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Updated as of the release of Forbes 2020 revenue estimates on April 8, 2021. Provided below is a graphical illustration of total player compensation (in terms of year over year growth and percentage of industry net revenue) segmented by CBA iteration and presiding MLBPA executive director. Also presented are two interactive charts displaying how much […]

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Major League Baseball had enjoyed uninterrupted financial growth extending all the way back to the dot.com bubble and 9/11, but then a global pandemic hit. Even a healthy business like baseball proved no match for Covid-19, as the sport saw revenue plummet by nearly 70% and EBITDA turn from a $1.5 billion profit into a […]

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It’s been nearly a year since most players took the field in front of living, breathing fans, and, not surprisingly, many found the experience to be a refreshing semblance of normalcy. But, what about the fans themselves? With pandemic-related concerns still lingering, are people actually ready to be taken out with the (possibly infected) crowd? […]

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(This updated post was originally published on February 16, 2011, and has since been updated before each season) For over 25 years, Tampa has been the Yankees’ spring training home, but it still seems like just yesterday when the team’s camp was located down the coast in Ft. Lauderdale. I am sure most fans who […]

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The MLBPA is expected to consider a proposal by baseball owners that would begin the 2020 season in July, but there could be fireworks long before Opening Day. Although “who plays where” is the question on the minds of most fans, the players and owners seem more concerned about answering “who gets what”? So, before […]

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Trumpeting Major League Baseball’s financial health may not seem wise, or appropriate, in the midst of a pandemic that has shuttered the game and brought the entire country to a halt. However, the business of baseball has been very strong in the recent past, and that’s a very important thing to consider at a time […]

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Because Major League Baseball teams share revenue, but are not subject to a salary floor, teams can pretty much guarantee a hefty profit by maintaining a low payroll. However, according to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), clubs are supposed to use revenue sharing to enhance their winning percentage, not their bottom line. The MLBPA isn’t […]

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