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Sunday, January 27, 2019

NY Post: MLB owner: The long-term free-agency deal is dead

Speaking Friday at a team event, Astros owner Jim Crane told reporters the numbers don’t support the kind of lengthy deals superstars are looking for.

“I think that teams are very focused on value, and some of the deals that have been thrown out with Harper and Machado I think are long-term deals,” Crane said. “I don’t think that you’ll see too many more 10-year deals in this business anymore because the analytics are so good and a lot of those deals never work.”

 

bobm Posted: January 27, 2019 at 08:25 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, free agents, owners, strikes

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Barry Bonds’ former agent says MLB owners are colluding against players to suppress salaries

Major League Baseball’s owners are colluding against the sport’s players, long-time agent Jeff Borris charged when he joined The Jonah Keri Podcast.

“When you look at the revenues coming into the game ... it broke an all-time record and over $10 billion, the cost of labor should hand-in-hand go up as well,” said Borris, who’s represented the likes of Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, and Rickey Henderson, and currently serves as general council for Ballengee Group.

“When that doesn’t happen, I think that is an indication of a tremendous collusive effort on behalf of the owners to suppress salaries for the players.”

*Sits back, waits for the fists to fly*

 

QLE Posted: January 15, 2019 at 04:23 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: collusion, jeff borris, owners, salaries

Sunday, November 11, 2018

MLB owners expected to unanimously approve extension for Rob Manfred next week, report says

MLB owners are soon expected to vote on a new five-year term for commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

To get a contract extension, Manfred will need “yes” votes from a simple majority of team owners (i.e., at least 16 of 30). However, Nightengale reports that Manfred is expected to receive unanimous support among owners when they meet in Atlanta next week.

Manfred, 60, has served in the role since January of 2015, when he succeeded Bud Selig and became the 10th commissioner of baseball. Prior to his election, Manfred served for many years as MLB’s COO and Selig’s lead negotiator.

There’s no chance that the owners will claim that they’re thinking about this subject and then ultimately do nothing, is there?

QLE Posted: November 11, 2018 at 06:56 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioner, owners, rob manfred

 

 

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