Welcome to FanPost Friday at MLB Daily Dish. Each Friday we’ll offer you up a prompt to gush about on our FanPost section, for better or for worse. If we really love your argument, we’ll make sure your post sees the front page of our site. Here’s this week’s prompt:
This could open with a million and one jokes about a cold stove, but when we really boil it down (fine, there’s your stove pun) this offseason is showing the entire baseball world just what a huge divide there is between players and team owners.
The MLB Player’s Association will be holding a spring training specifically for unsigned players to showcase their baseball ability and get ready to (hopefully) play in the upcoming season, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. There is a slight hitch in the plan though: some of the most notable free agents won’t be there. Scott Boras’ clients (the likes of Eric Hosmer and J.D. Martinez, among other huge names) are RVSPing “No”, to the shindig. Instead, they’ll be having their own little Boras Training Camp where they’ll work out together and weave commemorative friendship bracelets. Refusing to leave the cool kids table in the cafeteria doesn’t exactly promote a feeling of free agent unity and help MLBPA’s cause, stripping the players of some of their most important leverage. But while
The Plastics Boras Co. won’t be around, some recognizable names attending camp include reliever Tyler Clippard and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, That brings us to this week’s question:
What do you make of MLBPA’s spring training camp? Will it accomplish anything in way of contracts or just fizzle out? Will it help players in the long run by making a statement?
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