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The current economics of MLB and Free agency

I just read an excellent article on ESPN by Buster Olney in regards to how teams around MLB are scaling back on their spending for many obvious reasons. It has been a hot topic here on AN for the past several weeks that has led to some great posts and discussion forums!

What is fascinating about the article, though, is the breakdown of so many players being on the short end of the stick this time around, thinking that the big payday is coming, when in reality guys are gonna have to take signifigant paycuts. I mean we're talking about some big names here as well, not just average Joe's.... The ball is in the courts of ownership and GM's, it would appear, at this time. And... what better time for Billy Beane to swoop in on a couple of players that can help the team now without selling the farm or really breaking the bank. Hope everyone has a great weekend and hope all are enjoying the holiday season as well.

Here is the link to the article....happy reading

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3783423&name=olney_buster

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