Agents Accuse MLB Owners Of Collusion


It has been a historically slow MLB offseason, with a handful of top free agents — including Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish and J.D. Martinez — remaining unsigned as February gets underway.

As a result, there has been talk about a potential player strike, and now, allegations of collusion.

Brodie Van Wagenen, the lead baseball agent at CAA, released a scathing statement on Twitter Friday morning. One particular passage stood out, in which he states 'the behavior of Owners in this year's free agent market has changed dramatically. It feels coordinated, rightly or wrong.' He goes on to remark that 'even the algorithms that have helped determine player salaries in recent years are suggesting dramatically higher values than what owners appear to be willing to spend.'

Read the full statement below.

Other agents have proceeded to weigh in on the matter since Van Wagenen released his statement.

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