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Sports Execs Feel Revenue Sharing, Hard Salary Cap Are Biggest MLB CBA Issues

Sports industry execs feel that changing MLB's revenue-sharing formula and setting a hard salary cap will be the most hotly contested issues during the next round of CBA negotiations, according a Turnkey Sports poll conducted in March. Thirty-four percent of sports execs polled said they felt the revenue-sharing formula is the most important issue, while 28% said it is a hard salary cap. Sports execs also overwhelmingly felt that the MLBPA has more power than its counterparts in the NBA, NFL and NHL. Only 28% of respondents felt that MLB owners hold more power than the players (THE DAILY).

What will be the most hotly contested issue
during the next round of MLB CBA negotiations?
RESPONSE
%
Changing the league's revenue-sharing plan
34%
Setting a hard salary cap
28%
Setting a salary floor
9%
Guaranteed contracts
9%
Drug testing
9%
Not sure/No response
12%
   
Which party holds more power within each of the following sports leagues?
LEAGUE
PLAYERS' UNION
OWNERS
NOT SURE/NO RESPONSE
MLB
63%
28%
9%
NBA
26%
64%
10%
NFL
14%
77%
9%
NHL
13%
79%
8%

 

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