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Rangers Lose Four Players in Minor League Rule 5 Draft

The lockout between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Players Association (MLBPA) has already had a significant impact on the game. Though no games are not yet in jeopardy, the Winter Meetings—the marquee event of the baseball offseason—are not generating the same buzz as usual this week in Orlando. Since no business can take place between clubs and players on 40-man rosters or big-league free agents, the MLB portion of this week's meetings were canceled.
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New York Yankees pick up two pitchers today in the Rule 5 Draft

The New York Yankees, as well as the other MLB teams, can’t have any transactions during the lockout. But, the no transaction rule does not include the minor league players that are not members of the Players Association, nor are they on the 40-man rosters. So today, the Rule 5 Draft went on unabated, and the Yankees took advantage of it.
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The hot stove barely had a chance to preheat before the CBA negotiations broke down between the Players Association and Major League Baseball. The Phillies made one big move by locking up 30-year-old reliever Corey Knebel to a one-year deal. Knebel will slot into the bullpen and fill the void left by Hector Neris’ departure.

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Watch latest MLB Baseball league breaking news headlines video online. Watch Examining the issues in the MLB standoff: Compensating younger players – The Boston Globe – Google MLB News Youtube HD Video Online. The economic system is working in their favor, which is precisely why the Players Association, also cognizant...

Aaron Hicks’ slow start in winter ball adds to Yankees’ Seiya Suzuki intrigue

The Yankees had no idea about Aaron Hicks returning as new when he decided to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic this off-season. Hopefully, as general manager Brian Cashman said last month, Hicks will “stop some rusting” after being sidelined by season-end wrist surgery in May. In...

Fernando Tatis Jr suffered a motor accident in the Dominican Republic

The dominican Fernando Tatis Jr suffered a accident on the Dominican Republic while riding a motorcycle. The writer of the San Diego Padres, Kevin Ace, confirmed the rumors and notified that the player is totally fine without serious injuries, the accident was on Sunday, December 5 and on Tuesday morning he posted a story on his Instagram walking through a Forest.

DraftKings And NFL Players Association Team Up For NFTs

If you love cryptocurrency but feel like there’s not enough football involved, then this is your lucky day, as the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has partnered with the online sports betting/daily fantasy platform DraftKings ( (DKNG) - Get DraftKings Inc Class A Report) for a line of exclusive non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which will be available next year on DraftKings Marketplace during the 2022-2023 NFL season.
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MLB lockout: Fact-checking commissioner Rob Manfred's open letter to baseball fans

In announcing and advancing justifications for the owner lockout that presently afflicts baseball, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred indulged in two reliable blights upon modernity -- the open letter and rank dishonesty costumed as public-relations messaging. The royal we speak of Manfred's recent missive titled "A letter to baseball fans," which...
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Examining the issues in the MLB standoff: Compensating younger players

(Second in a series examining the key issues in baseball’s CBA negotiations.) They say youth is wasted on the young. Maybe so, but it’s certainly not wasted on Major League Baseball owners. Over the course of the last two collective bargaining agreements — a period that coincided with a rise...

Revising Our Understanding of Permissible Transactions During the Lockout

After the Cubs signed Stephen Gonsalves to a minor league deal this weekend, my understanding of precisely what kinds of transactions could take place during the lockout got a little turned upside down. I’d previously read, from multiple sources, that the lockout would preclude all transactions except those involving minor leaguers – trade or signing – who are not on the 40-man roster (obviously), who are not in the Players Association, who do not receive any kind of big league incentive in their deal, and who did not spend any time in the Major Leagues in 2021.

MLBPA Negotiator Bruce Meyer: ‘Radical’ Proposals Coming From MLB In CBA Negotiations

The 2017-21 collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association expired late Wednesday night, prompting team owners to impose a lockout that took effect immediately. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred expressed disappointment that a work stoppage couldn’t be prevented in an open letter to fans, but called the...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Issues Letter to Baseball Fans

From: Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. I first want to thank you for your continued support of the great game of baseball. This past season, we were reminded of how the national pastime can bring us together and restore our hope despite the difficult challenges of a global pandemic. As we began to emerge from one of the darkest periods in our history, our ballparks were filled with fans; the games were filled with excitement; and millions of families felt the joy of watching baseball together.

Ex-Dodger All-Star Yasiel Puig calls on MLB, player’s union to address ‘unique needs of Latino players’ amid lockout

Yasiel Puig had something to get off his chest over the weekend. The former Dodger All-Star called on MLB and leaders of the Players Association to include Latino players in their discussions during the lockout. The reason? To better understand and address the “unique needs of Latino players.” “We do not understand what is expected of us as public figures,” Puig wrote on Saturday with the help of his agent, Lisette Carnet who translated his statement. “Latino Players need to not just learn English, but we need to better understand American values and social norms, so that we can make better ch…

BLOMBERG COLUMN: Star of upcoming MLB season in jeopardy due to lockout?

I have to say, I wasn’t all that surprised when Major League Baseball declared a lockout last Thursday. Sources had been hinting at that possibility for about two weeks. What surprised me though was that it happened after only 3½ hours worth of talks with the MLB Players Association. In declaring a lockout, MLB has in effect declared war.

MLB Player Lockout Begins

On Wednesday night, the collective bargaining agreement officially expired. This deal, in essence, is an agreement between the MLB owners and the MLB Players Association on how the players will be treated as employees. This lockdown comes after the MLB and the players association couldn’t come to an agreement before the deadline. Just minutes after the deadline for this agreement, the MLB owners announced that there was a lockout of all players. This lockout prevents players from using any MLB sanctioned facilities, workers (such as physical trainers, coaches, etc.), and prevents trading or signings from happening. A lockout hasn’t happened in 26 years, when the Players Association began a strike on August 12th, 1994.