A dodger’s closer has floated an idea of a player strike. Others have sprung up to claim the same. The players’ union is distraught over the fact that Miami and Pittsburgh seem to be stripping their roster of a girth of talent without really investing in the team. Next week as spring training starts, the thoughts of players such as pitchers and catchers reporting within are to be replaced by those who don’t report at all, either by choosing to or due to difficulty in finding a job. Most fans reactions to this have been found to be negative and some even thought that the players are overpaid in the first place.
So what? Even if players are priced highly, it really doesn’t matter coz ticket prices are controlled by basic economics; supply and demand. It has nothing to do with salaries of players. For instance, due non-payment of luxury tax for the current year, the Dodgers will be seen cutting payrolls. By such actions, they would save millions of dollars as compared to 2017 but the ticket prices will be the same. That being said, however, the union will not recommend a boycott. So no, there won’t be any striking this spring.
Those that are available may be of a diverse combination like Jonathan Lucroy at catcher position or Mike Moustakas at third base. The calls could be varying as Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling speaks about how hard it is to find a house in Arizona after searching for over six weeks. The hard part, he says, is landing a job and most of the guys with him don’t even know where or what state they would be heading if picked for a team. Things may seem cracking on the bat, but players’ strikes should be out of the field.