Originally Posted by arctic_rogue
That is pretty bad thing to say. If the players determine that their current pay is more important than the benefits provided to them, then good for them. As much as you criticize Fehr, look what happened in baseball after he led the players strike - NO MORE WORK STOPPAGES!
He also created something worse than missing a season (in my mind anyway) and partial season with NO WORLD SERIES!!!
Anyone who follows baseball knows that is not a perfect league system, and if it wasn't for the steroids issue there would have been work stopages...they just about destroyed their fan base and have been working hard since to recover it. They had no option but to keep playing. If the Yankees do as they are rumoured to be doing (not spend, spend, spend) the small market teams are screwed!!! Their luxury tax (Yankees) subsidizes MANY teams. I'm not saying that Fehr isn't effective, quite the contrary. But as Ray Ferraro said "I hope they knew exactly what they were getting when they brought in Fehr"
They are not bring up decertification because of Hamerlik and Neiverth, they are bringing it up now because that is exactly what the NFL and NBA did, and really it is the only way to have any power in these negotiations. Lets hope more gets done this week than last!! *crosses-fingers*
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