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  1. Tim Lincecum combines with 5 relievers in Giants' 2-hitter of Cub...

    Tim Lincecum and five relievers combined on a weird two-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Wednesday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  2. Minors: Bryant player of week; Baez labors

    Jesse Rogers

    ST. LOUIS -- While Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez continues to struggle at Triple-A Iowa, their second-ranked minor leaguer just won Player of the Week honors in Double-A. Kris Bryant had a monster seven days for the Tennessee Smokies in th...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Starting pitching market limited

    Buster Olney

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Since Major League Baseball and the players' association agreed to a new labor deal and MLB followed that up with record-setting television contracts, the clubs -- with money burning a hole in their front-office pockets -- have be...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  4. MLB draft bonus pool up 8.2 percent

    Major League Baseball teams can spend a little more money on amateur draft picks this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  5. New CBA a problem for free agents

    Buster Olney

    When the terms of the new labor agreement were negotiated a year ago, the rules about draft-pick compensation were changed in an effort to help free agents. In the past, there had been instances of second- or third-tier players not getting offers b...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. New collective bargaining agreement causing problems for free age...

    Buster Olney

    The new collective bargaining agreement is causing problems for free agents such as Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche. Buster Olney explains why.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  7. Drew Storen of Washington Nationals among arbitration players

    Washington reliever Drew Storen, who failed to hold a ninth-inning lead against St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division series, is among six extra players eligible for salary arbitration this winter under baseball's new labor contract.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  8. The Nationals and their balanced attack continue to tear up the l...

    Jonah Keri

    With a touch of homage to their 1994 Expos forefathers, the Nationals climb to the top of the charts.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  9. Spending in amateur baseball draft drops 17 percent in first roun...

    Spending by teams in baseball's amateur draft dropped by 11 percent in the first year of restrictions imposed by the new labor contract.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  10. Milwaukee Brewers John Axford said blown save vs. Chicago Cubs se...

    Doug Padilla

    Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford joked that his blown save against the Chicago Cubs sent his wife into labor.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  11. Prince Fielder's deal with Detroit is the latest example of a sma...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Prince Fielder's deal with the Tigers, it's becoming clear that the new labor agreement didn't address a major issue -- with rich teams getting richer, small-market clubs have little chance of securing elite talent.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  12. New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox only teams hit with luxury tax

    The New York Yankees were hit with a $13.9 million luxury tax bill Thursday, their lowest since 2003.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2011
  13. For teams hoping to turn around their franchise, they better be a...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the impending labor agreement is stunting the free-agency process, which could be a crucial issue for teams looking to turn around their franchises -- next year's free-agent crop won't be as rich as the current group.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  14. Chicago Cubs, labor unions lobby state for Wrigley help

    Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts has teamed with organized labor to lobby the state to help with Wrigley renovations.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  15. Mat Latos, Roy Oswalt, Ubaldo Jimenez highlight Monday's MLB star...

    Brian Gramling

    Daily notes for fantasy baseball lineups for Monday, Sep. 6.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2010
  16. Lewis labors but Rangers still escape Cubs

    Colby Lewis labored but he still pitched the Rangers past the Cubs on Friday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 21, 2010