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Albany Law School Baseball Law Symposium

What: Symposium – Baseball And The Law: America’s National Pastimes When: Monday, April 11, 2011 (10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m) Where: Albany Law School Agenda 10:00 a.m. (outside room 200) – Continental Breakfast 10:30 a.m. (Room 200) – “A Contrarian View of Steroids: What’s Wrong With Being All You Can Be?” Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor […]

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MLB Players Bartending To Raise Funds For Pediatric Cancer Research

The Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization that mobilizes support, heightens awareness, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, recently announced that it will host a “Celebrity Bartending Night” from 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at American Junkie (4363 N 75th St, Scottsdale AZ, 85251).  It will be held in conjunction with Issues Concerning […]

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NFL Labor Battle: To The Courts?

Over 60 antitrust suits were filed against the NFL between 1966 and 1991. The NFL has not been able to benefit from the same broad antitrust exemption as Major League Baseball.  Thus, the NFLPA’s threat of decertification followed by an antitrust suit must be taken seriously by the NFL and will certainly play a role […]

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Scott Boras Is Advising Future Potential #1 Overall Draft Pick, Anthony Rendon

College baseball season officially began this month, which means it is not too early to start talking about who current college baseball players have chosen as their advisors for the upcoming 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Most MLB Mock Drafts (there are not nearly as many on the internet as what exists for the NFL, […]

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The File-And-Trial Arbitration Teams Sign Their Players

119 MLB players filed for salary arbitration.  The deadline for players and teams to exchange salary figures leading up to a possible hearing has officially past.  The 3 teams known for implementing a file-and-trial strategy (exchange salary figures and we are going to a hearing, no matter what), have all avoided a potential arbitration hearing. […]

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MLBPA Player Agent Advisory Committee Established

As of October 1, 2010, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has a new set of Regulations Governing Player Agents.  I am currently working on Co-Authoring a major law review/journal piece that will provide a complete synopsis of the 2010 Regulations.  In the meantime, if you want to read through the entire document, feel […]

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Discussion Of 2011 Major League And Minor League Minimum Salaries

Yesterday, it was announced that the Major League Baseball minimum salary in the 2011 Championship Season will be $414,000. It is a $14,000 raise over the 2010 minimum. Article VI of the 2007-2011 MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement (referred to as the “Basic Agreement”) deals with player salaries.  Specifically, Section B of the Article contemplates Minimum […]

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Insanity in the Nation’s Capital: Is Jayson “Werth” $126 Million?

A lot of money was spent in Washington on Sunday, just not in the typical way. Admittedly, I haven’t done a great job on posting here in recent months. But sometimes a story will come along that screams out to me, and I feel obligated to write about it. The signing of Jayson Werth to […]

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Case Study: Karsten Whitson’s Decision Not To Sign With The Padres

The NCAA requires that a player selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft pay his advisor at his or her normal rate for such services if the player hopes to maintain his eligibility at an NCAA school.  Thus, if Troy Caradonna of SFX was to follow that rule, which many people say goes ignored […]

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November 19 – 40 Man Roster Deadline

Friday, November 19, is the deadline for Major League Baseball teams to finalize their 40 Man Rosters leading up to the Baseball Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 Draft.  Many players will be “protected” on their organization’s 40 Man Roster in the final hour leading up to the deadline, as a preventative measure, so that […]