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06-18

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-09

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013
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Clint Chisam

06-04

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The Stash List: The Mystery of Super Two Status
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Bret Sayre

06-01

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 1, 2013
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Clint Chisam

05-31

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In A Pickle: The Bunts That Lead to Big Things
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Jason Wojciechowski

05-28

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The Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-Realism
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Bret Sayre

05-21

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The Stash List: Jurickson Profar's Valedictorian Speech
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Bret Sayre

05-15

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The Stash List: The Bad Teams With a Plan
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Bret Sayre

05-07

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six
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Josh Shepardson

05-06

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The Stash List: Pitchers Versus Position Players
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Bret Sayre

04-29

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-29

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Bizball: Baseball's Marketing Problem Isn't Easy to Fix
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Maury Brown

04-29

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The Stash List: Seeing What You Want to See
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Bret Sayre

04-25

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013
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Clint Chisam

04-22

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The Stash List: First Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: Beware of Young Catchers
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Paul Sporer

04-16

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Free Agent Watch: American League, Week Three
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Paul Singman

04-06

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 6, 2013
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Clint Chisam and Joe Hamrahi

03-01

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50
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Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

02-15

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Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation Brew
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Harry Pavlidis

01-30

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Wezen-Ball: The 1948 World Series, Game1: A Radio Diary
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Larry Granillo

01-22

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)
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Jason Martinez

01-09

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Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Jack Morris
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Larry Granillo

11-19

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Bizball: Marlins Ownership and a History Lesson in Greed
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Maury Brown

11-13

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

10-08

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Bizball: Inside 2012 MLB Attendance, Plus Postseason TV Ratings Update
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Maury Brown

09-11

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 9/11/12
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Michael Street

08-31

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Wezen-Ball: Do You See Every Pitch of Every Game?
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Larry Granillo

08-09

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BP Announcements: The Call-Up 2012 UPDATED
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Joe Hamrahi

08-07

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 8/7/12
by
Michael Street

05-30

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Value Picks: Relief Pitchers for 5/30/12
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Dan Mennella

05-22

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/22/12
by
Michael Street

05-01

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/1/12
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Michael Street

04-03

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Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 4/3/12
by
Michael Street

03-27

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Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/26/12
by
Michael Street

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
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Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-28

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Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-23

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Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-22

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-20

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

02-10

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The Stats Go Marching In: What Are the Rays Expecting from Jose Molina?
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Max Marchi

02-07

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The Lineup Card: 11 Times Small Sample Sizes Steered Us Wrong
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Baseball Prospectus

01-24

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Overthinking It: The Player Popularity Test
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Ben Lindbergh

01-19

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The BP Wayback Machine: Roger Abrams
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David Laurila

01-19

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On the Beat: The Arbitration Preview Edition
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John Perrotto

01-16

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Prospectus Roundtable: Can Anyone Close?
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Baseball Prospectus

01-16

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part II
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Jay Jaffe

01-13

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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
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Jonathan Bernhardt

01-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
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Jay Jaffe

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June 18, 2013 4:25 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 18, 2013.

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June 9, 2013 7:32 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 9, 2013.

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June 4, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: The Mystery of Super Two Status

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Bret Sayre

Wil Myers, Zack Wheeler, and other top prospects might soon graduate from the list, as the projected Super Two cutoff could pass before the end of the week.

For all of the talk about Super Two status, as it relates to calling up prospects, there is still a ton of uncertainty about what this means in a tangible manner. Putting it simply, when a player finishes a season between two and three years of service time, he can qualify for an extra year of arbitration if he is within the top 22 percent of players in that range. This means that whether a player called up this season will qualify for Super Two status will not be known until after the 2015 season. Essentially, teams are just guessing (in an educated manner) what that deadline will be three years down the road.

Since this is going to be the second year of the new CBA, which moved the cut off from 17 percent to 22 percent, we only have one year of data to go off of in order to get an idea of the timing mechanism. On June 8, 2010, Stephen Strasburg and Giancarlo Stanton both made their major-league debuts and have accumulated service time every day since. Both superstars missed the Super Two cut-off by about a week of service time (they each had 2.118 years and the cutoff was 2.139 years). Which means that if the 2015 cutoff is the same as the one from 2012, guys like Wil Myers and Zack Wheeler could come up tomorrow without their teams having to worry about that pesky extra year of arbitration eligibility.

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June 1, 2013 8:04 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 1, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 1, 2013.

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May 31, 2013 11:13 am

In A Pickle: The Bunts That Lead to Big Things

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Jason Wojciechowski

Some bunts are followed by big innings, believe it or not.

When nerds (your humble narrator included!) argue about bunting, they often rely on a metaphor that's barely a metaphor but is really a way of comparing baseball to other sports. In basketball and football and hockey and rugby and lacrosse and sometimes ultimate frisbee, there is a clock, an explicit timekeeping device used to mark the end of the match (or segment of the match) and how near it draws. If the score on the pitch is 13 to 2 and the hard time cap of 40 minutes is just 90 seconds away, well, it's physically impossible to score that many points in that little time, even for Reggie Miller. Baseball, by contrast, has no clock, only outs. If you have fewer runs than the other team once you use up your 27 outs, you lose. Outs are thus analogized to time, with the idea being that intentionally taking precious units off the clock is not a winning gambit.

The metaphor alludes to the infinitude of baseball, the idea that there's nothing in the rules preventing a game from happening to the end of time in a different way than in timed sports. In basketball, a game could have infinite overtimes, but there's something about the clock starting over every five minutes that feels distinct from the infinite baseball game—I think it's the visual image of an endlessly tied basketball game, where the clock loops back to five minutes again at the completion of each overtime, that makes it feel finite, just a circle that we can hold in our hands and our minds, not a line (score) extending out past our contemplation the way a baseball game does.

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May 28, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-Realism

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Bret Sayre

The Dodgers skipper may be excited about the minor-league production of his organization's top prospects, but neither ranks among Bret's top 25.

I would be remiss not to talk about this past week’s strangest story, at least as far as potential call-ups from the minor leagues are concerned. On Wednesday, Don Mattingly said that the Dodgers had “internal conversations” about calling up top prospects Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson from Double-A Chattanooga.

The way I see it, there are a few different plausible ways this could have gone down. The first is that Mattingly forgot that these two prospects were outfielders and thought they could shore up the Dodgers’ tenuous (that’s being kind) infield situation. The second is that Mattingly brought their names up as a joke to lighten the mood after another Dodgers loss, and then poked a few holes in his Andre Ethier voodoo doll before muttering something under his breath about grit. The final option is that after watching Juan Uribe, Nick Punto, Luis Cruz, and Dee Gordon play for the last eight weeks, he’s just given up on the idea of a traditional infield and instead wanted to go with a five-man outfield.

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May 21, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Jurickson Profar's Valedictorian Speech

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Bret Sayre

With the Rangers' top prospect moving up to the big leagues, Wil Myers takes over his spot atop the list.

"Fellow prospects, rehabbers, suspension servers and major leaguers awaiting the roles you were meant to fill,


The Stash List has not only been a place for all of us to be highlighted for our potential, but a community for the nearly famous. As we toil the baseball earth searching for a path to glory, we are subject to its whims. The injuries we played through, the bus rides we shared, the per diems we blew through at fast food joints, the dizzy bat races (ALL THE DIZZY BAT RACES)—it all leads to this.


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May 15, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: The Bad Teams With a Plan

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Bret Sayre

The Astros, Marlins, and Mets are all prospect hotbeds, but each team has taken a different approach with its young players, several of whom highlight this week's list.

It’s getting to be that time of year where you can start weeding out the non-contenders from the eventual non-contenders. And for those franchises, it means decisions about when to call up their prospects. Through Monday, there were five teams with a winning percentage at .400 or below—but for the purposes of this discussion, I’m going to throw out the Blue Jays and the Angels. Both of those teams were expected to be division contenders, and they both have too much talent to be this bad the whole year and nothing coming on the farm (at least in the near future).

But those three remaining teams (the Astros, Marlins, and Mets) are not going to be contending at any point this season, and have strong prospects in the upper minors. However, each organization has treated their top guys differently. The Marlins are apparently just throwing caution to the wind, as they have both Jose Fernandez and Marcell Ozuna on their active roster—both of whom ended the 2012 season in High-A. The Astros, on the other hand, appear to be letting their prospects marinate until they are closer to a contention window. They have Jarred Cosart throwing well in Triple-A and George Springer absolutely killing it at Double-A, but I don’t expect to see either any time soon. Finally, the Mets have been burdened recently by financial constraints, so it was no shock to see the reports break that Zack Wheeler would be kept down in the minors until the Super Two deadline passes. The same would have been true for Travis d’Arnaud if he had stayed healthy enough for it to matter.

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May 7, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Six

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Josh Shepardson

Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon races to the top of this week's list of possible reinforcements for your fantasy roster.

Dee Gordon, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
Ownership: ESPN: 17.7% Yahoo!: 24% CBS: 38%
2013 Stats: 2 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 SB, .429 AVG

The Dodgers, and their fan base, are likely crying uncle at this point. They are hurting. Less than one week after being activated from the disabled list, Hanley Ramirez suffered another injury that required a return to the DL. His injury prompted the team to promote Gordon from Triple-A, where he hit .314 with 14 stolen bases in 16 attempts through 25 games.



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May 6, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Pitchers Versus Position Players

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Bret Sayre

Bret explains why the list has featured more pitchers than hitters in its early weeks, and then reveals this week's top 25.

You might have noticed that, since this list has started, there have consistently been more pitchers than position players on it. This week is no different, as there are 15 pitchers and only 10 hitters. The reason for that is pretty simple—while pitching is more plentiful on the waiver wire than position players are, the stars need to align a little more for a bat stashed away on your bench to actively contribute value to any given fantasy team. If you had Anthony Rendon on your bench prior to his initial call-up, and you also had Adrian Beltre entrenched as your third baseman, you’re going to need to pull off a trade to capitalize on Rendon’s value. Of course, the owner with Beltre at the hot corner is less likely to be stashing a fellow third baseman anyway, which only furthers the point.

It’s rare to find an owner who couldn’t use more pitching on his/her roster (or at least an upgrade over the worst active member of their staff). When you’re dealing with individual positions, the barriers to entry for value make deciding whom to stash a different proposition. So while I’m saying that in a vacuum, Mike Zunino has more value than Anthony Rendon for the rest of this season, roster makeup can play a large role in determining who is more valuable to your specific team. And since the liquidity of these rookies can vary widely from league to league and owner to owner, points are docked for the lack of flexibility that may come with housing a hitter.

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April 29, 2013 6:07 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 29, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for April 29, 2013.

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April 29, 2013 5:00 am

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

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Maury Brown

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

Whether it was the release of the movie“42,” the anniversary of Hank Aaron surpassing Babe Ruth as the all-time home run leader, or one of many articles each year telling baseball it has an “issue,” Major League Baseball decided recently it was time to create a task force to deal with the decline of African-Americans at the highest levels of the game. Baseball, like other professional sports leagues, likes to create this type of task force. It shows that the league cares, and well meaning be damned, is often stocked with people that likely aren’t difference-makers. Recommendations will be made, but they will be around things that don’t get at the heart of the matter, because those things are difficult—if not impossible—to fix.

The “problem” isn’t really a problem in the way that MLB’s task force is likely to look at it. It’s about the change in society, the growth of other sports, the power of television, the internet, how fast players can transition, the growth of other minority groups now playing the game, and, yes, marketing.

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