Toolshed: Cards’ Carlson taking off

Toolshed: Cards’ Carlson taking off Second-ranked Cardinals prospect Dylan Carlson’s season may look like a surprise breakout, especially in the power department. But the 20-year-old believes he’s been building up to this his entire career. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190710&content_id=308893870&fext=.jsp&vkey=toolshed&sid=milb

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All-Star Break Opt-Out Updates

All-Star Break Opt-Out Updates The opt-out clause is now a permanent fixture in the large-contract toolkit. Not every deal has one, but they’re a common mechanism to allow players and teams to tweak otherwise rigid structures to find accord. Fortunately for hot stove watchers, opt-out clauses — really, glorified player options — create added layers…

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“You’ve got to pay correctly”: Rob Manfred is optimistic about negotiations to pay minor leaguers more – The Athletic

“You’ve got to pay correctly”: Rob Manfred is optimistic about negotiations to pay minor leaguers more – The Athletic Besides improving minor league pay the league and MLBPA needs to do something about the international signing process. Both areas are a mess.Lurking in the background, and as a point of leverage, is the possibility that…

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