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Bud Selig, an Apostle for Equity, Reaches Hall of Fame

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:47:37 GMT

Bud Selig, left, and John Schuerholz at the baseball winter meetings in 2010.Selig instituted revenue-sharing policies and expanded playoffs that helped more small-market teams find on-field success.


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Sports of The Times: By Rejecting George Steinbrenner, the Hall of Fame Slights a Brash Transformer

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:59:17 GMT

George Steinbrenner in 1984.Steinbrenner was often unsavory, but he deserves a spot in Cooperstown after collecting 11 American League pennants with the Yankees.


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Yankees and Matt Holliday Said to Reach One-Year, $13 Million Deal

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:49:06 GMT

Matt Holliday in October with the Cardinals. With Holliday, the Yankees will gain a seasoned player who is accustomed to hitting in the middle of the order.Holliday, who will turn 37 next month and whose production declined amid injuries over his last two years with St. Louis, is expected to serve primarily as a designated hitter.


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On Baseball: Bud Selig and George Steinbrenner Have a Chance at the Hall, via a Veterans Panel

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:49:03 GMT

Bud Selig, then the president of the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, right, at the winter meetings in 1981.Selig and Steinbrenner could be linked in Cooperstown as part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class when the veterans committee votes on 10 candidates.


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From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball’

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:21:47 GMT

Michael Lewis, author of the best seller “Moneyball,” chronicles an unusual partnership of ideas in his forthcoming book, “The Undoing Project.”The best-selling author studied the work of two psychologists and chronicled their unusual partnership of ideas in the book “The Undoing Project.”


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Labor Peace Helps Bolster Baseball’s Bottom Line

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:03:02 GMT

Game 7 of the World Series lasted 4 hours 28 minutes but still attracted 40 million viewers.Television contracts and digital innovation — as well as old-fashioned fan interest — are generating a flood of revenue that is sustaining Major League Baseball.


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Mets’ Young Starters Come at Bargain Price in 2017

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:36:24 GMT

Jacob deGrom, 28, will get a pay raise in his first season of arbitration in 2017, and he is under team control through 2020. MLBTradeRumors.com projects he could make $4.5 million in 2017.Based on projections, the Mets’ likely starting rotation will cost a combined $11.7 million in 2017.


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On Baseball: Baseball Labor Deal Turns All-Star Game Back Into an Exhibition

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:29:07 GMT

The American League team after beating the National League in this year’s All-Star Game, which gave the A.L. home-field advantage in the World Series.The game had been linked to the World Series for the past 14 years, as the winning All-Star team secured home-field advantage for its league, but that fact never gave the game the desired ratings lift.


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All-Star Game Will No Longer Decide World Series Home-Field Advantage

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:55:31 GMT

Mookie Betts, left, and Salvador Perez celebrated at this year’s All-Star Game. The American League won and earned home-field advantage in the World Series.Home-field advantage instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.


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Cespedes Wanted to Stay. Mets Wanted Him to Stay. Done Deal.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:11:51 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes with Mets G.M. Sandy Alderson and an interpreter at a news conference.This time, the Mets’ courtship of Yoenis Cespedes was different. It was mutual and featured a lot of communication.


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M.L.B. Labor Deal Is Struck, Averting a Work Stoppage

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:50:13 GMT

Rob Manfred is going through his first labor negotiation as the commissioner of Major League Baseball.A new collective bargaining agreement, including revised free-agency rules, is expected to assure labor peace for Major League Baseball through 2021.


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On Baseball: Keeping Yoenis Cespedes, Mets Step Up to the Plate

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:21:17 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes, who helped the Mets reach the wild-card game in 2016, agreed to a four-year, $110 million deal.Considering how desperately the Mets needed their most productive hitter back, the four-year, $110 million deal looks reasonable.


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Mets Said to Re-Sign Yoenis Cespedes for Four Years, $110 Million

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:44:19 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes at a news conference last winter, after he and the team completed a three-year, $75 million deal. The outfielder opted out of the contract this year.Cespedes’s $27.5 million average annual salary would be the highest in Mets history, and the second-highest for any position player in baseball.


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