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NH: MLB sign-on payments for foreign players

An interesting article about how Trump has brought in changes to minimise Cuban players playing in the MLB.

www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-cancels-mlb-deal-with-cuba/2019/04/08/99c7d9be-5a2f-11e9-842d-7d3ed7eb3957_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.89a8b3b7b658


Interestingly there was a provision whereby a 25% sign on fee was paid to the Cuban Baseball Federation for each player signed to the MLB. Also...

"attorneys for Major League Baseball noted that Japan, South Korea and China had similar deals in which league payments were made to national federations".

Can you imagine if the NBL or BA teamed up with other foreign Associations and played hardball with the NBA over how much money went to them when a foreign player got a contract?

Just a thought.

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