As discontent continues to boil in Major League Baseball’s labor situation, – that the league hands out an actual championship belt every year to the team that did best to keep salaries lowest in arbitration.
The league acknowledged the existence the belt, calling it “an informal recognition of those club’s salary arbitration departments that did the best.”
The league has been by agents, players and the MLB Players Association, but that claim that has been denied by commissioner Rob Manfred.
Union director Tony Clark scolded MLB for making a game out of the arbitration process.
“That clubs make sport of trying to suppress salaries in a process designed to produce fair settlements shows a blatant lack of respect for our Players, the game, and the arbitration process itself,”