Found November 23, 2011 on Chicago Breaking Sports:
Talking baseball while hoping the Blackhawks didn’t leave it all at the craps table: 1. From Bud Selig’s perspective, the baseball draft was broken.  To Theo Epstein , however, it was working brilliantly.

Selig deserves credit for innovation, baseball peace

For all the criticism and vitriol absorbed by commissioner Bud Selig (see: 1994 World Series), baseball has become the most stable of the major sports, writes Joe Henderson.

Epstein analyzing Cubs organization

CHICAGO • Theo Epstein has had a month now to try to figure out this Cubs thing.

The new CBA and how it affects the Indians

Bud Selig and Michael Weiner(Photo: AP)Major League Baseball and the Player’s Union unveiled a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) yesterday which will maintain labor peace for at least another five years. When this new agreement expires in 2016 there will have been 21 consecutive years of labor peace in the sport, which is something to be proud of when you consider some...

New draft rules another hurdle for Theo

Phil Rogers: Cubs baseball boss Theo Epstein isn't happy with changes made to the draft under baseball's new collective bargaining agreement that will penalize teams willing to spend big money on top prospects.

How strong is MLB’s new HGH testing plan?

As part of Major League Baseball’s new labor agreement, a new testing requirement for human growth hormone is being instituted. With MLB long having been accurately viewed as a laggard in drug testing among the major sports, Commissioner Bud Selig is now taking bows for what on the surface appears to be an aggressive stance. “It meant a great deal to me personally, and a great...

The Day the Pirates Were Forever Eliminated From Contention

I tried to watch the press conference where Bud Selig announced the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, although it was hard to keep track of the announcement while following all of the details on Twitter.  I didn’t catch every word that was said, so I probably missed an announcement that went something like this: “We’re proud to say that with this new Collective Bargaining...

HGH tests, restraints on amateur bonuses for MLB

NEW YORK - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and union head Michael Weiner smiled and exchanged handshakes while...

New 5-Year CBA Approved; Sweeping Changes to Draft, Playoffs

Major League Baseball’s owners and players have come to a remarkably noncontentious 5-year agreement. Even more remarkable is that the deal was struck with an efficiency that would put the NFL, NBA, and even Congress to shame. After negotiations between Rob Manfred and Michael Weiner (couldn’t ask for a better name combination), mediated by Bud Selig, baseball’s 5-year extension...

Commissioners: Past, Present… and Future

By Bob Owens Recently Bud Selig mentioned that he intends to retire after the 2012 baseball season, forcing the owners and players to find a (suitable) replacement for the first time in 20 years. So I decided to take a brief look at the 9 men who have been commissioner of our nations beloved pastime, and see what kind of backgrounds they had, and if some are better than others...

On the Beat: What Price Labor Peace? by John Perrotto

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association unveiled the latest collective bargaining agreement yesterday afternoon, and it brings numerous changes, many of them major. Before we break down the new CBA, though, let's pause and attempt to digest just how remarkable it is that both sides were able to come to an agreement without the slightest trace...

Highlights From The New CBA

The effects of Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement can't be described within one post, even one as long as this. It will take a while for teams and players to adjust to the game's new conditions, but here's an early look at ten highlights from the CBA (in no particular order): Playoffs may expand in 2012 - If Commissioner Bud Selig gets...
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