Never did Tony Clark utter the word. He didn’t have to. Every question he asked, every implication he made, dripped with its presence. Early last week, as top officials from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association met and discussed the sport’s debilitated free agent market, Clark, the executive director of the union, wanted to establish a few things for the record. Does baseball’s labor-relations department give advice on free agent contracts? No, he was told.
Free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the New York Mets on Wednesday night, marking a return to Queens for one of the most consistent left-handed power hitters, a source familiar with the agreement told Yahoo Sports. The 30-year-old Bruce, ranked 10th in Yahoo Sports’ Ultimate Free Agent Tracker, has hit at least 20 home runs in nine of his 10 major league seasons and last year hit a career-best 36.
A baseball agent was fired by his agency and suspended by the Major League Baseball Players Association amid allegations he used a hidden camera to film players he represented, league sources familiar with the situation told Yahoo Sports. Jason Wood, the president of baseball for CSE, was allegedly caught filming a player showering at his home, according to a report by FanRag.
@FlyByKnite@AnthonyIrwinLA Sure thing. I appreciate your curiosity. It's an important aspect of this to understand. I wish I'd have figured out a better way to get it all across, but it's just hard for the average reader. Already a challenging story for him/her anyway.
@FlyByKnite@AnthonyIrwinLA I did mention it. I cut a large portion of it because of fear it would bog the story down. I promise you, though, the amateur penalties simply are not large enough at this point to warrant by themselves staying under. From my leftover notes, this more or less covers all of it. https://t.co/pXZLDEwXag
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Selecting a term
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