MLB continues to try to grow the game by restricting fans’ access to it.
Bowie Kuhn and Charlie Finley helped define each other.
Not all potential major leaguers can afford to test themselves.
Why should a free agent be less than free?
Clubs continue to leak information, and players continue to pay for it.
More sophisticated contracts call for more sophisticated analysis.
It wouldn’t take radical changes to make the process fairer, more efficient, and less unpleasant for everyone.
With the CBA negotiations about to take center stage, now is a good time to revisit this piece from The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2016.
Dave Dombrowski is a good general manager with a couple of distinct failings. How has he adjusted to those in his early days with Boston?
A modest proposal to revamp MLB’s schedule.
And how it brought down the reserve clause.
Baseball deserves a better system than it currently has.
Donn Clendenon led a life shaped by strong beliefs and an active mind.
How can a strong performance in the majors in 2014 not get you a job on this side of the Pacific in 2015?
The ultimate struggle between the competing forces of baseball.
There were winners among even the cheapest teams in the last decade.
How baseball’s owners have historically insulated themselves from the risks of the market.
When the time came for peace between the leagues, surprisingly, the AL had most of the leverage.
Before moving to Baltimore, the Orioles/Browns franchise often played to a nearly empty ballpark in St. Louis.
It’s easy to think of Boras – and the players he represents – as the bad guy, but it’s the owners who are the real men behind the curtain.