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Jerry Reinsdorf wants more money


" 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


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


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


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


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


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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