Found November 18, 2011 on Baseball Musings:
PLAYERS: Ken Rosenthal
Ken Rosenthal reports that the new collective bargaining agreement is complete and will be announced Monday: The new agreement will not be perfect; several GMs already are livid over the new restraints on draft spending. Other details, including the creation of two additional wild-card playoff berths, also are certain to spark debate. But while reasonable people can disagree over parts of the deal, the players and owners at least understand that no issue is big enough to bring down the entire sport. So much has changed since the days when the owners pushed clumsily for a salary cap, or something close to it, driving a wedge between the two sides. The union, created by the single-minded vision of Marvin Miller, was unyielding. The owners, meanwhile, were divided between big markets and small, creating additional problems. As it turned out, the owners never got a cap, unlike their brethren in other professional sports leagues. But together with the union, they created greater parity ...

MLB Players and Owners Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the players and owners have come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new deal is expected to be announced on Monday. Original Post 1:00 PM Over the past couple of weeks, I have heard some of the news that has surfaced from the MLB labor negotiations, but I didn’t hear many of the details. Thankfully, my roommate shed...

Players and Owners reach new labor deal

#bbpBox_137317230764498945 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_137317230764498945 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sources: Baseball labor deal is done. Announcement Monday. #MLBabout 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite@Ken_RosenthalKen Rosenthal #bbpBox_137318002591924224 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_137318002591924224 a...

(Updated) Changes In New CBA: HGH Testing, Qualifying Offers, Elias Rankings Ditched

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement is chock full of big changes.Major League Baseball will begin testing for human growth hormone (HGH) beginning in February as part of the new collective bargaining agreement. MLB is the first of the four major sports to now employ blood testing of its players. MLB already conducts random...

Barmes nearing deal with Bucs; where do Brewers look next?

The Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be on the verge of signing free agent shortstop Clint Barmes to a multi-year deal, likely taking another free agent option off the list for the Brewers. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers and Giants were both in play, but it sounds like the Pirates were willing to make the bigger commitment (Jon Heyman says 2 years, $11 million). Barmes'...

Rosenthal: Pirates leaders for Clint Barmes

Ken Rosenthal tweets this afternoon that the Pirates appear to be the leaders to sign the services of Clint Barmes this winter to what would likely be a two-year deal. The Brewers and Giants are also in the mix. Barmes was a pretty good player for the Astros last year, turning in some impressive glovework at shortstop with just a hint of pop (12 homers). On the whole, though, I...

Pirates In The Lead For Barmes; Two-Year Deal Likely

The Pirates appear to be in the lead for Clint Barmes, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The Giants and Brewers have also been involved, and the free agent shortstop is likely to get a two-year contract. Barmes, 33 in March, hit just .244/.312/.386 with a dozen homers for the Astros last season, but his primary value comes from his defensive skills. The various...

Papi In Baltimore, Prince In Italy, And Assorted Other Hot Stove Developments

Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever **** Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT ******* STOVE!!! More »

Owners, Players Reach New CBA

The owners and players have settled on a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement which will be officially announced on Monday, according to Ken Rosenthal of (Twitter links).

Kemp Signing Official

"Ken Rosenthal is my homeboy!" Dodgers finalize Kemp's eight-year deal ( AP photo

Pirates Leaders For Barmes

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are the leaders for infield free agent Clint Barmes.  Rosenthal adds that the Giants and Brewers are both involved, and that a two year deal seems likely. We’ve heard the Pirates and Barmes linked together in the past, although it’s mostly been drawing the line between Barmes wanting a starting shortstop gig and the Pirates having...

Teams Signing Type A Relievers Won't Forfeit Picks

Under the new CBA, teams that sign the remaining Type A relievers will not be forced to surrender draft picks, a source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).  The teams that sign those relievers and certain other Type A free agents will not forfeit draft picks but the teams that lose those players will still receive compensatory picks (from Twitter). This means teams...
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