The Braves are about to give us a deeper look into the finances of a baseball franchise. What we learn from them could illuminate the upcoming CBA negotiations.
The attention paid to Kris Bryant’s service time foreshadows the major issues facing owners and players in the next CBA negotiations.
Even the All-Star Game gets collectively bargained.
Searching for exceptions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Blue Jays came very close to exceeding their bonus allotment for amateur draft picks.
After any article in which I include a toss-off reference to politics, like calling our president “President-by-court-order,” I get a lot of email that says, essentially, that I shouldn’t talk about politics. For those of you in this group, I’m going to get to baseball here in about four paragraphs.
Baseball is steeped in politics. The issues of tax burden and allocation: is it right to build a stadium for a team, and what good (if any) does it for the city? Labor relations and the roles of unions in the modern economy.
To test your mettle, we’re offering a quiz on contraction. Let’s see how closely you’ve been paying attention and how well you understand the new math that Major League Baseball has unveiled during its current round of labor negotiations.