If you’re a seller, you’re normally the one raking in assets and money.
Of course, that’s if you play by the rules. If you don’t there’s a price to pay.
Two of the biggest sellers this offseason are the Marlins and the Pirates. Pittsburgh has traded away Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, while Miami has shipped off essentially anyone who was ever successful in the sport of baseball and associated with the franchise.
Not only are these teams shipping away their team’s talent, but they’re not even handling it correctly.
In response to these controversial talent evacuations, the MLB Players Association is reportedly looking into the Pirates and Marlins for possibly violating revenue-sharing rules.
Sources: Amid the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins’ offseason trading sprees, the Major League Baseball Players Association is looking into the possibility they’ve run afoul of rules that teams invest revenue-sharing dollars into baseball operations. https://t.co/UZe0fXT6Pg pic.twitter.com/jkUddZ7piz
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 26, 2018