Cardinals, Major League Baseball, Players Association discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
Brian runs at website covers the minor leagues when it's running n even when it's not running and also major league baseball with the Saint Louis Cardinals in. Bryant's another week another week in no baseball but still it. Looks like we've got some progress. At least you know. The negotiations going back and forth with the Players Association and Major League Baseball. What's been your initial take from what you've seen a what is transpired in the media. Well I think this last week orrock things are more encouraging and what reason I say that again. I was very disappointed that initially a now was the minute details of the money and the schedule all the words had been. Hey Health and safety and protocols are the first priority that got reversed and you know baseball released documents to the Players Association and there are a lot of questions about it. No doubt but the important thing is that the people who need to work through it the players now have it in their hands and the two of them can hopefully quietly negotiate the details so that there can be away for at least a majority of the major league baseball players to feel comfortable coming back there. There's no way that all we're going to feel that way. No matter how protocols are sick but I think that MLB I will say cocoon but they're taking some additional risk in this and the players are going to have side says something they wanna do but they gotta get past that so they can get to the discussion of money and they're that seems to be a little bit of a logger. Hit there in that year. The League wants to players to accept a revenue sharing proposal. The players said No. They don't do that because I said. Hey you know owners show me your books right. Let me look at your numbers. And you know if you're the union you know saying listening to the owner saying well trust me. I'll I'll pay you half the revenue not knowing how they're going to define revenue be skeptical and say Missouri. I'd say show me too so you know I could see where this is going and you just hope that the two sides you know work in earnest in the background because you know when they bring stuff out in the media we only see what they want us to see and so folks immediately get sympathetic to one side and they assess the way to the other side. This is extremely complicated. Complex negotiations that affect people's livelihoods are protesting arrives. And so I look at it as hey the the lessons in the news. Maybe the better these guys are working it out between ourselves because while the public has an opinion ultimately you know. We're not a full stakeholder in this other than how we get used by one side of the other to try to put pressure on the other side. The bottom line is though if testing is there and the players agreed to it And if they don't play and it becomes a situation over money I don't want to know what the the what it looks like when we get out of this Brian because if it comes down to money it that's just not gonna fly with the American public right now the attorney we didn't get a vote at the table. I can look at it from the owner's perspective. They're saying listen. We'RE GONNA lose money no matter what the only question is how much money we lose. Okay well if the owners are comfortable with losing their in a unique position in their industry that they can say we can take off a year. And we're going to be just fine. We're going to survive. You can do that but you know if push comes to shove and Major League Baseball Says Hey. The players are giving us if you're comfortable with. They can call the season just like the players can say. Listen we're not comfortable with the financial terms that you put on the table. It's not worth the risk to us for the money that we're getting paid and if we're GONNA players right to and they're not. I hope they're not going to make the decision based on what your fan thanks became. And that sounds insensitive. Maybe but the reality is the players you know in the owners are other stakeholders here not that. Far Away Major League baseball draft. And what will this draft look like in two twenty? Well we've talked in previous calls about the fact that the draft is going to be truncated both in terms of the length in terms of money. That's going to be spent and that has impact on High school players specifically. Who probably aren't going to get drafted at the kind of numbers. They haven't kind of percents as they have in the past. But in the case of college upperclassmen they get another year of duty so the fact that the draft is going to be five rounds this year rather than forty four zero rounds last year. You know isn't hurt. It's hurting me immediately. But you know ultimately pretty much. Everybody WHO's eligible? This year will be eligible next year as well. Now you will there be more competition next year of course but you know what I say you know. I'm disappointed in Major League baseball. If they decide only go five rounds they they. They came up with a proposal to go ten rounds but it was with reduced payments and the players association disagreed. So they said well we're GONNA go and five rounds At least the money that is allocated for those five rounds. Cardinals have seven picks in those five rats and they have close to eight million dollars to spend. So you know they're gonNA get some good talent number. Twenty one. Pick overall is their first pick in the slot. Die For that's over three million dollars so you know you can easily see you know another Zach Thompson type of player Get picked up by Carlson. Twenty first overall this year and they have to extra picks one is a competitive balance pick And another one is the compensation that they receive when Marcelo Zona a left as a free agent. So you know. The cardinals are going to pick up seven. You know young guys in this graph now. The question is would no minor league season likely ahead? You know these guys aren't going to get the play right away but you know they'll hopefully everybody'll be ready to roll again. When based Picks Twenty Minor League Baseball picks up and twenty twenty one? What's the strength of this draft? What are you hearing well as always the college pitching looks like what's will probably be left when the cardinals go and that's okay because they have in recent years as we know more focused on position players until two thousand nineteen and they sort of got out of balance as a system. So you know but everybody does. But I I've looked at probably twelve fifteen bucks and I don't think a single one has the cardinals picking the same player because but attorney get to the first pick. There's so many domino's that we'd have to fall in one false differently. The whole draft. Change it so. I don't know who the colonel's going to get in. I'm not gonNA invest a whole lot of time until I hear that name call But it will be called on on the tenth of June. We'll who the cardinals are going to have. What are the cardinals needs in the minor league system for a guy that covers this very closely? What do you think the needs are for the cardinals? Well as I said I. Think pitching Millennialism area that we haven't talked a lot about but in the cars are in good shape in the short term with Tommy Edmund backup. The starters are the team for a while and then admitted associate down in triple a but you know has been a disappointment young Benji Gil former major leaguer. His son Matteo is is down in short season ball shortstop he might have potential but the covers little bit thin in the Middle Infield. That's that you know. We definitely could see. The cardinals invest But allow depend on. You know who's available and how the cardinals board stacks up when that twenty-first comes around. How Are you hearing that teams are evaluating players? If they can't go out and watch him there's been no college season How Are you hearing? That teams are are looking at players to prepare for the for the upcoming draft. Well you know. The good news is that that seems don't start on next year's draft when last year's draft next know their scouting ahead of time All the players. The cardinals had a draft board for this year. I'm sure You know before the spring season but have begun. They knew if the graph was held that day the draft had been held on January first this year. They would have known who would wanted to take now. Did they lose out on being able to see more players Face to face in their final? You know this spring of course but every organization the same boat and they all have access to video And so I think the cardinals be just as prepared as any other organization for this draft with a better preparation. Sure with more picks you bet but I think You know I think everybody's pretty much on the stint level ground in terms of preparation for the draft I. I don't think it's going to hurt that much. The fifty man potential roster a major league baseball. I asked you last week. Who might be on that fifty men and well? Lo and behold Brian Walton. Comes up the next week. And he's got a mock fifty man roster. Who Do you have on there? Well then you know the reason I I saw him doing it was I was Kinda hung up on the ground rules. We don't know yet. Is there going to be a forty man roster still over the forty nine the expanded fifty while they just not paying attention to that this year? And you know if there's a this taffy squad rumor is at there'd be.