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Most in the baseball media have declared management as the winner in the sport’s latest round of labor negotiations. Over the last two days, I’ve portrayed the outcome as a split decision by illustrating how the new CBA will do little to change the prevailing trends in the game. But, that begs the question: is […]

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Major league baseball owners and players continued their impressive streak of labor peace by tentatively agreeing to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. Although the final agreement has not been drafted, not to mention ratified, enough details have emerged to allow for an early analysis. So far, the conventional wisdom is the owners were the […]

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Forget about Dodger Blue. Green is the new primary color in Los Angeles. The Dodgers may have come up empty handed in the postseason, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. In 2015, the organization spent over $290 million on player costs, which, combined with a luxury tax bill of nearly $44 billion, easily made […]

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Major League Baseball is a meritocracy, except when it comes to blue chip prospects. Instead of promoting the most talented young players when they are ready for the big leagues, many teams conveniently wait a few extra months. These clubs usually attribute the delay to “seasoning”, but in such cases, their patience isn’t a virtue. […]

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Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have reached a new posting agreement apparently designed for one purpose: thwart the Yankees and other free spenders from signing Masahiro Tanaka. However, a careful examination of the details suggests the resolution could come back to haunt the small market teams who reportedly pushed for its implementation. Under […]

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Bud Selig is about to use the nuclear option on Alex Rodriguez. Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement is mostly very specific in its delegation of power, but there is a broad clause that grants the commissioner authority to mete out justice that he, alone, believes is in the best interest of the game. Since Judge Kenesaw […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) Everyone has been reading the tea leaves since Robinson Cano replaced baseball super agent Scot Boras with an agency fronted by music mogul Jay-Z. Most have interpreted the move to mean Cano desperately wants to the remain in the Bronx, so much so that ditching Boras indicates […]

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