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Reports: MLB, players association agree to deal on stoppage

Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening on key economic issues in hopes of salvaging the majority of the 162-game season, multiple media outlets reported, even if it means playing the World Series in late November. On a phone call with upward of 80 players on Thursday, the union voted to accept MLB’s latest proposal, ESPN reported. MLB owners are expected to ratify the deal on a 9 a.m. PT call on Friday. The deal reportedly in...
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Reports: MLB, players union reach tentative deal to salvage 2020 season

Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening on key economic issues in hopes of salvaging the majority of the 162-game season, multiple media outlets reported, even if it means playing the World Series in late November at a neutral site. On a phone call with upward of 80 players on Thursday, the union voted to accept MLB’s latest proposal, ESPN reported. MLB owners are expected to ratify the deal on a 9 a.m. PT call on Friday. The ...
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Major League Baseball, players union reach tentative agreement to salvage 2020 season

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA reached a tentative agreement on key economic issues in hopes of salvaging the majority of the 162-game season.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Yankees decide to stay in Florida during spring training suspension

George A. King III reports that the Yankees unanimously voted to remain at their spring training facility in Tampa to keep working out. As we wrote earlier, the league and the MLBPA reached an agreement to allow players to go home if they desire to do so. Yet as Yankees union player rep Zack Britton tells King, the Bronx Bombers will stay in Florida.
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MLBPA denies Rob Manfred's claim that union blocked Astros interviews until players had immunity

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred attempted to clear the air yet again on Tuesday about his office's handling of Houston Astros' cheating scandal, but one point of contention has triggered a public disagreement with the MLB Players Association. During his news conference on Tuesday, Manfred said his office told the union it was not ruling out disciplinary measure for players as it began its investigation into the Astros in November. According to Manfred, that triggered a s...
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for 'disrespectful' comment about World Series trophy

Rob Manfred apologized for referring to the Commissioner's Trophy as 'a piece of metal' and discussed the MLBPA's role in the Astros investigation.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Rob Manfred apologizes for ‘piece of metal’ remark, explains why players were granted ‘blanket immunity’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It has not been a good few days for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Possibly the best player in the history of one sport (Mike Trout) called the sign-stealing scandal surrounding the Houston Astros “sad” and said the punishment wasn’t enough. Possibly the best player in the history of an entirely different sport (LeBron James) piled on, calling the commissioner out on Twitter on Tuesday to do something about the “disgusted, mad, hurt, broken” players in his sport – many of whom...
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Give World Series titles to Dodgers? L.A. City Council will take up that question Tuesday

Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Gilbert Cedillo will urge the full council to pass a resolution Tuesday, Jan. 21, to ask Major League Baseball to award the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles to the Dodgers. Koretz and Cedillo will speak about their effort at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Rick Orlov Memorial Media Center, on the third floor of City Hall, prior to the City Council’s vote. MLB officials concluded last week that the Houston Astros used a camera to illicitly steal signs from oppos...
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MLB, MLBPA dismiss wild claims that Mike Trout received exemption for HGH

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA released a joint statement Friday dismissing claims that Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for Human Growth Hormone (HGH). The statement reads: The MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Prevention Program is administered independently and transparently by the parties' jointy appointed Independent Program Administrator (IPA). In his annual report, the IPA discloses publicly the Theraputic Use Exemptions (TUEs) granted to ...
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LA city councilmen to MLB: Give our Dodgers two championships, please

There’s no crying in baseball, but there could be government action. Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Gilbert Cedillo introduced a resolution on Wednesday, Jan. 15, asking Major League Baseball to award the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles to the Dodgers. The league concluded this week that the Houston Astros used a camera to illicitly steal signs from opposing catchers during the 2017 season, which ended with the Astros defeating the Dodgers in the World Series. According to the lea...
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Report: MLBPA files grievance against Yankees on behalf of Jacoby Ellsbury to recoup $26 million

The Major League Baseball Players Association has reportedly filed a grievance against the New York Yankees on behalf of Jacoby Ellsbury, according to the Associated Press. The grievance is over his contract, specifically the final $26 million owed to Ellsbury that the MLBPA is trying to recoup. Ellsbury hasn't played since 2017 and was released in November, with one year remaining on the seven-year, $153 million contract he signed with the Yankees in December 2013.
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Marvin Miller's Hall Of Fame Election Causes A Frenzied Chase For His Rare Baseball Cards

The late Marvin Miller will finally become a Baseball Hall of Famer in 2020 after the Modern Baseball Era Committee selected the former MLBPA director along with long-time catcher Ted Simmons for enshrinement during their December vote. Despite his revolutionary standing in baseball's archives, he missed the cut on multiple veterans committee Hall of Fame votes. In 2008, Miller wrote the Baseball Writers' Association of America asking to no longer consider his candidacy. “I find myself...
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RedBird Capital invests in OneTeam

RedBird Capital Partners has made a “significant” investment in the newly launched Washington, D.C. and New York-based OneTeam Partners LLC, which will help athletes maximize the value of their name, image and likeness rights. No financial terms were disclosed. RedBird launched OneTeam in partnership with The National Football League Players Association and the Major League Baseball Players Association. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, November 18, 2019 – The National Football League Playe...
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Inside the Dodgers: 5 takeaways from Andrew Friedman’s postseason press conference

Editor’s note: This is the Oct. 15 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman addressed the media for 28 minutes Monday morning. You can watch the complete press conference here. It’s not mandatory viewing before diving into this newsletter, though I’ll try to expand on some things Friedman said, and some things he left unsaid. The major takeaways: 1. Dave Roberts is returning. In l...
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The MLB players union can make up lost ground by getting more for its non-stars

What can the MLBPA do about declining payrolls? It can start by compelling owners to ante up for the lowest-paid players.
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MLBPA COO McGuiness resigns after 5 years

After serving five years as chief operations officer of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Kevin McGuiness has resigned. He is replaced by Xavier D. James, who had been his deputy.
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Kevin McGuiness quits MLBPA, replaced by Xavier James

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin McGuiness has resigned after five years as chief operations officer of the Major League Baseball Players Association and been replaced by Xavier D. James, who had been his deputy. James, 51, was hired by the union last year after working as lawyer for gospel singer DeLeon Richards Sheffield, the wife […]
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Union scolds MLB for awarding arbitration 'belt'

The MLBPA isn't happy with Major League Baseball for awarding a toy belt to the team that is deemed to having done the best in salary arbitration, calling it "a blatant lack of disrespect."
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Rules aren't the changes players really want

MLB and the MLBPA agreed to a number of tweaks in the game, but a larger battle is brewing as the players seek fundamental economic changes.
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Sources: MLB prepared to ditch clock until 2022

As part of a wide-ranging proposal sent to MLBPA on Tuesday, Major League Baseball is prepared to scuttle the implementation of a pitch clock until at least 2022, sources told ESPN.
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Alexander: The older you are, the colder MLB’s Free Agent Freeze II is

Charlie Finley was way ahead of his time, evidently. The innovative, eccentric owner of the Oakland A’s, who died in 1996, was the first owner to lose a free agent (Catfish Hunter to the Yankees in the winter of ’74). He was the first to conduct a fire sale when true free agency arrived in 1976, trading Reggie Jackson and Ken Holtzman to Baltimore during spring training and then attempting to sell Joe Rudi, Rollie Fingers and Vida Blue in cash transactions. The commissioner, Bowie Kuhn, blocked ...
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Angels players ‘engaged’ in meeting with union head after frustrating winter for players

TEMPE, Ariz. >> The Angels were the first team to get a crack at officially voicing their concerns over a winter of discontent to the head of the Major League Players’ Association. Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA, began his annual tour of the 30 spring training camps with a visit to the Angels before their workout on Thursday. Clark characterized the Angels players as “engaged,” after a winter in which there were continued complaints from players around the majors about the slow pace of the free a...
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MLBPA's Clark: Some teams don't justify tickets

Players' union head Tony Clark said baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that players have failed to adjust their economic demands during free agency.
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Dahl becomes MLBPA communications head; Crasnick hired

Chris Dahl has been promoted to director of communications of the Major League Baseball Players Association, a position that had been open since Greg Bouris resigned last February            [Author: AP]
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Braves win grievance filed on behalf of top draft pick Carter Stewart

The Atlanta Braves selected high school pitcher Carter Stewart with the number eight overall pick in the 2018 draft. Then, after the draft, the Braves gave Stewart a below-slot signing bonus offer, claiming that they found problems with his wrist in his post-draft physical (draftees cannot be given medical examinations by MLB clubs before being picked). Stewart ended up rejecting the offer and the MLBPA filed a grievance against the Braves on Stewart's behalf.
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Olney: Can union chief find a way to fire up the hot stove?

Yet again, veteran players aren't faring well in free agency. It might be up to MLBPA boss Tony Clark to provide some creative solutions.
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Rebuilding teams, attendance has MLBPA worried

Baseball players are concerned the Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and might be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs.
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J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts earn MLBPA awards

J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts earn MLBPA awards originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe trophies may never stop coming for the 2018 Red Sox, as J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts took home two more on Tuesday.Major League Baseball's Players Association
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Clark's contract as head of MLBPA extended

The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended the contract of executive director Tony Clark through 2022, a year past the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement with Major League Baseball.
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Replaceable? Red Sox adviser draws players' ire

Comments by Red Sox adviser Bill James that today's baseball players are easily replaceable drew the ire of MLBPA executive director Tony Clark and several major leaguers.
Tags: Baseball, Red Sox, Tony Clark, Bill James, MLBPA