Monday, March 18, 2024

MLB baseball players took steps to try replace the union's deputy executive director tonight


The move by players came amid an offseason that has seen a billion-dollar decrease in spending by major league teams and the extended free agency of World Series standout Jordan Montgomery and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell


More than one-third of the $2.9 billion in free-agent spending this winter went to two players: a record $700 million for Shohei Ohtani -- $680 million of which is deferred for a decade -- and $325 million for Yoshinobu Yamamoto, both with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two historic financial behemoths, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, committed less than $50 million to free agents. Eight teams -- the Oakland, Baltimore, Washington, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Miami, Cleveland and Colorado -- guaranteed less than $15 million.