Andy wrote:For people who are purported to be so smart, it's incomprehensible that MLB owners don't realize the damage they're doing to their sport.
I saw this pointed out on Twitter and didn’t realize it. The majority of the league, 70%+, makes under $5 mil. This new proposal comes close to the ~50% pro-rated plan for guys in that group and they might actually have won some of those players over with this. Or at least have that group, which is a majority, thinking they’re close. The guys making $2 mil or less are especially close to the pro-rated amount. So maybe this was smart and they have a good chunk of player support or players thinking they’re in the ballpark. The owners will always win the public sentiment too if it’s the $20+ mil player saying they want more and the guys making less are cool with the idea. They’re also potentially dividing the players on this if the majority or a lot of the $5 mil or less players are good to go and the $10+ mil guys, which are a minority, are pushing back.