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A Look into MLB Free Agent Activity, or the Lack Thereof

Last winter, just a month before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report, nine of the top 20 free agents in Major League Baseball (MLB) remained unsigned. Among this irritable group were mega-stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The league-wide slumber party was unprecedented in the sport’s offseason history. The MLB is the very league […]

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Baseball Agents Expressing Concern Over Anticipated Tax Increases

The election of Barack Obama to a second term as President of the United States has some baseball agents posturing about how their players will be affected economically (via taxation) and team executives responding in kind.  Recently, Ronald Blum of the Associated Press spoke to several baseball influencers who opined on the subject with differing […]

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Jeff Moorad Donates $5 Million To Villanova Law; Creates Center for the Study of Sports Law

On Friday, February 10, Villanova’s Sports and Entertainment Law Journal hosted a symposium titled, Examining Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports.  Over 1,500 people attended the event, which may be viewed in its entirety by clicking here. While all the invited speakers are all-stars, Jeffrey S. Moorad VSL ’81, vice chairman and CEO of the San Diego Padres, stole […]

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Villanova Symposium: Examining Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports

What: Annual Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium – Examining Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports When: February 10, 2012 (12 p.m.) Where: Villanova Room of The Connelly Center Villanova University School of Law (VSL) convenes an all-star roster of leading experts from sports and television for its 2012 Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium, “Moneyball’s Impact on Business and […]