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 averageRead more →
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In March, Justin Verlander signed a five-year, $140 million dollar extension. Add the two years, $40 million he had remaining under contract he signed in 2009 and he is the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. Verlander, however, is not the only pitcher to recently sign a large, long-term contract. Below is a list ofRead more →
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 asRead more →
A social media junkie’s dream, and a job every baseball fan wishes they had! In its third season of existence, the MLB Fan Cave has taken MLB’s social media presence to a whole other level. Over 25,000 baseball fans applied this year to become a Fan Cave Dweller and live for a season in theRead more →
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander signed a record $180 million contract on Friday making him the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball. Just two months ago, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners had signed a seven-year contract worth $175 million, the richest contract for a pitcher at the time. Verlander’s contract includes anRead more →
If the World Series were won by Twitter followers, the New York Yankees would hold all the titles. Since Twitter’s launch in 2006, the Yankees have always held the top spot. The Phillies are starting to catch up, but they’re still a good 90,000 follows away from surpassing the leader. Philadelphia does, however, have almostRead more →
Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros will co-host the second annual MLB Diversity Business Summit on June 19th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The business summit will provide those who attend with numerous opportunities to socialize with executives from all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media, Minor LeagueRead more →
The most illustrious franchise in sports history is having a harder time than you may think with their sports ticket sales. Between the Superstorm Sandy and the weak economy, the Yankees don’t have it as easy as they did in the past, which could be why they have not lavishly spent on free agents thisRead more →
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 theRead more →
Major League Baseball and StubHub (a ticket market place where users can buy and sell tickets) reached an agreement to a 5-year deal Monday that will continue the site’s role as the secondary ticket market for all of the league’s games. StubHub has been heavily involved with the MLB for over a decade, include aRead more →
PrePlay Football’s app is one of the world’s best predictors and resources for NFL Football. With this app, you can use it to efficiently predict nearly every down of every drive during the remainder of the season. And the best part about it, it’s all in real time. This app for iPhone and iTouch worksRead more →
Groupon and Major League Baseball have come to terms to make the online coupon distributor the league’s official deal site. Groupon used the 2012 season to test the market, using promotions throughout the year. The multi-year deal will extend through the 2014 season and could potentially include all 30 MLB teams. Under the agreement, GrouponRead more →
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