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05-29

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

04-26

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Expanded Horizons: An Hour with Marvin Miller
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Tommy Bennett

01-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Roger Abrams
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David Laurila

01-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Arbitration Process
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Thomas Gorman

10-04

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Contractual Matters: Market Corrections
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Jeff Euston

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
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David Laurila

10-15

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Tweaking the Talent System
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Kiley McDaniel

05-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Take Me Out of the Hall Game
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Jay Jaffe

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Prospectus Q&A: Roger Abrams
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David Laurila

10-24

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The Ledger Domain: The Impact of the Fantasy Stats Ruling
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Maury Brown

08-30

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Schrodinger's Bat: Tilting the Playing Field
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Dan Fox

07-18

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The Big Picture: Whose Commissioner?
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David Pinto

04-11

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BP Kings Update
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Ben Murphy

02-26

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Grumpy Old Men
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Jay Jaffe

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

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
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Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

10-11

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day One
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Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Matchups: October Musings
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Jim Baker

10-05

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Two
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Joe Sheehan

08-14

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The Ledger Domain: The Fantasy Stats Case Ruling and Its Repercussions
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Maury Brown

06-05

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The Ledger Domain: Walter O'Malley and Marvin Miller For the Hall of Fame
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Maury Brown

07-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: Book Review, Scout's Honor
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Nate Silver

01-31

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The Arbitration Process
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Thomas Gorman

12-08

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Steroids in Baseball
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Will Carroll

07-02

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Casey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?
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Steven Goldman

10-12

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Call It In The Air!
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Dave Pease

12-13

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The Greatest Home Run Hitters of All Time
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James Kushner

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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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Tommy attends a panel marking the 40th anniversary of the 1972 strike and returns with tales of the Players Association's past.

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Talking arbitration with long-time baseball arbitrator, professor, and author Roger Abrams.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

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

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

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October 4, 2010 8:00 am

Contractual Matters: Market Corrections

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Jeff Euston

Changes to the free agency calendar pave the way for the next round of labor talks.

Ever since arbitrators ruled that baseball’s owners had acted in concert to fix prices for talent for three years in the late ‘80s, collusion has loomed near the surface of the game’s labor relations.

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Revisiting a conversation with the long-time official scorer in Boston.

Chaz Scoggins has been the primary official scorer at Fenway Park for over 30 years. A long-time sportswriter for The Lowell Sun and a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, Scoggins sat down for this interview in December 2004.

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October 15, 2009 12:45 pm

Tweaking the Talent System

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Kiley McDaniel

Hard-slotting, appeasing the NCAA, and a possible golden age for college baseball.

Last week, I kicked off this series by laying out the facts about the looming CBA negotiations and how the draft could be affected. When speaking with executives and agents, it quickly becomes obvious that the sides have different assumptions about what the draft should accomplish. There are clear-cut party lines where agents and executives will disagree, just like some small- and large-market clubs are sure to differ.

An AL executive put some of these assumptions in perspective: "The fewer restrictions there are for the club to get the player they want, the better. Trading picks moves us closer to that. If [Stephen] Strasburg isn't the best guy for the Nationals, they can trade down and get value as opposed to passing, getting nothing in return and being killed in the media." This sounds like what I talked about last week; if we assume hard-slotting is in place, teams like trading picks because it allows "smart teams to be smart" and leverage their valuations and strategies.

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Marvin Miller wants no part of an invitation to Cooperstown.

The Hall of Fame was in the headlines last week, and not just because the retirement of Mike Piazza kindled the inevitable debate over the catcher's Cooperstown credentials. No, an even more deserving honoree made waves via what was almost certainly a first: a request to the voters not to be elected.

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April 13, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Roger Abrams

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David Laurila

Talking arbitration with long-time baseball arbitrator, professor, and author, Roger Abrams.

The Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, Roger Abrams has been a baseball salary arbitrator since 1986. A former scholar-in-residence at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Abrams is the author of four books, including Legal Bases: Baseball and the Law, and Money Pitch: Baseball Free Agency and Salary Arbitration. David talked to Abrams about the baseball arbitration process, including who is eligible, what can and cannot be argued at a hearing, and why arbitration works.

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October 24, 2007 12:00 am

The Ledger Domain: The Impact of the Fantasy Stats Ruling

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Maury Brown

The legal setback for MLBAM over the use of player names in fantasy sports could lead to a Supreme Court showdown.

In baseball parlance, MLB Advanced Media is in the bottom of the ninth with two outs in their legal case with CBC Distribution and Marketing Inc., the fantasy sports company that has been fighting for the rights to use player names in conjunction with their statistics without paying a fee to MLBAM for licensing. On Tuesday, October 16th, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis ruled 2-1 upheld a lower court decision in favor of CBC, based on First Amendment rights, delivering yet another blow to MLBAM's legal case. "The decision is a big win for us. It is a big win for the fantasy sports industry, as well as entrepreneurs of the World," said CDM Fantasy Sports' Vice President Charlie Wiegert. "It's a win for all the underdogs. All the Davids who have a war with a Goliaths."

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August 30, 2007 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: Tilting the Playing Field

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Dan Fox

Returning to a subject from this past winter, Dan digs in to discuss the all-time greats.

"It is the best game because the players look like us. They are not seven feet tall, they don’t weigh 350 pounds, and they don’t bench-press 650. We can relate to them. We can see them—they’re not obscured by some hideous face mask, and they don’t play behind a wall of Plexiglas—we can touch them and we can feel them. I see Greg Maddux with his shirt off, with his concave chest and no discernible muscles, and I marvel: This is one of the six greatest pitchers in the history of the game? I see Tony Gwynn with his shirt off and I see a short, fat guy with the smallest hands I've ever seen on an athlete, and I wonder: 'This is the best hitter since Ted Williams?'...They are regular guys, at least most of them, who just happen to be really, really good at something that everyone else is not."
--Tim Kurkjian, from chapter one of Is This a Great Game, or What?: From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head--My 25 Years in Baseball


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July 18, 2007 12:00 am

The Big Picture: Whose Commissioner?

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David Pinto

The Age of Bud won't last forever. What do we do when it ends?

In a recent post at my blog on Mark Cuban's interest in buying the Cubs, this comment caught my attention:

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