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MLB, MLBPA reach deal with Cuban Federation.

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by soxhop411, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    https://translate.googleusercontent...700242&usg=ALkJrhjHI6Z9KnL7ahzfMictINGrVEJHyQ

    This seems kind of strange given it would violate the embargo I think? Since teams would technically be funding the Cuban government when they get a portion of the contract?
     
    #1 soxhop411, Dec 18, 2018
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  2. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-announces-deal-with-cuban-federation/c-302036110
     
  3. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    Good for Cuban baseball players and fans of Major League Baseball who will get to see more top tier talent in their prime.

    Bad deal for America’s central and South American allies, as it enriches a repressive regime and regional troublemaker.

    The MLBPA also should have held out on this deal unless the owners committed to an irrevocable near term timetable for expansion. With the open door to Cuba and increased flow from Japan and Korea, there is a surplus of major league talent available. And with payrolls having decreased last season in aggregate and continued ability to pay sub- poverty level wages for minor leaguers, it is clear that supply already exceeds demand. Plenty to stock two competitive teams immediately.
     
    #3 Plympton91, Dec 19, 2018
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  4. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    I’m surprised this isn’t generating more discussion.

    It seems like a big f’ing deal!

    Or have most of this generation of Cuban superstars defected already?
     

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