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From the 2011 Winter Meetings: Jasyon Stark, Craig Calcaterra, Maury Brown and the CBA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 05 December 2011 13:23
Calcaterra, Stark, Brown, Lashbrook
(L-R) Craig Calcaterra, Jayson Stark, and Maury Brown talk the new MLB CBA with
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook moderating

It’s turned into one of the most enjoyable and enlightening side events that takes place at the Winter Meetings: The Sports Management Worldwide Baseball Career Conference.

This year, I had the pleasure of talking the new MLB collective bargaining agreement with ESPN.com senior writer Jayson Stark, and NBCSports.com “Hardball” writer Craig Calcaterra with Dr. Lynn Lashbrook moderating.

We simply warmed up the crowd of over one-hundred. Afterwards, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak talked about the how the new CBA impacts matters and how allocating resources (a challenge with Pujols) makes remaining competitive difficult. He cited the Rockies 9-year, $141.5 deal as the only time 18 percent of salary allocation went one player on a World Series team.


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