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June 5, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: Suspensions May Loom for Players Connected to Biogenesis Clinic

by Maury Brown

Some 20 players could be suspended for ties to Biogenesis, as the league seeks testimony from Tony Bosch in a case that could have far-reaching financial implications.

May 6, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: The Marlins' Sinking Attendance

by Maury Brown

Jeffrey Loria's club is seeing a historic decline in tickets sold in the second year of its new ballpark.

April 29, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: Baseball's Marketing Problem Isn't Easy to Fix

by Maury Brown

Maury explains the challenges that MLB faces in attracting young and minority fans.

April 22, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: April Showers and Baseball Attendance

by Maury Brown

Rain (and snow) has wreaked havoc on the schedule in the first few weeks, but bad weather isn't always a significant drag on attendance.

March 25, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: MLB, the Boogieman, and the Biogenesis Lawsuit

by Maury Brown

Maury questions the league's decision to press charges stemming from the Biogenesis scandal.

March 4, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: 2013 American League Attendance Projections

by Maury Brown

A look at which way each AL team's attendance will move during the coming season.

February 25, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: A Detailed Look at the Salary Arbitration Class of 2013

by Maury Brown

Maury explains the trend that contributed to this year's dormant hearing season, including quotes from the late Marvin Miller.

February 11, 2013

Premium Article Bizball: Are the Astros Really Losing Money?

by Maury Brown

Jim Crane may have been telling the truth...but not the whole truth.

December 12, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: Yankees' Focus on $189 Million Not Just About the Luxury Tax

by Maury Brown

A look at the multi-fold reasons the Yankees have for getting under the luxury tax threshold by 2014.

December 3, 2012

Bizball: Changes to MLB's Drug Testing Coming After Spike in Testosterone Suspensions

by Maury Brown

A look at the league's evolving approach to PED testing.

November 27, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: Inside the 2012 Postseason Shares

by Maury Brown

A look at the monetary incentive players have to perform well in the postseason.

November 19, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: Marlins Ownership and a History Lesson in Greed

by Maury Brown

A look at Jeffrey Loria and Miami's current financial situation.

November 13, 2012

Bizball: Ranking 10 MLB Relocation and Expansion Markets Shows Why Either is Difficult

by Maury Brown

A look at the ten most likely places for a new MLB club

November 5, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: Sizing Up a Seven-Year, $175 Million Deal for Josh Hamilton

by Maury Brown

Will Josh Hamilton find the contract he's looking for this winter? And should be?

October 30, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: 2012 Sees Lowest World Series Ratings, MLB Loses Millions, and Post-Season Shares

by Maury Brown

The 2012 World Series is the lowest-rated ever, but what does that actually mean?

October 23, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: 2012 MLB Postseason Shows Money Matters

by Maury Brown

How important is money when it comes to making a deep run into the playoffs?

October 16, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: The Strange Case of Melky Cabrera Spills Over to His Agency

by Maury Brown

A look at how agencies may share in the responsibility of PED use.

October 8, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: Inside 2012 MLB Attendance, Plus Postseason TV Ratings Update

by Maury Brown

Maury looks at 2012's attendance winners and losers as well as some early postseason ratings.

October 2, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: Do the Dodgers Really Have a "Secret Deal" to Avoid Revenue-Sharing?

by Maury Brown

A look at whether the Dodgers' new regional sports network will help them avoid revenue-sharing duties.

September 24, 2012

Premium Article Bizball: Astros Will Use Money to Pay Down Debt, but Is That a Bad Thing?

by Maury Brown

A look at Houston's decision to use television money to pay down debts instead of putting it toward player payroll.

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