MLB player survey sheds light on labor issues

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It’s March 26, yet Kimbrel and Keuchel are as unemployed as they are talented

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Eloy Jiménez’s deal is good for him, better for White Sox, and exposed team’s true intent

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Raising minor-league wages is a plus, but there’s still work to be done

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Major League Baseball is likely tired of all of the discussion about the working and living conditions of Minor League Baseball players, and the proof of that is in the latest rumor on the matter. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported on Tuesday that MLB and the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, which runs MiLB, are discussing ways to increase player pay and improve the conditions they deal with.

There are a few things to keep in mind from the start here, and they should temper your enthusiasm for this as anything but MLB trying to get fans and media to stop looking behind the curtain. Harm reduction is great and all, but there remains work to be done.

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Restricted free agency is not the solution to free agency’s woes

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Zooming in on MLB’s new rule changes

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Reader mailbag: Free agents, the Atlantic League, and origin stories

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MLB teams are being cheap, and it’s radicalizing young players

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Bryce Harper lacks the power for his Mike Trout comments to truly tamper with the Angels

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MLB’s handling of Larry Baer’s domestic assault will tell us much about MLB

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