MLB Offseason: Owners got a dinger of a CBA

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  1. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles EAT FARTS Moderator

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    Apparently a drunken umpire in the Mexican League drew comparisons to Hernandez... as in, even though he was totally shitfaced, flipped the bird to fans, argued with players and coaches, and was ultimately ejected from the game, he's still a better umpire than Hernandez.

    Meanwhile, four minor league teams that were cut loose when MLB took over MiLB last year are suing the league, challenging their long-standing anti-trust exemption. (sauce)
     
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  2. Timby

    Timby HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORDS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR Administrator

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    Unfortunately, this is unlikely to go anywhere. In both Toolson v. New York Yankees, as well as the Curt Flood case, the Supreme Court has punted and very explicitly said that while the antitrust exemption is anti-competitive horseshit, it can only be remedied by an act of Congress. I expect the same thing to happen here.
     
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  3. BillJ

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    Kyle Seager retires after 11 seasons. Considering the season he had last year, he's leaving a lot of money on the table by walking away. You don't see that very often.
     
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    Wow, that is surprising. I didn't expect him to retire so soon.
     
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  7. cardinal biggles

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    I'm sure a lot of them are invested in other businesses as well, so while someone might be worth $4 billion on paper, they don't necessarily have every penny of that sunk into the team. And for teams where there's a group of owners, the list only gives a net worth for the lead owner. While the point still stands that all these people are rich as fuck, that list leaves out a lot of information.
     
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  9. Timby

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    MLB and the MLBPA will have a negotiation session on Thursday, their first since a seven-minute meeting on December 1.
     
  10. Aragorn

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    Better late than never? Mets will retire Keith Hernandez's number.
     
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  11. Ar-Pharazon

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    Jon Lester has announced his retirement.

    #ThanksFor2016
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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  13. Timby

    Timby HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORDS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR Administrator

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    He was never anywhere near the best pitcher in the league at any of his stops, but 200 wins and 3 World Series rings? Good on you, Lester. Good on you.

    Even if you couldn't throw to first.
     
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  14. Ar-Pharazon

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    He threw a pretty mean glove to first :lol:

    And the last few years he was kinda seriously hittable, but his playoff experience served him well.
     
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    Carlos Correa has hired Scot Borass as his agent. His price just about tripled.
     
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    MLB has killed the Rays' plan to split time between Tampa and Montreal. The Rays are now back to asking Tampa Bay for a public handout for a new stadium.

    Good for Correa. Get paid, my man.
     
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    And since the perpetrator of that homicide is dead, the point of that would be...what, exactly? :confused:

    I'll drink to that. :beer:'

    Seriously, what the hell were the Rays thinking, anyway? Stade Olympique is even worse than the Trop! Were they like, we want to play in TWO shitty stadiums and not just one?

    At least the Montréal stadium has mass transit access. Hell, I'd be happy if the Rays would just move up there full time! :lol:
     
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    I've been meaning to share these for a while

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