After ending a 99-day lockout with the agreement of a new collective bargaining agreement between owners and players, Major League Baseball kicked off its 2022 season at the end of March. In its preview of the season, the New York Times quoted Professor Michael LeRoy, a sports and labor law expert, on how the new agreement may affect the game moving forward.
Baseball is “still a sport that is going to suffer from an acute inequality of spending on quality players,” LeRoy told author James Wagner. "I think the financials, management can live with this. And they also have enough freedom to allow the Dodgers and the Yankees and whoever else wants to go out and really compete in the free-agency market to do it and pay the tax. So I think it’s more of the same just with a higher threshold."
Read the full article on the New York Times website.