It looks like the All-Star Game will pad players' wallets as well as their resumes for at least the next five years.
As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, the All-Star Game will no longer determine which league has home-field advantage in the World Series. Instead, home-field advantage will go to the pennant winner with the best regular season record.
The MLB All-Star game will no longer determine home-field advantage for the World Series: https://t.co/9oAVScPLFw— ESPN (@espn) December 1, 2016
According to reports, players of the winning All-Star team will be awarded a $20,000 check.
New: Each player on the winning All-Star team gets $20,000. Not much for millionaires, but not bad for an exhibition game.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) December 2, 2016
I mean, who wouldn't take $20K? I'm sure nobody is complaining.