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07-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 494: Evan Drellich on the Astros' Aiken Pains
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Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine

07-09

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Skewed Left: What the CBA Says About the All-Star Game
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Zachary Levine

05-08

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Skewed Left: The Five Teams That Don't Have to Play by (All of) the Rules
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Zachary Levine

03-27

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Baseball Therapy: The Lessons of Lohse
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Russell A. Carleton

11-02

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The BP Wayback Machine: Changing the Game?
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Joe Sheehan

08-01

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Sobsequy: What We Learned About the Deadline
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Adam Sobsey

07-20

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BP Unfiltered: Alex Anthopoulos Always Checks His Math
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Ben Lindbergh

06-04

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Bizball: Inside the 2012-16 MLB CBA: Minimum Salaries, the Luxury Tax
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Maury Brown

05-29

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Bizball: Inside the 2012-16 CBA: The Luxury Tax Meets the Draft
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Maury Brown

02-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: Cuban Imports
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John Perrotto

01-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Arbitration Process
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Thomas Gorman

03-12

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Transaction Analysis: Import/Export
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Christina Kahrl

08-13

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Defection Alert
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Clay Davenport

11-29

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Schrodinger's Bat: Always Increasing
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Dan Fox

02-15

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International Prospectus
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John Perrotto

11-06

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The Ledger Domain: A Look at the New Collective Bargaining Agreement: Luxury Tax, and Minimum Payroll
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Maury Brown

01-31

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The Arbitration Process
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Thomas Gorman

06-11

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The New CBA, Part II
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Doug Pappas

06-03

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The New CBA, Part I
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Doug Pappas

05-09

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The New CBA
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Doug Pappas

03-04

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Surveying the Authors
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Doug Pappas

09-04

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The Daily Prospectus: Back From a Long Weekend
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Gary Huckabay

09-03

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Prospectus Roundtable: Strike's End
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Baseball Prospectus

07-29

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The Daily Prospectus: A Late Pick-Me-Up
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Joe Sheehan

07-18

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The Daily Prospectus: Leverage
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Joe Sheehan

07-18

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The Daily Prospectus: Leverage
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Joe Sheehan

06-21

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball's Brave New World
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Gary Gillette

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Ben and Zachary talk to Houston Chronicle Astros beat writer Evan Drellich about the Astros' contentious negotiations with no. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken.

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July 9, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: What the CBA Says About the All-Star Game

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Zachary Levine

Even the All-Star Game gets collectively bargained.

We’re six days from the All-Star Game, an event that despite Major League Baseball’s best marketing efforts, you might think is kind of meaningless. We’re five days away from the Home Run Derby, an event that even when put next to the All-Star Game takes on the air of a sideshow, and rarely in a good way.

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Searching for exceptions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Baseball’s two publically accessible governing constitutions send us scrambling to their pages for very different reasons, and usually with very different results.

If you find yourself heading for the rule book, you’re probably doing so in a state of confusion and probably some anger. When you dive into the much weightier collective bargaining agreement, well, first of all, you’re probably also confused. Let’s face it; readers of this site probably don’t have to look up much of what happens in the flow of the game (in the case of the rule book) or the baseball calendar and off-field choreography (in the case of the CBA). But you might be intrigued by what’s in there anyway.

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March 27, 2013 5:00 am

Baseball Therapy: The Lessons of Lohse

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Russell A. Carleton

Does the hard time Kyle Lohse had finding a job suggest that we should change the draft pick compensation system?

He finally signed. Kyle Lohse finally signed with someone, and I hope we all learned something in the process. No, not that his last name is not spelled L-O-S-H-E. There has to be a bigger moral to all of this, right? At the end of every long saga, there's a scene where the characters sit down together and rehash all that has happened, take stock of it, and generate some pithy phrase that encapsulates the whole story.

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Adapting the rules governing free agency might seem like sound policy, but it comes with considerable risk.

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The new CBA includes some changes to the way draft-pick compensation for departed free agents works. Joe Sheehan advised against altering the old system in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Today" column on February 17, 2009.
 


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August 1, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: What We Learned About the Deadline

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Adam Sobsey

With one deadline under the new CBA behind us, can we say anything about what we'll see from future July 31sts?

What do this year’s trade deadline deals tell us about the brave new world of July 31sts to come? Will the expanded playoff format and CBA changes turn out to have made an impact on the way front offices do their non-waiver trading? To an extent, some of the new factors would seem to encourage trading, while others would seem to discourage it. If on balance the amount of activity stays the same, we’re tasked with assessing whether its quality changes.

A few teams are doing what they must do. Sellers like the Astros and Cubs, fighting it out for the coveted no. 1 pick in the draft, are unloading anyone they can unload—drat you, Matt Garza (injury) and Alfonso Soriano (refused trade)!—in exchange for warm young bodies and/or Ben Francisco Cordero. Legit contenders have upgraded further (Angels/Greinke, Tigers/Infante-Sanchez, Dodgers/Ramirez-Victorino-League, etc.).

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The Blue Jays came very close to exceeding their bonus allotment for amateur draft picks.

Under the terms of the new CBA, teams that exceed their annual allotment for amateur draft picks signing bonuses by more than five percent forfeit their first-round pick for the following year. That's a pretty harsh penalty. Up to five percent, though, they simply pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. That might come to a few hundred thousand dollars, which isn't insignificant, but it's nothing compared to the expected value of a first-round pick. So, to recap: going over by less than five percent: potentially costly. Going over by more than five percent: potentially really​ costly.

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Digging deeper into the new CBA.

In Part One of this series on MLB’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the focus was on the changes to the draft system. Today, we look at changes to minimum salaries and the soft-cap via a luxury tax on total player payroll.

Each time a new labor agreement is reached in professional sports, there is invariably the question of, “Who came out on top?” You might be able to say the needle swung slightly one way or the other, but in the end the only real winner is “compromise.”

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Our first look inside the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement

On November 22 of last year, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA did something that the NFL and the NBA could not: reached a new labor agreement without a work stoppage. For those that follow baseball’s labor history, it has become a miraculous run. By the time the current five-year Basic Agreement (read here) expires on December 1, 2016, it will have been 21 years of uninterrupted labor peace.

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As the bidding on Yoenis Cespedes begins in earnest, take a look back at some prior prospects from Cuba who tried to make the major-league leap.

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It's hard to know what to expect from a free agent from Cuba, but as we wait to see what Cespedes will be, we can take a look at how his countrymen fared courtesy of the John Perrotto article reproduced below, which originally ran on February 15, 2007.

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As teams and players settle in arbitration or avoid it entirely, refresh your memory on how the process works.

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March 12, 2010 4:24 pm

Transaction Analysis: Import/Export

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Christina Kahrl

Leslie Anderson, a few cuts, and a few good-byes.

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