I haven't had a great deal of time to devote much attention to a lot of sports topics lately, but I am aware that MLB quietly came to an agreement on a new CBA earlier this week. There are some changes in the CBA that will alter the financial climate of the sport.
Finally, after all these years, there will be financial restrictions on those juggernaut teams that like to throw money around and unfairly shift the balance of power in their favor.
Yes, from now on, teams like the Yankees and Red Sox will be limited by a sala............oh wait. That will never happen.
Nope, instead, under the new agreement, small market teams like the Pirates, Rays and Royals, those money tycoons that they are, will not be allowed to pay over slot for their draft picks, not if they don't want to be severely penalized for their actions.
Starting next season, a club that spends 5% over slot on a draft will be taxed 75%. That will show those small market teams they can't just shoot their dollars around like missiles.
Teams like the Yankees and Red Sox need to be able to compete with those baseball giants.
Thank you, baseball. Thank you, Bud Selig. You guys have done us all a great service. Yes, indeed.
Can the NFL extend the season to 52 weeks? That would be great.