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Jerry Reinsdorf wants more money

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" Speaking on a panel discussion about baseball in Israel, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was asked by a fan about the possibility of international expansion. He said he'd rather see two teams contracted."

Cubs Attendance Predicted to Increase

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Maury Brown, President of Business of Sports Network is predicting attendance for MLB will increase 5%-8% and includes a Cubs increase as one of the reasons. If you're not already following him on twitter (@BizballMaury), I definitely recommend doing so as he is a great source of information.

Salary Arbitration Hearings: A Blue Jays History And How They Work

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The Toronto Blue Jays haven't had to head to a salary arbitration hearing with a player since 1997, but may have to go to two hearings this February. How has the club done in their previous eight...

Wednesday Rockpile: Examining the New MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement

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Wednesday Rockpile: The New MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement -- the rich get richer, the kids get screwed

The Grass is Greener: Responding to the Pessimism of Bill Simmons

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Bill Simmons shared his belief that baseball is in trouble, citing skepticism about attendance numbers, the absence of larger-than-life personalities, and--an old whipping boy--the length of games....

Restructuring of MLB Blackout Policy Becoming More Remote

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The chances of any movement on the blackout policy becomes ever more remote as the season approaches, and owners deal with a case of tunnel vision regarding economic factors. To place this in perspective, the last owners meetings had George Will talk about the economy, while the blackout policy took a back seat. The sad reality for those living outside of the markets where their favorite team broadcasts is that odds are very good that this year – like the year before, and the year before that – will have the same MLB blackout policy that has aggravated fans shelling out nearly $200 each season with the idea that they will be able to "catch all the action."

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