Thursday, November 16, 2017

Players' Union Throws Monkey Wrench Into Ohtani Deal

The Major League Baseball Players Association—the players' union to the rest of us—is throwing up a significant roadblock to any resolution of the posting process between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball. The upshot of the obstruction is that two-way mega-star Shohei Ohtani probably won't be coming to America in 2018. Previously, MLB had projected a resolution of the process by early December. Wrong, Jimmy Hoffa Breath! The union is challenging the "future" terms of the proposed agreement—something they should have done a long time ago during negotiations for the overall Collective Bargaining Agreement. But, unions will be unions—even ones with "rank-and-file members" who could buy and sell small countries several times over.