Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Utley, Matsui, Yankees, Lee

On this date 44-years ago, Marvin Miller was elected as the first full-time president of the Major League Baseball Players' Association by the player representatives. Miller, who was previously the assistant to the president of United Steelworkers, negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement with the owners in 1968. Within his first ten years on the job, Miller was able to get salary arbitration included in the CBA and helped eliminate the reserve clause, ushering in the age of free agency. He is the reason the MLBPA is as powerful as it is today, but Miller has yet to be enshrined in Cooperstown. 

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4 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Utley, Matsui, Yankees, Lee"

5 years 6 months ago

By the end of the year, A-Gon is going to be more hyped than Teixeira at this rate.

5 years 6 months ago

The White Sox are not trading Gordon Beckham.

They will make a run at A-Gon. But they are in “win now” mode, and losing Beckham to add A-Gon doesn’t make sense. My guess is that they’ll try to put together all of their best prospects (Flowers, Hudson, Jordan Danks, ect.) and try to get it done that way. Don’t know if it’ll be enough, as I’m sure Boston and a few others will put together some pretty impressive offers.

5 years 6 months ago

There is no way the White Sox trade Beckham with all those cheap years for A Gonz. They can keep Beckham and use the money saved on another big bat.

5 years 6 months ago

Five years of Beckham hold substantially more value than two years of Gonzalez. Beckham is a high-level up-the-middle performer. He’s the kind of piece that you build around, not trade away to build around someone older and more expensive who plays non-premium defensive position.