Reports: MLB Nearing Deal On Longer Suspensions For PED Use

It's been reported that the MLBPA and owners are close to an agreement on new, harsher penalties for players who test positive for PEDs, with an announcement possibly coming this week. Now Jon Heyman gives us numbers, reporting that players would face an 80-game suspension for a first offense, and 162 games—one full… » 3/27/14 4:50pm 3/27/14 4:50pm

Report: Players Will Make A-Rod's Life Miserable If He Comes Back

Baseball players are the world's biggest meatheads. A player admires his home run? Throw a ball at his face. An athlete in a totally different sport talks trash? Throw a ball at his face. A fellow union member files a lawsuit in a last-ditch effort to salvage $25 million? THROW A BALL AT HIS FACE. RESPECT THE GAME. » 1/21/14 1:48pm 1/21/14 1:48pm

Arbitrator Calls A-Rod's Conduct "Unprecedented"; A-Rod Sues Everyone

Below you can read Alex Rodriguez's full suit against both Major League Baseball and the players' union. Filed in a New York district court today, it seeks to overturn the arbitration panel's ruling that imposed a 162-game suspension, keeping Rodriguez out of baseball for all of the 2014 season. » 1/13/14 6:11pm 1/13/14 6:11pm

Alex Rodriguez Appeals Suspension, Likely Won't Claim Innocence

The MLBPA has formally filed an appeal on behalf of its most divisive member. Alex Rodriguez's case will be heard by an independent arbitrator, and we may not know for months whether his record 211-game suspension will stand. » 8/08/13 9:10am 8/08/13 9:10am

Exclusive: Q&A With MLBPA, MLB Officials On Ryan Braun Suspension

Earlier today, Deadspin, seeking clarification on some of the issues surrounding the recent suspension of Ryan Braun for unspecified "violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," conducted a question-and-answer session via email with officials from the Major League Baseball… » 7/23/13 1:10pm 7/23/13 1:10pm

How America Commie-Baited A Baseball Hero

MLB executives and owners feared Marvin Miller, but they weren't the first. FBI documents reveal that the federal government, at the height of the Red Scare, undertook an embarrassingly extensive investigation into Miller's liberalism to determine whether or not he was a loyal citizen of the United States. » 5/14/13 12:35pm 5/14/13 12:35pm

The Union Wants Bud Selig To Force The Marlins To Spend More Money

Here's the projected payroll for the 2013 Miami Marlins. After a fire sale that began with trading star shortstop Hanley Ramirez and ended with trading star shortstop Jose Reyes (and everyone else), this isn't a rebuilding year. It's austerity straight from Christine Lagarde's desk. » 1/21/13 12:55pm 1/21/13 12:55pm

MLB Fires Arbitrator Shyam Das, Days After A Second Player…

Shyam Das is no longer the most powerful man in baseball. As the permanent, independent arbitrator on baseball's three-man panel that also includes reps from MLB and the players' union, Das has almost always been the swing vote in any matter reaching his desk. He's been in place since 1999, with the proviso that he… » 5/14/12 4:50pm 5/14/12 4:50pm