Apr 11, 2013
Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to make $29 million this season. For the thirteenth consecutive season, he'll be the highest paid player in all of baseball. Obviously, he's no longer worth anywhere near that amount of money – even if he wasn't likely to miss half the season with hip surgery, he's a shadow of the player he once was, when he received the 10-year, $275 million contract in 2008.
Apr 07, 2013
There is always Jackie Robinson. In an era when truly esteemed sports role models are few and far between, surrounded by the likes of fallen heroes Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, and Lance Armstrong, sports fans can always remind themselves that Jackie Robinson, by all accounts one of the most decent, genuine men to ever walk the earth, was a hero.
Apr 03, 2013
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Mar 31, 2013
In case you had not heard, Major League baseball's new collective bargaining agreement is much more stringent than previous additions. With restrictions on international underage free agent spending, strict draft spending caps, and ever-ballooning costs for old, declining free agents, baseball is practically turning itself into the NBA.
Mar 31, 2013
My recent predictions may not have been so hot – though if Florida survives another weekend in the NCAA tournament, I’ll feel better about the smoldering remains of my bracket – but baseball’s a different beast entirely – at 162 games a season, you can expect the cream to rise to the top.
Mar 27, 2013
News broke Sunday that Derek Jeter would likely start the season on the disabled list after being too sore to play in a minor-league game. Jeter's ankle, which he fractured in a playoff game last October, has not yet healed to the point where he's able to play consistently, with stiffness and soreness preventing him from even continuing as a designated hitter.
Mar 06, 2013
World Baseball Classic fever! Have you caught it yet? I can see people stretching for miles and miles down the street, ready for those epic Netherlands v. Chinese Taipei showdowns, as truly, the most important international sporting event of the year...
Mar 06, 2013
Kyle Lohse remains unsigned in March. So, why do you care? Lohse's inability to receive a contract is directly tied to Major League Baseball's draft pick compensation system, which rewards teams who offer a one-year deal extension (arbitration) to "Type-A" players with a compensatory draft pick if they lose that player to free agency.
Mar 06, 2013
The Dodgers, Yankees, Lakers, and Knicks may get all the free spending headlines but some teams still manage to go toe to toe with them on the field. Yet, at first glance that looks like an economic paradox: how can the Tampa Bay Rays perform nearly as well as the Yankees, despite a payroll about 75% smaller than New York's?
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