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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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MLB’s proposal to expand the post season to 14 teams is a question for the future. With the implementation of changes contingent on the next round of collective bargaining, the status quo will likely remain for at least the next two seasons. So, instead of looking forward to what might change, let’s look back and […]

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(This updated post was originally published on February 16, 2011, and has since been updated before each season) For over 20 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 grew […]

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The Astros’ sign stealing scheme has gripped the baseball world. Like any good scandal, it comes with corruption, intrigue, and, in keeping with the times, it also has a whistleblower. What’s lacking, however, is clarity, both with regard to the extent of the scheme, not to mention the prevalence of ones similar to it throughout […]

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Since MLB’s intention to realign and contract the number of minor league affiliations was first revealed, criticism of the plan has reverberated throughout the game and even in the halls of Congress. The negative responses have accused MLB owners of being greedy and shortsighted and suggested that the rumored proposal would not only deprive fans […]

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