Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

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News from the wire about this coming offseason’s qualifying offer: Teams have been told that at the qualifying offer to free agents this offseason will be in the $18 million range, maybe $18.1 million. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 20, 2017 This is about a million dollars more than last Continue reading Are You Qualified? New CBA Edition

With Dexter Fowler signed, Chicago Cubs get a modest bump in their bonus pool

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Last time, on Cubs Trek, the Next Generation: According to BA’s account of the bonus pools, the Cubs only get $2,245,100 to spend in the Rule 4 draft, and $2,063,100 for international free agents.  This is a total of $4,308,200 to acquire talent to keep the pipeline flowing. Tonight, the Baltimore Orioles restructured Continue reading With Dexter Fowler signed, Chicago Cubs get a modest bump in their bonus pool

The Looming CBA Negotiations

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With the current collective bargaining agreement expiring this coming December, we’re all on alert for how Major League Baseball and the MLBPA will negotiate the next CBA to maintain the long-standing labor peace.  Via the MLB Trade Rumors folks, I read the interview between the Associated Press and MLBPA head Continue reading The Looming CBA Negotiations

Are You Qualified? (2015 Edition)

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Well well…the deadline has passed, and it appears all the qualifying offers are in: Brett Anderson, SP (Dodgers) Wei-Yin Chen, SP (Orioles) Chris Davis, 1B (Orioles) Ian Desmond, SS (Nationals) Marco Estrada, SP (Blue Jays) Dexter Fowler, OF (Cubs) Yovani Gallardo, SP (Rangers) Alex Gordon, OF (Royals) Zack Greinke, SP Continue reading Are You Qualified? (2015 Edition)

More crap for Bud Selig to deal with

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I mostly wrote this because I wanted to test out a few things in the comments section (which you guys should register for our site and use, by the way) but also because Bud Selig’s derp face is unusually funny to me.  Anyway, poor Bud is a busy man, what Continue reading More crap for Bud Selig to deal with