The Dawn of Free Agency: Andy Messersmith

February 23, 2018 Matt Chrietzberg 0

In an earlier piece I wrote about Marvin Miller, I mentioned briefly the Seitz decision.  This decision was a ruling by independent arbitrator Peter Seitz late in 1975 that essentially killed the "reserve clause", which tied players to one team in perpetuity.  This kept their pay low since there was no competition for their services. This…

Where Have You Gone, Marvin Miller?

February 9, 2018 Matt Chrietzberg 9

Legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber was once asked about whom he considered the most important figures in baseball history, and he responded: "Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, is one of the two or three most important men in baseball history." Babe Ruth?  That's easy, he was the best player…

Why 2018 Means Everything to the Atlanta Braves

September 27, 2017 Dylan Short 0

  With the MLB season winding down, and with the Atlanta Braves over halfway through their rebuild, the Braves are fast approaching the crossroads of their rebuild. The youth movement is finally happening, as guys like Sean Newcomb, Lucas Sims, Ozzie Albies, AJ Minter, Dansby Swanson, Rio Ruiz, Max Fried, Johan Camargo, and Luiz Gohara…

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