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MLB’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement

20 December, 2016

MLB’S new collective bargaining agreement, recently signed and in effect through the year 2021, may not seem earth-shattering at first glance, but several changed items of importance will have wide-ranging effects on baseball for the next five years.  Let’s take a look at what’s new in the MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement. COMPETITIVE BALANCE TAX The current system called for an “overage tax” for any payrolls above $189 million. The MLB's new collective bargaining agr [...]

What Happens At Baseball Winter Meetings?

25 October, 2016

The Baseball Winter Meetings happen every winter during the offseason, usually the first week of December.  In 2016 the MLB Winter Meetings will occur on December 4-8 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.  Each year the location is in a different city, usually an MLB city. The Winter Meetings date back to 1876, the very first off-season of the National League, but they became an annual event starting in 1901. At the Winter Meetings, represen [...]

Baseball Playoff Rosters

13 September, 2016

With less than twenty regular season games remaining in the 2016 MLB season, you’ll hear a great deal of talk in coming days about teams setting their baseball playoff rosters, so we thought we would take a moment to explain this process. Baseball playoff roster eligibility is determined by the following criteria: Any player on the 25-man major league roster Any player on the disabled list Any players on the suspended list Any player on the bereavement leave list Any player [...]

MLB Free Agency Classifications

30 August, 2016

Let’s continue our talk about MLB Free Agency Classifications because, quite frankly, it can be a bit confusing for many sports fans. Prior to November, 2011, MLB free agents were classified as either Type A, Type B, or unclassified free agents.  Type A free agents were in the top 20% of all players based on the previous two seasons.  Type B free agents were those in the next 20%, and unclassified free agents were those remaining in the bottom 60% of players. Teams that lost a Type A f [...]

MLB Trades After Deadline

02 August, 2016

  The MLB trades deadline has come and gone, leaving baseball fans everywhere to ask:  what happens now in the world of trading? The MLB trades deadline does not, contrary to popular belief, signal the end of trades.  It simply moves teams to the next stage of trading called “trade waivers,” or “special waivers.” It goes like this: Starting August 1st each year, teams can put players on “special waivers.”  Any player who can possibly be traded can be put on waiver [...]

Former baseball star Sosa buys Golden Beach home

19 November, 2013

Retired slugger Sammy Sosa has purchased an oceanfront home in Golden Beach for $7.6 million, The Real Deal has learned. Sosa, who hit 609 home runs during a lengthy Major League Baseball career, acquired a two-story, seven-bedroom estate at 667 Ocean Boulevard, according to a statement from the listing broker. Built in 1998, the 7,273-square-foot home has eight-and-a-half bathrooms and 75 feet of direct oceanfront views. The property last sold for $6.4 million in 2002. A gated communi [...]

Carlos Beltran Slashes Price and Sells Long Island Home

04 May, 2014

Carlos Beltran, Yankee slugger, sells his Long Island estate for $4.5M What do you do when you can’t sell your seven-bedroom mansion on the North Shore of Long Island? Well, if you are Carolos Beltran, famous slugger for the New York Yankees, you simply slash the price of your home by one million dollars and then wait for a buyer to make an offer. And an offer was made by a wealthy Chinese investor, whose name has yet to be disclosed. Beltran purchased the home back in 2006, while playing for [...]

2014 MLB Draft Underway – Sports Relocation MLB Transactions

06 June, 2014

2014 MLB DRAFT UNDERWAY The scouting reports are in, the list of favorites has been made, and now all that remains is for thirty major league teams to draft forty players each in the annual MLB draft. Thirty teams….forty players each….1,200 first amateur baseball players are about to have their dreams come true. The schedule for this year’s draft looks like this: Day One…..Thursday, June 5 first two rounds and supplemental rounds Day Two…..Friday, June 6 rounds three through [...]


09 June, 2014

C.C. SABATHIA LISTS HOME FOR SALE IN FAIRFIELD, CA The New York Yankees All-Star pitcher recently listed his Fairfield, California home for sale at $1.5 million. Records show that Sabathia and his wife purchased the home, which is located in the private, gated community of Eastridge, for $1.065 million in 2004. The pitcher owns two additional homes in the Los Angeles area. This custom home, built in 2004, features: Three bedrooms and three full baths Outdoor, custom pool with water f [...]

San Francisco Pitcher Barry Zito Real Estate Price Reduction

06 July, 2013

Barry Zito, starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, recently slashed another $720,000 from the price of his stunning Kentfield home.  This is the second price reduction since the home originally went on the market.  Last March Zito lowered the price by one million dollars from its original listing price of $11,495,000. “Villa Della Pace” is situated on over two acres of hillside overlooking lovely Phoenix Lake in Marin County.  It features four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a huge ki [...]