Major League Baseball Is Broken. Shall We Count The Ways?
The most obvious is the current owner-imposed lockout. The debate between franchise owners and the players union boils down to this.
Owners want to make more money, and players want more fairness - both for the players and the game itself.
The owners want permission to advertise on players’ jerseys, and they want to expand the playoffs.
The players union hopes to address a decline in the player salaries, despite big increases in broadcast revenue for owners.
The median player salary is $1.2 million, and the MLB minimum salary is $570,000.