MLBPA statement on decision in Kris Bryant's service-time grievance
|Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:14 PM-|
NEW YORK, Feb. 4 – Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today issued the following statement regarding the decision made in the Kris Bryant service-time grievance.
“The Players Association disagrees with the decision issued today in the Kris Bryant service-time grievance. While we respect the finality of that decision, we will continue to pursue any and all measures that incentivize competition, discourage service-time manipulation and ensure clubs field their best players. We applaud Kris’ courage and determination in challenging the Cubs’ actions and seeing the grievance through to the end.”
Think the bottom line with the grievance is the players, via KB, made their point. Not to say they can’t file again for another player but it’s an issue for CBA negotiations. And it’s one thing fans can get behind if rule is changed: Best 26 should head north.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 4, 2020