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Major League Baseball: Small Markets, Big Activations

The competitive landscape of baseball is tough. Without a salary cap many small-market teams have a tougher time succeeding. While MLB has taken measures like revenue sharing and luxury tax thresholds to help level the playing field, the small market teams have to work harder to be considered a contender. Just like on the field,…

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Should Major League Baseball Players Get Paid This Much Money?

In 2010 the average salary in Major League Baseball surpassed $3 million for the first time. The 912 players in the big leagues before rosters expanded in September of 2010 averaged $3,014,572. The average rose 0.6 percent from the previous year’s $2,996,106, the smallest increase since a 2.5 percent drop in 2004. The union’s Opening Day average…

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Major League Baseball Finds a Home on YouTube

Baseball highlights have been a rarity on YouTube for years. But that all is likely to change with the MLB officially joining with a new channel, uploading HD content frequently. The channel already has 24,000+ subscribers and is seeing rapid growth as the season progresses. MLB has uploaded highlights from every game of the 2013 season as well as…

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15 Worst Contracts in Major League Baseball

Large contracts in sports are almost always risky. As a general manager, you might think you are gaining a valuable asset to help your team win a championship. That’s not always the case however. Grantland’s Jonah Keri assembled a list on the 15 worst contracts in Major League Baseball. Many of these players on the…

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Landing your Dream Job in Major League Baseball: The Winter Meetings

As Lewis Howes explained in his book, , networking on LinkedIn is very similar to networking in person. It’s based around creating relationships with others that allow them to sincerely feel like they 1) know you, 2) like you, and 3) trust you. Since the MLB Winter Meetings are known to be a prime networking location…

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2012 #ASG Social Media Victory

Baseball’s summer classic, the annual All-Star game, wasn’t all that of an exciting game on the diamond, but proved to create quite the discussion over social media (Twitter in particular). Yesterday, the team at Mashable, dove into the MLB’s social media success with the help of social TV analytics company, Bluefin Labs. Click on the link…

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MLB Facebook Pages – Top vs Worst Teams

It can be argued that the best teams should have the best MLB Facebook Pages. If a team is successful on the field, you’d expect they’d be able to capitalize on fan fervor and strengthen their fan connection online.  On the flip side, it might also be argued that the worst teams have nowhere to…

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Best Uses of Digital Sports Technology Today

Digital technology has come a long way. At first the sports universe was hesitant but now they have embraced it with open arms. In this article I would like to tip my cap to the impressive and custom ways teams and leagues have incorporated technology in sports. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training camp is hard enough….

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An Interview with San Francisco Giants’ Director of Social Media

The San Francisco Giants enjoyed a banner year in 2010: they won the World Series and embraced social media as a means of engaging diehard fans at AT&T Park and across the country. We sat down with Bryan Srabian, the Giants’ Director of Social Media, and asked him about the successes in 2010 and the…

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The Decision 2.0: Valuable Business Tips from Cliff Lee

“It’s plenty of money. When you hit a certain point, enough’s enough. It’s just a matter of where you’re comfortable, where you’re happy, where your family’s the most comfortable, what team gives you the best chance to win. At this point, it’s about trying to win championships. That’s really the No. 1 thing for me….

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Overtime Post – The Ron Santo Edition

It’s been a tough couple weeks in the sports world. Legendary NHL Coach Pat Burns and esteemed sportswriter Jim Kelley both passed away this November due to Cancer. Although it’s easy to get lost within a game either as a player, sports professional, or simply a fan, incidents such as this really remind us that…

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The Overtime Post

Recently, when we talked to you how we can improve Sports Networker, a lot of you gave us (essentially) one word: more!

Now, we have been bringing you posts Monday through Friday, give or take a sick day ever since our inception. This is about to change.

Welcome to The Overtime Post, where each weekend I will give you a casual highlight of our week’s posts, along with some of the hottest news in social media and sports business. The posts will be more fun and relaxed, as most of us have traded in our weekday suits for sports jerseys and foam fingers anyway.

Think of it as a weekly Sportscenter – something you can read between downs or during timeouts. I know a lot of you have a lot of trick-or-treating to do, so without further ado, this week’s posts:

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