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New MLB CBA's Limits On Spending Brings Game Closer To Salary Cap Than Ever Before

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The new MLB CBA that was agreed to Wednesday night once again does not contain a salary cap, but with a "series of new and enhanced drags on spending in the new agreement, the owners have come closer than ever to achieving their dream of a cap," according to Dave Sheinin of the WASHINGTON POS...

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