– MLB – Recap – MLB – Recap – Braves at Expos – 08/31/2002 Hey, a winning streak! Of course, winning two against the Expos isn’t very impressive right now. They look like zombies to me — just going through the motions. The Braves won 5-3. Jason Marquis was decent enough, five innings, three runs allowed, and Javier … Continue reading “ – MLB – Recap”

I hadn’t noticed this before,

I hadn’t noticed this before, but I understand that teams will no longer be compensated with draft picks for free agents lost. (I’m not sure if that kicks in immediately or after the first season of the new agreement.) This is a huge consequence of the new CBA. I would think that if it is … Continue reading “I hadn’t noticed this before,” – MLB – Recap – MLB – Recap – Braves at Expos – 08/30/2002 So we’re playing baseball again, and the Braves won 4-2. I like to think they played poorly for the last couple of weeks because of the impending strike. Hey, you can’t prove that’s not the case. The Good Damian Moss showed up tonight, pitching … Continue reading “ – MLB – Recap” Agreement Reached, Games to Agreement Reached, Games to Continue According to this, the luxtax threshold will be $117 million the first year, $120 the second, and to possibly rise after that. I don’t know, however, if that’s just player salaries or total compensation, and if the whole 40-man roster or the whole organization is involved, or just major … Continue reading “ Agreement Reached, Games to” MLB – No strike: MLB – No strike: Players, MLB agree on deal I wish it went longer than to 2006. But for the first time since the Free Agency Era began — actually for the first time since 1970, wich was before free agency — a collective bargaining agreement was reached without a work stoppage. I don’t … Continue reading “ MLB – No strike:” – MLB – Recap – MLB – Recap – Braves at Pirates – 08/28/2002 So Greg Maddux goes out there and has probably his best start of the season, going nine innings without giving up a run. But the Braves can’t score a run themselves, looking totally helpless against Brian Meadows, of all people. And then their best … Continue reading “ – MLB – Recap”