MLB Labor and Contraction Coverage
Most media coverage of baseball's labor and economic issues suffers from two serious flaws: credulity and lack of historical perspective.
Baseball writers aren't economists, historians or lawyers. They cover labor issues much the same way they cover trade rumors: by calling their "inside sources" and repeating what these people say. They don't check this year's story against last year's, or note that what the owners say often bears no resemblance to what they do.
Elsewhere on this site I've collected data, and provided links to more data, intended to help observers of Major League Baseball evaluate for themselves the statements of Bud Selig, Donald Fehr & Co. My own observations can be found through the links below. Enjoy!
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