"If you have teams that aren't interested in competing, while also acknowledging that 26-plus of the teams are million or greater under the threshold, it's a difficult argument to make that threshold is what's causing it."If, as MLBPA chief Tony Clark believes, as many as one-third of teams aren't trying to win this season, would the union consider pushing for a "payroll floor" in the next round of CBA negotiations?
In 2013, the Sox completely re-worked a deal with Mike Napoli after the physical revealed a hip condition. That's my goal, and that's the vision I have for myself." He isn't worried how the stacked OF competition will shake out.
"I've just got to make it look a little easier from here on out.
Ohtani had trouble commanding his fastball and buried several breaking balls in the dirt.
He'll have plenty of time to work out his issues over the next few weeks in Arizona.