suspension. Testing for HGH. More changes likely that have yet to be announced.
  • Regular season games will be played outside of the US/Canada, perhaps as soon as 2018. London and Mexico City likely targets.
  • MLB players banned from using smokeless tobacco (existing MLB players grandfathered in).

Not changing:

  • No international draft.
  • No change to 25-man roster. No change to September call-up rules.
  • Players that get traded during the season still cannot be offered a qualifying offer.

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So they want to take home games away from fans, just so they can play games in cities like London and Mexico. And the All-Star Game no longer an factor for home field advantage in the World Series? So what's the point in All-Star game now?

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1 hour ago, K26dp said:

Starting a new thread for news and discussion about the new CBA. Nothing has been officially announced as some aspects are still getting ironed out:

  • New luxury tax thresholds: tax will be assessed for teams with payrolls exceeding $195 million in 2017, up from $189 million this year, increase to $197 million in 2018; $206 million in 2019; $208 million in 2020 and $210 million in 2021. Rates start at 20% for first-time offenders, 30% for second offenders and 50% for third-time offenders.. There also will be a surtax of 12% for teams $20 to $40 million over the luxury tax threshold, and as much as a 90% tax for teams that are more than $40 million more than the threshold. 
  • Teams that go $40MM over the luxury tax line will see their top draft pick fall by ten spots.
  • A cap of $4.75 million per team on annual international bonus spending. No word yet if teams can trade pools to other teams. Cap amount will likely creep up over the course of the length of the CBA.
  • Teams will no longer forfeit a first-round draft pick when signing free agents. If a team is under the luxury tax, it would lose a third-round draft pick when signing a player who rejects the qualifying offer. If a team is over the tax, it would lose a second- and fifth-round pick and $1 million in international bonus money.
  • Teams that lose a free agent with a qualifying offer will receive a pick, only if the player receives a contract worth at least $50 million. The pick the team receives will depend on its market size. 
  • A player can only offered a qualifying offer once during their careers.
  • Regular season will start five days earlier, with five extra days off included in the season. Schedules will include more day games on "getaway days" to accommodate players with long flights.
  • Players will get an undisclosed raise in the ML minimum salary and increases to the per diam.
  • The All-Star Game will no longer factor into home field advantage in the World Series. The team with the better regular season record will get home field advantage.
  • The minimum disabled list stay drops from 15 days to 10 days.
  • Changes to the Joint Drug Agreement: players will no longer accrue service time while serving a drug suspension. Testing for HGH. More changes likely that have yet to be announced.
  • Regular season games will be played outside of the US/Canada, perhaps as soon as 2015. London and Mexico City likely targets.
  • MLB players banned from using smokeless tobacco (existing MLB players grandfathered in).

Not changing:

  • No international draft.
  • No change to 25-man roster. No change to September call-up rules.
  • Players that get traded during the season still cannot be offered a qualifying offer.

I love that they did away with the ASG deciding HFA. That was the stupidest thing ever!! Thanks Bud Selig for that. Like the earlier start to the season with extra days off and like the more day games on travel days. Don't understand the need to shorten a DL stint from 15 days to 10 days but that benefits both players and teams.

Oh, and are we going back in time? 2015?

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43 minutes ago, Nereek said:

So they want to take home games away from fans, just so they can play games in cities like London and Mexico. And the All-Star Game no longer an factor for home field advantage in the World Series? So what's the point in All-Star game now?

The same point that there was for the ASG from the time it was created until Selig put in that stupid rule.

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1 hour ago, Nereek said:

So they want to take home games away from fans, just so they can play games in cities like London and Mexico. And the All-Star Game no longer an factor for home field advantage in the World Series? So what's the point in All-Star game now?

It's nothing new to play outside of North America. They had the season opener in Japan for a few years. Three games in Mexico in 96 and one in 1999. They played in Australia in 2014.

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More details about the international spending cap:

  • Teams can trade up to 100% of their international bonus allotments. Teams can boost their spending by adding up to 75% of their initial spending capacity by trading for those allotments from other teams.
  • The amount of spending varies by market. Large market teams will have smaller allotments. 

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That salary only kicks in if you get called up for at least one day or it's your second year on the 40-man.

Standard minor league salaries are still super low.

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2 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Pitchers coming off TJ will now be able to rehab for 60 days in the minors. Previous limit had been 30 for all injuries. 

This is a great change. 

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9 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Pitchers coming off TJ will now be able to rehab for 60 days in the minors. Previous limit had been 30 for all injuries. 

That's a wonderful change.

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Rookie hazing rules were created. Rookies can no longer be dressed as women or anything else that could be offensive to ones gender, sex or orientation. Apparently a number of players complained about the tradition. 

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On 12/12/2016 at 10:42 PM, Unkn0wn said:

Rookie hazing rules were created. Rookies can no longer be dressed as women or anything else that could be offensive to ones gender, sex or orientation. Apparently a number of players complained about the tradition. 

Everybody is offended these days. 

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