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Still Subjective Most Valuable Players..

Just read the article that Jordan McNulty suggested [The Real Most Valuable Players].  Hat tip, sir!.  Some comments: I have long been a big advocate of selling a player to a team for more than just the stats in the box scores.  That may be hard to do right out of highschool/college, however, as players […]

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Special General Managers

All of the major sports news sources were covering the announcement of the 2007 Forbes Business of Baseball report a couple of days ago. Personally, I do not believe that the report is all that important for agents to dissect. The value of the Yankees is $1.2 billion, the Marlins had an operating income of […]

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Boston Red Sox Fans in True Fashion!

My roommate sent this to me. I just wanted to share it with you all. Watch the Youtube video first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuN7hmlQrkw Then read the article: http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=195180 The narration and the quotes from these guys are classic. Enjoy! -Matthew Allinson 

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‘Tis Arbitration Season

Instead of settling prior to an actual arbitration hearing, the Florida Marlins and Miguel Cabrera decided to duke it out in the first final-offer arbitration case won by a player in the 2007 MLB offseason [Cabrera’s arbitration win is first for player this year]. The Marlins offered Cabrera $6.7 million, but Cabrera and his agent […]

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Boston Globe Reporting At Its Finest

Great story in The Boston Globe detailing the entire contract negotiations between the Boston Red Sox and Daisuke Matsuzaka [Wooing of pitcher was wowing]. Who knows, maybe you can be as lucky as Scott Boras in a negotiation, and be given the gift of time (a clock) from upper management. By the way, if you […]

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What If..

What if spending a lot of money on individual players did not directly correlate with how well MLB teams performed in the 2006 season [salary vs performance | ben fry]? What if the 2006 New York Yankees may be the worst on the field return on investment in team sports history [Will The Yankees Success […]

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MLB Is Still Money In The Bank

Foul Balls takes a look at some of the early baseball contracts that have been signed this off season before the Winter Meetings. For anyone who thought that salaries might go down in the only sport without a salary cap, you may want to think again [Major League Baseball Is Out of Its Mind]. -Darren […]

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Big Ass Roundup Of MLB’s New Labor Deal

The new labor deal that will extend to December 11, 2011 (mark it on your calendar) was completed and agreed upon at the end of October. Instead of reporting about it along the way, I decided to wait until the dust settled and many different sources made comments about the deal. This post will serve […]

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Will The Yankees Success Hurt Agents?

Since the beginning of the Steinbrenner era, the Yankees have been notorious for purchasing high-priced and sometimes overvalued free-agents.  George Steinbrenner’s willingness to spend an exorbitant amount of money on his team has made Sports Agents eager to have their clients signed by the New York Yankees (for recent story, see: Johnny Damon). But when […]

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Oy Vey

Did you know that the Red Sox have two Jews on their team? They are Kevin Youkilis and Gabe Kapler. These broadcasters and Dennis Leary really do not leave Mel Gibson alone after finding out that there are 2 Jews on the Red Sox. Do not forget about my boy Shawn Green, who has taken […]