The world is burning, and athletes are silent

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The WNBPA should be proud of what they gained, but also what they didn’t lose

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Astros’ $5 million fine a reminder MLB works for the owners, not the other way around

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John Henry tries to pin blame for his own words about payroll on the media

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The Dodgers define themselves as successful for private reasons they won’t share with you

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Senne v. MLB wins another court victory

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The year in creating baseball coverage, featuring leftism

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MiLB players speak on MLB’s idea of “waste”

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Part of Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball’s plan to shrink the minor leagues revolves around the concept of “waste.” Per a report by Bill Madden, “waste” was an important reason to agree to this plan to disaffiliate 42 minor-league teams: you can see my reaction to that reveal as well, as it published here in mid-November. This time around, though, the focus is on what minor-league players think of this idea, that any player who doesn’t make it to the bigs was a “waste” of resources for MLB teams.

I spoke with three players — two former, one active but anonymous to protect them from any blowback from MLB — for a feature that published at TalkPoverty earlier this month, titled “Major League Baseball Wants to Crush 42 Minor League Teams — And Their Hometowns.” I asked them a wider range of questions than what was used in that one piece, however, including on the subject of “waste.”

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50 years ago today, Curt Flood challenged MLB’s reserve clause

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MLB’s 2019 luxury tax reports are in, depressing

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