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    MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses

    Personal-service deals and "milestone" bonus clauses -- such as those used in Albert Pujols' free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels this off-season -- reportedly will no longer be allowed.
    Teams and agents have been told by Major League Baseball and the Players Association that they will not approve such clauses to future contracts, ESPN reported Friday according to sources of both entities.
    The changes are in response to long-term deals signed by Pujols and Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, both of which include personal-services deals for after their playing careers.
    The "milestone" bonus clauses, such as the $3 million Pujols could receive if he reaches 3,000 hits, violate a provision in the collective bargaining agreement that bars contracts incentives based on statistical achievements.
    MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses - chicagotribune.com



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    Re: MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses

    That is stupid


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    Re: MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses

    This is baseball. Did you expect more?


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    Re: MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses

    The personal service deals, I can understand banning. But milestone incentives? What's so wrong about that?


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    Re: MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    The personal service deals, I can understand banning. But milestone incentives? What's so wrong about that?
    I suppose you could argue it could encourage players to cheat in order to reach their milestone.



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    Re: MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses

    So the sport that most values its statistical history doesn't want statistical incentives? Is this to prevent juicing to get HR records? Otherwise, I don't see the point.



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    Re: MLB to ban personal-services deals, milestone bonuses

    Milestone bonuses aren't included in the luxury tax cap. So a team could load a contract with rediculous bonuses like AB's etc to pay a guy more and get one over on the other teams... These are both good developments.



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