Major League Baseball return brings sense of normalcy

Baseball is back. And that is all that matters. Getting baseball back was a long and sometimes frustrating process – longer and more frustrating, surely, than anyone would have liked. This is not how anybody wanted to spend the beginning of March, that’s for sure. We’re supposed to spend this month watching players stretching in … Read more

MLB, MLBPA agree to CBA

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, paving the way for the 2022 regular season to begin on April 7. The CBA was ratified by the owners with a unanimous 30-0 vote on Thursday evening. If it is ratified, both sides must then … Read more

Jackie Robinson’s 75th anniversary may be the only hope to save season

Perhaps honoring Jackie Robinson’s memory is the last way to save most of the major league season. The owners and the players can use a unifying force, and if one of the most important Americans and baseball’s sacred date cannot provide that connective tissue, well, then wake me up for Opening Day in May or … Read more

Cardinals top prospects high expectations 2022.

JUPITER, Fla. – As he does every night before bed, Matthew Liberatore cleared his brain, slowed down his breathing and worked to get himself into an optimal state of mind. Once there, the 22-year-old left-hander visualized himself standing tall on the mound and throwing strike after strike on the first day of the Cardinals’ Minor … Read more

Players agree to shift restrictions, larger bases and a pitch clock

The shift was never the problem.Illustration: Shutterstock Negotiations in MLB didn’t really get any better yesterday. There was buzz that the players gave up even more in their quest to get the luxury tax threshold raised, even though they still haven’t really asked for any guarantee that more than a few teams would even approach … Read more

Baseball’s Labor Problem Has a Familiar Culprit: Taxes

JUPITER, Fla. — Major League Baseball players went on strike in 1994 to stop owners from implementing a salary cap. They refused to budge as the World Series was canceled and stood firm for 232 days, in the face of public outcry, to block an artificial constraint on what free agents could earn. Management lost … Read more