MLB insider reveals teams that voted against the new MLB CBA

Although players from 26 MLB teams voted to approve the CBA and end the MLB lockout, there were four notable franchises who voted against the latest proposal. 

After a three-month lockout, the MLB CBA may have finally passed, but that doesn’t mean all parties are satisfied with the outcome.

According to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the CBA measure passed with 26 teams voting in four and four teams voting against. The four teams were the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Jon Heyman chronicled the votes on Twitter, demonstrating that the majority of player reps were voting against the union executive council.

These votes go against the eight MLB players who form the MLBPA executive council, which are Andrew Miller, Max Scherzer, Francisco Lindor, Marcus Semien, Zack Britton, James Paxton, Jason Castro and Gerrit Cole.

Considering these eight players who are leading the MLBPA effort and who unanimously voted against the latest CBA measure, it’s clear why these four teams voted against it: because the MLBPA union executive board plays on most of these teams. Scherzer and Lindor are with the Mets, Miller most recently played with the Cardinals, Castro is with the Astros, and Britton and Cole play for the Yankees. Paxton also spent two seasons with the Yankees in 2019 and 2020.

Clearly, the MLBPA union executive council have pull in their locker rooms and relationships that run deep, because these four teams are the only ones who sided with the council as the MLB lockout ends. While Heyman contends that the union still got “a very good deal“, the MLBPA union leaders and the teams they represented wanted more before conversations end for at least a decade.

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