MLB's invisible salary-floor line 

January, 4, 2012

Cocco CrispKelley L Cox/US PresswireRe-signing Coco Crisp could help the Oakland A's meet MLB's spending threshold and avoid penalty.
There is no hard salary floor established in the labor agreement, no specific minimum dollar amount that teams are required to spend. But there is an understanding between Major League Baseball and the players' association that the 30 teams will at least participate in the process and won't consistently work to field a bunch of minimum-wage players.