I welcome FanGraphs writer Craig Edwards to the program. Craig and I discuss the growing tension between team owners and players, MLB’s claim that a season of fanless games will result in $4 billion in losses, the move to shorten the amateur draft, and the discourse surrounding it all. Plus, Craig briefly puts his lawyer hat back on to assess the so-called smoking gun email, and we recall the 2011 World Series.
Relevant Craig pieces:
- Parsing MLB’s Claim of a $4 Billion Loss
- After Years of Profits, MLB Owners Ask Players to Subsidize Potential Losses
- Five-Round MLB Draft a Shortsighted, Pound-Foolish Move
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Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs, the host of FanGraphs Audio, and the co-co-host of Effectively Wild. Her work has previously appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.