Every umpire hired into the major leagues came from the minors. It's like being paid to go to school for the diploma and training you need for the chance at a very well-paid job.
We agreed to settle with no admission of wrongdoing. The umpires are on strike over their demands for more money, not because of alleged unfair labor practices.
Minor-league baseball will continue with replacement umpires.
Minor-league baseball will continue with replacements. No further negotiations are scheduled or contemplated.
It seriously compromises our ability to be competitive.