how does a prepaid credit card work yahoo how to get my name off a joint credit card square the iphone credit card machine goes mainstream nordstrom credit card visa signature online credit card fraud indonesia sbi gold credit card eligibility criteria how credit card processing works pdf easiest credit card to get approved for with no credit 2012 pnc visa credit card online services barclays credit card application status check smartphone app for accepting credit cards firestone auto credit card login cancel horizon gold credit card how to get a cash advance on a citi credit card anz visa credit cards australia best credit card for overseas travel insurance target visa card balance check when are bank of ireland issuing visa debit cards visa debit cards for bad credit top 5 credit card issuers uk ann taylor credit card mastercard payment how does 0 apr credit card work chase freedom visa credit card reviews credit cards with low apr for life mortgage loans with bad credit valid credit card numbers with cvv 2013 cibc visa debit card on paypal easiest store credit cards to get approved for regular expression for credit card number validation how to get a cash advance on my credit card who offers prepaid credit cards in canada 123 mobile credit card machines best first credit card no credit american express black card travel insurance td prepaid credit cards canada what does it mean when you have been pre approved for a credit card instant prepaid credit card number credit card authorization form template word credit card balance transfers best deals cash loans uk lenders register vanilla mastercard mastercard cash plus reviews guaranteed credit card approval with bad credit australia pay your shell credit card online calculate credit card interest rate per month sign up for a visa credit card online natwest black credit card terms and conditions best rewards credit card with no foreign transaction fee apply for staples business credit card online chase credit card interest rate calculator replacement gold card derbyshire view axis bank credit card statement purple discovery credit card best credit card travel rewards 2012 android credit card reader australia payday loans for bad credit no credit check american express gold card review zara black cashmere cardigan chase cash advance credit card fees credit card with bad credit australia credit cards canada 2013 best credit card deals foreign travel legal requirements for storing credit card information the best credit card for bad credit history balance transfer credit cards for average credit rating cash back credit cards canada no annual fee wells fargo jewelry advantage credit card login does commonwealth bank have a visa debit card best business credit card for international travel free credit report gov uk credit card search google how to apply for credit card in icici hyatt regency buffalo credit card authorization form do you need a credit card to sign up for amazon do you need a major credit card to rent a hotel room credit card calculator with 2 interest rates apply for african bank credit card limit increase cash loans today bad credit 2 cash back credit cards fidelity www hbc com creditcard td visa card expires no interest credit cards for college students suze orman paying off credit card debt air miles credit cards mastercard splunk search for credit card number credit card fraud detection system using genetic algorithm sears financial credit card review bank of america student credit card no credit history cash back credit cards comparison india accept credit cards over the phone using paypal mastercard prepaid cards uk bank of america small business credit card payment discover student card review credit limit low limit credit cards for no credit the best cash rebate credit card in malaysia discover credit card review 2012 how to get a credit card with bad credit score reward credit card reviews best pc mastercard app student capital one credit card review credit card comparison 0 balance transfer key ring reward cards android app getting a target credit card after bankruptcy ge toys r us credit card phone number american express corporate credit card ge money low rate credit card fast online cash loans credit card payment planner credit card business in india report lloyds tsb airmiles credit card contact ge credit card payment phone number prepaid credit card travel money best credit card for college students with no credit 2012 citi vs discover student credit cards unsecured credit card debt default mbna credit card reviews uk capital one credit card debt settlement bank loan with bad credit history hsbc credit card cash advance limit active credit card numbers list visa prepaid credit card south africa visa prepaid cash card india most popular credit cards in canada easy approval credit cards canada key ring reward cards iphone us prepaid credit card comparison credit card debt after death can i get a credit card without having a job first time credit cards no credit hsbc credit card 50 cash back coast capital savings prepaid credit cards rooms to go ge credit card payment set up credit card payment processing apple updates without credit card what is 0 balance transfer credit card first american cash advance payday loan how to apply credit card if you have no credit history payday lenders direct websites american express starwood business credit card virgin air miles credit card account navy federal or usaa secured credit card bad credit installment loans direct lender how do prepaid visa debit cards work bank of america black card visa post office credit card offers for existing customers hsbc orchard bank credit card application best secured credit cards can international student apply for credit card in australia quick cash loans online australia what is a credit card number that works jcpenney credit card payment mailing address hsbc cash back credit card malaysia best small business cash rewards credit card 0 interest credit cards purchases compare the market balance transfer credit card american express credit cards rewards travel and business services shoppers drug mart prepaid credit cards black cardigan coat manchester united credit card review hilton uk credit card best lifetime free credit card tesco credit card online contact number macy;s credit card approval process do you have to be 21 to get a credit card now commonwealth bank credit cards contact citibank credit card payment due date how do i get a credit card with bad credit canada walmart credit card cash advance limit bank of america credit card nationwide credit card protection on purchases marriott rewards credit cards review what are the good and bad points of using credit cards bad credit loan lenders guaranteed approval air mile credit cards which is the best home loan with bad credit score prepaid credit cards uk online company credit card policy example how to apply maybank credit card online bad credit car loans guaranteed approval uk what;s the best no fee credit card amscot cash advance repayment options bad credit car loan direct lender e gift visa card credit card app for phone go mastercard rewards facebook credit gift cards uk chase cash advance credit card limit capital one platinum card bmo mastercard sign in standard chartered credit card india helpline virgin credit cards online banking login credit card number font style credit card 0 apr no annual fee lowest apr credit cards for students how to get a nandos black card ebay payday lenders not brokers uk red target visa card bank of america cash back credit cards review types of td visa cards key ring reward cards blackberry compare best credit card offers india best new credit card bonus good credit cards with low interest rate marathon gas credit card tfl annual pass gold card credit card cash advance sainsburys credit card bank of scotland apply for credit cards with not so good credit credit cards with cashback offers credit card fees cash advance us credit card in canada with no fees no credit check payday loans direct lender bad credit personal loans for 5000 payday loan cash advance in 10 minutes average household credit card debt 2011 pay american airlines credit card hsbc gold credit card minimum payment citi american airlines credit card application status credit card student loan debt process credit cards online canada us bank corporate credit card high credit limit credit cards uk what to look for when getting a new credit card airtel balance transfer dbs black card magazine citibank credit card annual fee capital one credit cards no international fee hsbc mastercard uk credit card transfer balance to current account hdfc credit card loan offer the wells fargo jewelry advantage ? credit card credit card calculator spreadsheet zero percent credit cards for 12 months good credit bad credit no credit credit cards non student apply for student credit card best 0 apr credit cards no balance transfer fee how to get a us credit card if you live in canada 0 interest purchase credit cards dbs treasures visa debit card visa rewards card login vanquis instant cash advance credit card online abn amro nl cash loans uk bad credit credit card to rebuild credit canada statute of limitations on credit card debt in california how to negotiate with credit card companies to reduce debt uk what credit card to get in canada online payday loans for bad credit direct lenders sbi credit card eligibility calculator credit card application canada instant approval how long does it take to get credit card bill apple credit card declined when do credit card companies report late payments to credit bureaus website to pay shell credit card black card magazine us apply for a debit mastercard commonwealth compare canadian credit cards cash back visa credit cards uk credit limit increase barclaycard best visa credit card in india one time credit card authorization form template way to pay off credit card debt fast fast online cash advance credit card merchant fees credit card numbers generator 2013 which credit card is best in india 2011 free credit card details that work pay loans online sallie mae best united airlines credit card deal home depot consumer credit card promotions canadian tire credit card payment best uk credit cards for airmiles bad credit credit cards no credit check uk most popular credit cards in usa sbi credit card login status tesco lotus visa card online credit card fraud detection system software uob credit card terminal rental best credit card to apply for with bad credit chase credit card no interest for a year can i get cash back from a walmart visa gift card credit card debt mortgage qualification how long does a bank of america credit card application take what is credit card apr rate premier credit card for bad credit mastercard prepaid gift card best credit cards for college students with fair credit walmart credit card protection plan nandos black card how to get best credit card offer april 2013 chase credit card protection credit card no credit check canada hsbc credit card application online singapore types of credit card issued by different banks rewards credit cards 2013 walmart ge capital credit card address sample credit card number in philippines separate credit card for business expenses free credit check no credit card required uk credit card processing rates explained zero interest credit cards canada marriott rewards premier credit card accept credit cards online best secured credit card uk best personal online loans track hsbc credit card application status india canadian secured visa credit card does applying for credit card affect your credit rating what is the best online payday loan site capital one credit card company complaints southwest visa business credit card premium credit cards canada first millenium credit card uk secured credit card 10000 limit credit card issuers list wiki how to get a uk credit card foreigner navy federal credit union address first cash advance odessa tx free credit card apps for blackberry visa credit card offers for college students visa us bank credit card best credit cards reviews compare pc credit card processing student credit cards uk bad credit unsecured credit cards for poor credit visa prepaid credit card online purchases capital one canada credit card agreement credit card numbers that work online american express corporate credit card credit check payday loans with bad credit and no bank account post office credit card ppi complaints best payday loan lenders uk apply for a visa mastercard online halifax credit card charges refunded loans you can pay back weekly best buy master credit card login best student credit cards uk easiest credit card approval credit card apply online in india of bank of india visa credit card for students with bad credit best balance transfer credit cards 2012 malaysia manhattan standard chartered credit card login transfer credit card balance 0 interest no fee usaa military pay advance walmart credit card payment app best fixed rate credit card deals buy prepaid credit card paypal canada tesco finance online credit card delta credit card promotion 2013 apply sbi credit card eligibility murphy usa credit card account credit card rfid scanner android best zero interest balance transfer credit cards citi american airlines credit card customer service low interest credit cards for good credit instant cash loans to your door bank of america uk credit card amazon no credit card business loans southwest credit card offer review how do you calculate interest on credit card balances unsecured visa credit cards for bad credit vanquis credit card reviews uk applying for credit card online vs in person best credit cards for new small business td canada trust preloaded credit cards can i get a student credit card with no credit history westpac credit card travel insurance reviews visa credit card offers for good credit capital one secured mastercard credit card martin lewis best balance transfer credit cards dillards credit card interest rate lowest balance transfer credit cards canada macy american express credit limit apply for credit card online instant decision tesco online credit card payment hdfc credit card reward points redemption products online application for indian bank credit card online cash advance loans bad credit bank of america visa business credit cards instant easy payday loans pc richards credit card contact how to bypass credit card verification in itunes chase 250 cash back credit card discovery platinum credit card contact details icici gold credit card limit best prepaid credit cards 2013 juniper barclay credit card application barclay credit card online payment india citibank credit card balance transfer philippines travel reward credit cards for average credit us bank credit card payment mailing address best hotel reward credit cards 2011 how to pay sbi credit card bill online from icici 10 best unsecured credit cards for bad credit best visa card for international travel natwest credit card machines for small business new york credit card for bad credit best citibank credit card offer want to apply for credit card hsbc standard chartered credit card payment through credit card can i apply for a sears credit card online apply for credit card online best new credit cards canada best credit card to build credit for the first time free credit cards for bad credit with no deposit average credit card interest rate 2010 prepaid credit card uk free how to know sbi credit card status aarp chase credit card services united mileage plus credit card comparison nedbank apply online for a credit card whats an easy credit card to apply for best credit card for travel rewards 2011 compare credit card balance transfer offers fake visa credit card numbers that work citibank credit card travel miles travel rewards cards for average credit best credit card processing fees for small business woolworths prepaid credit card check balance unsecured personal bad credit loans walmart mastercard gift card www poor credit loans co uk best interest free credit card purchases rbs credit card services telephone number asb gold card travel insurance new direct payday loan lenders uk free mastercard prepaid ge capital credit card login household bank credit card payments login advance travel pay calculator payday loan lenders direct online how do i sign up for a capital one credit card no annual fee credit cards canada bank of america airline rewards credit cards sheer black cardigan women;s lowes ge capital credit card chase united credit card customer service number barclays apple credit card phone number tri city national bank credit card wells fargo credit card consolidation calculator canada credit cards rewards best credit card bank of america payment check credit history without credit card instant unsecured credit card approval for poor credit are reward credit cards worth it sbi credit card offer on samsung mobile chase bank no interest credit card groupon merchant credit card fees unsecured credit cards bad credit no processing fee credit cards with no transfer fee on balance transfers and 0 interest visa credit card application no credit discover credit card review 2011 valero gas credit card login what is the best credit card for military members do i need a credit card to rent a car in canada portable credit card machines australia unsecured credit cards fair credit instant approval natwest black credit card account credit and debit card machines for small businesses paypal credit card reader android tablet credit card with no credit check philippines guaranteed unsecured credit cards for bad credit can i get a cash advance on my usaa credit card long term bad credit loans no guarantor hdfc credit card credit limit increase form which is the best credit card in india 2012 chase rapid rewards credit cards how to make barclays credit card payment bank of america credit card ratings test credit card numbers that will decline free yatra barclaycard platinum credit card easiest credit card to get approved for with fair credit types of orchard bank credit cards sams club discover credit card payment apply for credit card with no credit no annual fee apply for marriott credit card uk chevron credit card credit builder what is my visa card security code how to get a prepaid visa card best low interest credit card 2011 credit card fraud detection techniques pdf black card points credit cards with low interest rates for good credit low interest credit cards for no credit what is a credit card cash advance lost sears credit card canada need for speed carbon reward cards cheat get your credit card instantly best cashback credit card no annual fee low rate credit cards for bad credit business credit card offers with rewards what is one disadvantage of using a credit card to get a cash advance can you get cashback on a home depot credit card best buy credit card login low apr credit cards with rewards money in advance payday loans orchard bank unsecured credit card reviews business credit card reward schemes bank of america travel credit card cost of credit card fraud uk
Home Maury Brown BROWN: Answers on Luxury Tax, International Draft, and Other MLB Picture Postcards

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 394 guests online

Atom RSS

BROWN: Answers on Luxury Tax, International Draft, and Other MLB Picture Postcards PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 4
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 02 December 2010 14:40

Maury BrownThe bane (or boon, depending on your point of view) with the advent of social networking is that great topics for discussion come and go, normally in 140 characters, and then get lost—the ability to bookmark conversations are lost.

We can call this a “mail bag”, “expansion on twitter conversations”… what have you. Point is, there’s enough questions that get asked each year that it’s worth me putting it together so that it can be referenced at a later date. So, here’s a hodgepodge of often asked questions.

Does buyout $ count toward player payroll?

The answer is, yes. If there’s a $2 million buyout of an option year, that $2 million will show up as part of total player payroll.

Does that mean the buyout $ can be taxed if a club busts the Luxury Tax ceiling?

Yes, again. If you’re close to the Luxury Tax threshold, and you buyout an option year, it could push you over the soft cap and you’d be taxed against that accordingly.

On the Luxury Tax, is it part of revenue-sharing?

The answer is no. Spread the word on that as it is misrepresented year-in-and-year-out. In reality, the lion’s share of Luxury Tax money collected (for those that want to get technical, the CBA defines it as the Competitive Balance Tax) goes back to the players in the form of benefits. How do you think the MLBPA got the players to sign-off on a soft cap?

Are Free Agents offered salary arbitration held to the 80% rule?

The CBA has a rule that states that players that fall within the 3-6 year major league service time range (also, throw in Super 2s), cannot have a salary reduction of more than 20 percent in the next year. But, the rule only applies to those 3-6 year MLS players. Free agents that accept the offer for arbitration can be offered a salary that is more than a 20 percent reduction – they are exempt from Article VI under the CBA’s rules for salary arbitration.

Is the Luxury Tax here to stay?

Technically, no. The current CBA has it expiring at the conclusion of the agreement in Dec of 2011. That doesn’t mean, however, that it won’t be renewed in the next Basic Agreement. There’s been no talk of scraping it and some have called for more stringent tax rates to slow down the Yankees spending (they’ve broken the soft cap every year since the LT was put in place in 2003).

Speaking of caps, will there be negotiations for a hard cap in MLB?

This is an easy one. The answer is, no. MLB sees a smaller percentage of revenues going back to the players than any of the other Big-4 sports that have hard caps, or much more stringent soft cap systems. In other words, it’s a non-starter. The 9’4-’95 strike came about when owners wanted a hard cap. The sides understand that you can work on “salary compression” but a capped system isn’t necessary. After all, there’s been increased competitive balance, and league revenues are projected to be a whopping $7 billion this year. No one wants to kill the golden goose.

If everyone is saying that expanded playoffs are coming, why not next year?

I wrote about this earlier in more detail, but the short answer is, it has to be collectively bargained. There’s deciding things like how postseason shares are divided, etc. that have to be accounted for. That, and the owners and players have to vote on whether to accept it. Next quarterly meetings for the owners is in January, and the MLBPA Exec. Board meets shortly and determine whether a vote of the players could go forward. If both sides agree by vote, then the technicalities would be addressed through the CBA. Put it all together and it adds up to no earlier than 2012.

If there are expanded playoffs, will the regular season be shortened? – No. Owners that miss the playoffs, even if they are expanded, don’t want to lose even one regular season game’s worth of revenue. To make it work, the plan on the table would be the addition of scheduled day-night double-headers.

Think there will be an international draft?

It’s been some time but people forget that both the league and MLBPA agreed to try and get an international draft in 2002. They couldn’t get it wrapped up before the CBA deadline, but agreed to pursue it after the deadline passed. It withered on the vine. The point is, both Rob Manfred, the Exec VP of Labor Relations for MLB, and Michael Weiner, the Exec Director of the MLBPA have said to me that they’re not opposed to an international draft, but implementing it is another matter. Think about it: in N. America, there are high school and college players that allow for easy ranking. Internationally, that same method doesn’t exactly tie in neatly.

The Minors Have hGH testing, is it coming to the Majors?

My sense is, no, and for good reason. Minor league players have no union to back them, while the MLBPA will say that testing that uses blood draws and is inefficient should not be considered. The PA has said that when there’s a viable urine test, they’re ready to talk. We’re not there yet.

What about a slotting-system for draft bonuses?

The league wants to go away from “recommended” slots for amateur signing bonuses and make the slots hard. The MLBPA is opposed to it using the “c” word (that’s “cap”) to describe it. When the word “cap” comes into play in baseball, 9 times out of 10, it’s a non-starter.

What’s AAV?

Annual Average Value. It’s used with multi-year contracts. Take total amount and divide by contract length. So, 5-year, $40 million has an AAV of $8 million. Multi-year contracts most often run at a different pace. It could be $2M, $6M, $8M, $12M, $12M. Still, AAV is a key market driver. Just look at the Tulo deal and how it’s impacting the negotiations between the Yankees and Jeter.

Can option years or bonuses be tied to stats? Technically, no. CBA makes it clear that tying such matters to things like BA, or ERA is off-limits. It creates problems… manager changes the line-up. Pitcher doesn’t like where he is in the rotation… Stuff like that. What is allowed is things like plate appearances and innings pitched which speaks to durability. And, much to the chagrin of the BBWAA, bonuses and escalators can be added to contract provisions based upon MVP and Cy Young voting. Felix Hernandez just benefited from it, and if you look at the Troy Tulowitzki deal, he can really cash in if he wins the MVP.

Will there be expanded instant replay soon?

Probably not. If Bud Selig isn’t pushing it; his hand-picked on-the-field committee hasn’t pushed it, then it’s not likely to happen soon.

Think MLB will reap any rewards of a lockout in the NFL and NBA?

You might get a few extra fans from an NFL lockout, but I can’t see any coming from the NBA. The reason? The Association’s season begins when MLB’s is ending. There would have to be a labor gap so wide as to have the NBA regular season all but wiped out. That’s not happened before, and few think it will happen now.

Why is it FIFA can announce where the World Cup will be played in 2022. but we still don’t know if there will be a continuation of the World Baseball Classic?

While it’s not part of the current CBA, the WBC is a collaborative enterprise with the MLBPA. The sides have to bargain to see when and if it will continue. With its growing popularity, the biggest issues really center on protecting star major league talent from injury. When you throw in the addition of expanded playoffs, players will be stretched to the limit by the end of MLB’s regular season.

What odds do you give MLB addressing their television blackout policy?

I’ve given up. Zero. MLB flirts with false advertising each year with MLB Extra Innings, but it’s pretty simple: the policy is really, “Let the buyer beware.”


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?