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GMs, Agents, Welcome To Las Vegas

As of yesterday, baseball executives and MLBPA agents had crawled up into the Ritz and glitz of Las Vegas, but this trip is not to enjoy the blackjack tables, luxurious pool decks, and clubs that stay open all hours of the night.  The agents and executives are in Vegas for one of the most important […]

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Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

At home this weekend against The Citadel, away next week against FSU, and then the SEC Championship vs. Alabama.  Can the Florida Gators pull it off and return to the National Championship game?  If so, it will be in my backyard of Miami, Florida.  Dynasty is real happy about Dan Leatherman re-signing with the Nats.  […]

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Contract Negotiation

STAY OUT OF IT!!!

There has been some talk recently that the MLBPA is suggesting or pressuring C.C. Sabathia to accept the Yankees offer of 6 years and $140 million. For the MLBPA to even get involved in this issue sets a horrible precedent for baseball and its players. I understand that the MLBPA exists to watch out for […]

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The Cost Of Collusion

If it smells like collusion, and it looks like collusion, minus it not tasting like collusion, it probably is collusion.  At least that is what Jeff Borris, Barry Bonds’ agent, has been preaching for a while now.  And it finally seems like the MLBPA is going to take up Barry’s cause.  Well…eventually.  While the MLBPA […]

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Pedro May Soon Be A Pirate

Was it all an image issue?  Was Boras Corp pissed that Buster Posey, a guy drafted later than Boras client, Pedro Alvarez, received the highest signing bonus in the history of the MLB Amateur Draft?  At dusk on August 16th, reports stated that Posey received a $6.2 million bonus from San Francisco while Alvarez ended […]

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The Pirates Got Boras’ed

While I was frantically trying to find a class to substitute the terrible Child Support Enforcement Law that I dropped yesterday, I received an IM from Brian Foley of TheCollegeBaseballBlog.com.  I had read headlines about Pedro Alvarez yesterday, but had not checked the full story yet.  He wanted a quote, so this is what I […]

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Change Up

When it comes down to it, there is no sport that I enjoy or know more about than baseball. A large reason for that is that I grew up with a father who was and continues to be a passionate New York Yankees fan (you have to remember that the Florida Marlins were not around […]

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MLB players receive the lowest percentage of leaguewide revenue

The next time you hear someone complain about the seemingly skyrocketing salaries in Major League Baseball (MLB), remind them of two things. One, the amount players make must be viewed in tandem with what the League and its owners are pulling in; and two, in the last five years, the percentage of League revenue paid […]