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Explaining Collective Bargaining in the MLB

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB Players Association (MLBPA) have failed to agree, it seems like a good time to explain what collective bargaining is, and how we got here. To understand the situation that the MLB and the MLBA find themselves in today, it is important to understand the history of collective bargaining in the United States. At the turn of the 20th Century, the United States was in the middle of an extensive industrial revolution. The revolution changed the economy of the US, moving it from a country reliant on farming to one...

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My MLB 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe are just over a week away from hearing the results from the 2022 MLB Hall of Fame Voting. Here are my picks for who should grace the Cooperstown stage in July: Barry Bonds While this might be a controversial selection due to the steroid allegations, Barry Bonds gave more to the game than he took away from it. How can the Home Run King be left out of baseball’s greatest stage? It might be tough for Bonds to make the 75 percent threshold which is why I am putting a theoretical vote for his name....

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The BBWAA should be ashamed of themselves.

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe time has come yet again for baseball Twitter to spend the next several months eviscerating the Baseball Writers Association of America, also known as the BBWAA, and rightfully so. Even though the deserved criticism will be intensified due to the lockout, year after year the BBWAA lets down the entire baseball world by ignoring deserving players in favor of creating a popularity contest, wasting their selections on “strategic” votes, and taking a delusional moral high ground so unprecedented that it appears nowhere else in sports. Why are these issues inherently problematic? Let me explain. In...

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Why the Mets were right to sign Scherzer

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Mets have added another superstar after agreeing to a 3 year deal worth $130 million with RHP Max Scherzer. While the Mets are taking a gamble for giving so much money to a 37-year-old, it was still the right move to make. The Mets rotation has gotten a lot better Scherzer is going to be slotted into the second spot of the rotation behind Jacob deGrom and in front of Taijuan Walker. Carlos Carrasco will likely be the 4th starter, with either David Peterson or Tylor Megill rounding it out. This rotation has a lot...

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The top-5 David Ortiz moments ever

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs the MLB offseason came to a screeching halt with the inevitable lockout, baseball fans aren’t feeling too great. Let’s take a look at Big Papi’s greatest moments to ease the offseason blues… unless you are a Yankees fan of course! 5. Red Sox Home Run Record There is no doubt that Ortiz is one of the greatest Red Sox players of all time. He cemented this title when he broke Jimmie Foxx’s single-season Red Sox home run record in 2006 against the Twins. It was only fitting that he had this signature moment against the...

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