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01-10

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The Imbalance Sheet: Crossing the Chasm
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Keith Law

12-06

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The Imbalance Sheet: (Semi-) Open Books
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Keith Law

11-29

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The Imbalance Sheet: Catching Up
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Keith Law

11-09

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The Imbalance Sheet: There They Go Again
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Keith Law

10-03

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The Imbalance Sheet: Loose Ends
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Keith Law

09-25

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The Imbalance Sheet: Contraction Action
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Keith Law

09-11

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The Imbalance Sheet: Reader Response - Hope and Faith
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Keith Law

09-04

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The Imbalance Sheet: Draft Caps
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Keith Law

08-28

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The Imbalance Sheet: Mythmongering
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Keith Law

08-23

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The Imbalance Sheet: Florida Fraud
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Keith Law

05-31

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The Imbalance Sheet: More on Minnesota
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Keith Law

05-24

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The Imbalance Sheet: Stadium Referendums in Minnesota
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Keith Law

05-10

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The Imbalance Sheet: A Fishy Story
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Keith Law

04-12

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The Imbalance Sheet: The New Stadium Fallacy
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Keith Law

04-05

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The Imbalance Sheet: Drew Henson
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Keith Law

03-22

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The Imbalance Sheet: The Gag Order
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Keith Law

03-15

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The Imbalance Sheet: Josh Hamilton
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Keith Law

03-08

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The Imbalance Sheet: A Pair of Jokers
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Keith Law

03-01

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The Imbalance Sheet: Sizing Up Markets
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Keith Law

02-22

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The Imbalance Sheet: Curt Schilling Speaks
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Keith Law

02-08

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The Imbalance Sheet: Mooning Over Montreal
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Keith Law

02-01

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The Imbalance Sheet: Broken Promises
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Keith Law

01-17

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The Imbalance Sheet: The Future
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Keith Law

12-22

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The Imbalance Sheet: The Really Insane Deals
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Keith Law

12-04

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The Imbalance Sheet: See You in the Tall Grass
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Keith Law

10-13

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The Imbalance Sheet: Sox and Other Things That Stink
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Keith Law

09-28

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The Imbalance Sheet: A Good Deal...but Not a Great One
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Keith Law

09-21

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The Imbalance Sheet: Crying Snake
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Keith Law

09-07

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The Imbalance Sheet: Rebuttal: Revenue-Sharing
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Peter Schoenke

08-24

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The Imbalance Sheet: Ticket Prices, Part II
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Keith Law

08-17

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The Imbalance Sheet: Revenue Sharing
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Keith Law

08-10

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The Imbalance Sheet: Scott Boras
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Keith Law

08-03

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The Imbalance Sheet: Ticket Prices
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Keith Law

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Bud Selig went to Washington to do what people do in Washington: lie. He went to Congress to cry poverty and insist that the only thing that can save baseball is some fundamental change in the game's economic structure. While this made great copy--most media outlets ate it up like hungry curs given below-grade dog food--his case was flawed, dishonest and dangerous.

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The Red Sox, a symbol of frustration, ineptitude and the cynicism of New England's finest, are for sale. The Jean R. Yawkey Trust has controlled 53% of the team since Jean Yawkey died in 1992, and the team has been in the Yawkey family since 1933.

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In the next few days, there will be much ink spilled over Fox's big baseball gamble: paying $2.5 billion for complete rights to baseball's postseason and All-Star Game television coverage for the next six years. And beyond the obvious benefits (for example, none of the cloying, ADD-inspired coverage NBC has used to ruin the Olympics) of the change, there's much to ponder here.

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Reaction to the Arizona Diamondbacks' recent decision to increase the team's debt load by $20 million has been loud and unanimous: the sky is, once again, falling. How could one of baseball's "most successful" teams--a defending divisional champion--find itself in need of cash? As you might expect, there's a lot more to this news than meets the eye or, in this case, a lot less than the commentators in question would have you believe.

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(Peter Schoenke, President of RotoNewsDirect.com, provides a guest column this week that serves as a rebuttal to Keith Law's two recent articles on revenue sharing.)

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Last week, I covered the technical problem behind revenue sharing: it's so toxic to the penalized owners that it's unlikely to work. Trying to convince an investor that he has already made enough money is like trying to convince Pat Buchanan that the last great anti-trade crusade gave us the Great Depression. It's a fool's errand.

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The subjects of revenue sharing and fixing the alleged performance disparity between "large-market" and "small-market" teams won't go away. This despite the stellar performance of the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's, teams once firmly entrenched in the "small-market" camp. Indeed, to listen to WEEI (the great sports-talk radio station in Boston), one would come to believe that Boston had suddenly dumped a half a million people into the Charles, because it, too, is now a small market in desperate need of shared revenue.

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Everybody's favorite whipping-boy/wonder-agent, Scott Boras, found himself in the news a few times in the past week. Boras is a lightning rod for criticism for no reason other than that he's damn good at what he does. An agent is supposed to represent the interests of his client; that's all. The real or threatened consequences for the team, the game or the fate of the free world are totally irrelevant. Any agent who does not represent the interests of his client faces lawsuits and even jail time.

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When Jim Bowden announced the Barry Larkin signing, he managed to darken the mood slightly by admonishing the fans that they were getting exactly what they wanted...and that they'd have to pay for it. He told fans that ticket prices would be going up, perhaps as early as this season, because of the deal.

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