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Morning Mound Visit: Details of a potential draft lottery

A lottery would exist to discourage tanking.

Morning Mound Visit: MLB still considering WAR-based bonus pools

It’s bad!

Morning Mound Visit: Some progress made in negotiations to end lockout

Plus, David Ortiz voted into Hall of Fame

Morning Mound Visit: MLB and MLBPA to meet again Tuesday

The players and the league will continue negotiations after Monday’s heated meeting.

Morning Mound Visit: MLBPA to make counteroffer Monday

Plus, Stuart Sternberg’s dumb idea is dead and robo umps are coming to AAA.

Morning Mound Visit: 2022 season in jeopardy of a delay

The league hasn’t negotiated in good faith and games might be lost because of it.

Morning Mound Visit: Francisco Liriano announces retirement

Liriano has officially called it a career after 14 seasons.

Morning Mound Visit: MLB makes poor offer to MLBPA

There wasn’t a lot to get excited about in the league’s first offer since the lockout began.

Morning Mound Visit: Jon Lester announces retirement

The three-time World Champion is calling it a career

Morning Mound Visit: MLB and MLBPA to negotiate core economics Thursday

If MLB makes an offer, it will undoubtedly be terrible, but hey, something happening!

Morning Mound Visit: Eduardo Pérez, David Cone, and Karl Ravech join Sunday Night Baseball crew

Michael Kay and Alex Rodriguez will host a ‘Manningcast’ for those who hate life and themselves.

Morning Mound Visit: MLB isn’t trying to end the lockout

For Major League Baseball, baseball is a superfluous byproduct.

Morning Mound Visit: Yankees are top-heavy leading into 2022

Yankees ZiPS projections; The NL East; Buy the BP annual

Morning Mound Visit: Ken Rosenthal dismissed from MLB Network for criticism of Rob Manfred

The commissioner welcomed even more criticism and nuked the credibility of the league’s TV outlet all in one go.

Morning Mound Visit: Happy New Year

May 2022 bring a baseball season that starts on time.

Morning Mound Visit: Kyle Seager announces retirement

Seager calls it a career; Dodgers ZiPS; Bobby Witt Jr.’s path to the majors

Morning Mound Visit: A’s possibly headed for a rebuild

Past A’s rebuilds; A-Rod’s HoF case; The Marlins’ trade chips

Morning Mound Visit: The Phillies need to add

Phillies ZiPS; Alex Reyes’s curveball; Exodus to KBO and NPB

Morning Mound Visit: Pirates hire Caitlyn Callahan, team’s first in-uniform female coach

The Bucs made three other additions to their minor league instructional system.

Morning Mound Visit: Lawsuit threaten MLB’s antitrust exemption

Oh no! Not the antitrust exemption. Anything but that.

Morning Mound Visit: Yankees sign Ender Inciarte to minor league deal

Looks like the Yankees found their center fielder.

Morning Mound Visit: “Core economics” negotiations unlikely to resume until January

The lockout is apparently a January problem.

Morning Mound Visit: Mets managerial search down to three candidates

The Mets are conducting the second round of interviews this week with Buck Showalter, Joe Espada, and Matt Quatraro.

Morning Mound Visit: Roland Hemond passes away at 92

Hemond was a three-time Executive of the Year as general manager of the White Sox and Orioles.

Morning Mound Visit: MiLB Rule 5 draft recap

The MiLB Rule 5 draft is truly The Silmarillon of baseball fandom.

Morning Mound Visit: Major league portion of Rule 5 draft likely to take place after lockout ends

The minor league portion will continue Wednesday.

Morning Mound Visit: Buck O’Neil, Minnie Miñoso, and Gil Hodges finally receive Hall of Fame Induction

Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, and Bud Fowler also received induction.

Morning Mound Visit: Major league portion of Rule 5 draft postponed

The Rule 5 draft has been "postponed indefinitely"

Morning Mound Visit: Cubs sign Marcus Stroman

Just in time for the lockout

Morning Mound Visit: Little hope of avoiding a lockout

Enjoy this final day of activity

Morning Mound Visit: Scherzer, Seager et al. sign monster deals

The et al is Robbie Ray.

Morning Mound Visit: Wander Franco signs 12-year contract with Rays

The Cardinals won the Steven Matz sweepstakes and the White Sox got another top-dollar reliever in Kendall Graveman.

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