The value of players
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The value of players

Several Cincinnati Reds players — Joey Votto, Homer Bailey and Brandon Phillips — have multiyear agreements that are often mentioned as examples of bad contracts for the team. How could Joey Votto be worth $25 million to the Reds in 2018, or Bailey worth $21 million? Brandon Phillips surely can’t provide $13 million in value … Continue reading

Minor league wages
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Minor league wages

Last year, three minor league baseball players filed a suit in federal court alleging that Major League Baseball had violated the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Since that time, the number of claimants has risen to 32, representing all 30 MLB clubs. These 30 claimants seek to proceed as … Continue reading