The Baseball Writers’ Association of America voted this morning to approve a resolution in which, starting in 2013, all contracts that have financial terms attached to major awards will not be eligible for consideration for that award.
The resolution stems from Curt Schilling’s new contract. He will receive a $1 million bonus is he gets at least one Cy Young vote. The Baseball Writers’ Association membership votes on the annual awards. The BBWAA will also notify the Major League Players’ Association and Major League Baseball of its decision. A committee will discuss the issue with both the bodies at a future date.