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Agent Brodie Van Wagenen accuses MLB owners of collusion, threatens spring training boycott

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/02/02/agent-brodie-van-wagenen-accuses-mlb-owners-collusion-threatens-spring-training-boycott/300994002/

GABE LACQUES  |  USA TODAY SPORTS

Updated 5 hours ago

The specter of collusion – and the potential for resulting labor unrest – has lingered in the background during Major League Baseball’s slowest off-season in history.

And now a prominent player agent has taken that elephant in the room and given it center stage.

Brodie Van Wagenen, the lead baseball agent at Creative Artists Agency, accused MLB’s owners of conspiring to suppress the free agent market and warned that players might be willing to boycott spring training in solidarity if the market does not loosen.

Such a boycott would run afoul of federal labor laws, with the National Labor Relations Board likely issuing an immediate injunction. MLB is governed by the most recent collective bargaining agreement, ratified in December 2016 and running through 2021.

Van Wagenen wrote in a statement he tweeted Friday that behavior among owners “has changed dramatically” and that the activity “feels coordinated, rightly or wrongly.”...........CONTINUED IN LINK. ...........

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12 hours ago, mjp28 said:

Agent Brodie Van Wagenen accuses MLB owners of collusion, threatens spring training boycott

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/02/02/agent-brodie-van-wagenen-accuses-mlb-owners-collusion-threatens-spring-training-boycott/300994002/

GABE LACQUES  |  USA TODAY SPORTS

Updated 5 hours ago

The specter of collusion – and the potential for resulting labor unrest – has lingered in the background during Major League Baseball’s slowest off-season in history.

And now a prominent player agent has taken that elephant in the room and given it center stage.

Brodie Van Wagenen, the lead baseball agent at Creative Artists Agency, accused MLB’s owners of conspiring to suppress the free agent market and warned that players might be willing to boycott spring training in solidarity if the market does not loosen.

Such a boycott would run afoul of federal labor laws, with the National Labor Relations Board likely issuing an immediate injunction. MLB is governed by the most recent collective bargaining agreement, ratified in December 2016 and running through 2021.

Van Wagenen wrote in a statement he tweeted Friday that behavior among owners “has changed dramatically” and that the activity “feels coordinated, rightly or wrongly.”...........CONTINUED IN LINK. ...........

One dumb agent making a stupid remark does not a movement make.

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2 hours ago, The Gipper said:

One dumb agent making a stupid remark does not a movement make.

Yeah in a way, who's Brodie Van Wagenen :blink:

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