MLBPA Head Tony Clark On League Economics, TV Deals, Minor League CBA

The newly-formed economic reform committee comprised of five team owners drew some criticism from MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark, who told The Athletic’s Evan Drellich that “the underlying theme” of the committee is reducing and controlling player payroll rather than any significant reshaping of the league’s business.

The economic reform committee is not a new idea.  They had a Blue Ribbon panel, and even an economic committee that was put together back in 1991….Those two in particular, and perhaps even this third, based on the comments that came out today, is focused in on how best to depress player salaries,” Clark said.

The MLBPA declined to make an initial comment last week when the committee was announced, though it naturally isn’t surprising that the union and the owners would have greatly differing perspectives on economic inequalities within baseball.  For starters, Clark feels that “

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Gilas loss to Jordan learning experience ahead of World Cup

CHICAGO – The beating was swift and decisive. Early and brutal.

Jordan 33. Philippines 14.

And the deficit sank deeper to 16-41 at the 7:56 mark of the second quarter.

Unlike Lebanon, which traveled without its four best players and had no appetite to compete during a 107-96 loss last Friday, it was clear that the Jordanians came to play.

And Gilas wasn’t ready. Didn’t have the energy and enthusiasm.

The fault is not in our stars and players. The blame lies in those not wearing shorts. Gifting the opponents a 19-point head start reflects a lack of preparation that the coaching staff is responsible for.

Gilas struggled to defend Jordan’s pick-and-roll and it took an entire half for coach Chot Reyes to realize that June Mar Fajardo, who went scoreless in 11 minutes and 45 seconds of action, was a liability against the much more nimble Jordanians.


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Cordae Partners with PUMA After Turning Down 95% of Deals, ‘I Can’t Be a Slave to the Brand’

Cordae isn’t willing to affiliate his name with just anyone. The rapper is opening up about how selective he is when it comes to securing brand deals amid the release of his official collection with PUMA.

The HI-LEVEL collection launched on Thursday with an RS-X, Suede, and a range of apparel including a jacket, hoodie, sweatpants, and three T-shirts. It’s an organic partnership Cordae described as a “full-circle moment,” due to his lifelong respect for the brand.

“In middle school, the public school I went to in PG County, we had to wear uniforms,” Cordae told Nice Kicks. “It was a white shirt, khaki pants, and all-black sneakers, so I always rocked the PUMA suedes.”

The rapper aims to maintain integrity with his brand and the companies he aligns himself with. While speaking on his newest partnership with Bootleg Kev, Cordae explained how careful he is when agreeing to

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The best deals buy side staffers are shopping this Presidents Day

Spacious suitcase

“I’m usually a fan of sticking to a carry-on suitcase when I travel, but since I have a 10-day trip coming up, I figured it was time to invest in a bag I’ll check. I’m excited about this option from Samsonite , because it has a sleek look and won’t feel unnecessarily bulky while I’m rushing through busy airports (it weighs just under 10 pounds, which is pretty light for a bag of this size). It’s 25% off through Feb. 28, along with other bestselling luggage from the brand. And with code PREZ15 you can get an additional 15% off—so you’ll save a full $100 on this spinner.” —Madeline Diamond, staff editor

Cloudlike running shoes

“After getting bored of my usual cycling classes, I recently started taking treadmill running classes. I quickly noticed that I needed to upgrade my training sneakers to a good pair of running shoes.

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Packers get under 2023 salary cap by restructuring deals for Aaron Jones, Jaire Alexander and Preston Smith

Three restructured contracts provided almost $28 million in salary cap relief and put the Green Bay Packers a little over $6 million under the 2023 salary cap with about two weeks before the start of the new league year.

The Packers restructured deals for running back Aaron Jones, cornerback Jaire Alexander and outside linebacker Preston Smith – three foundational players on the roster – to create the salary cap relief.

According to Over the Cap, the Packers are now $6.43 million under the cap.

In all three restructures, the Packers converted base salary and roster bonuses into signing bonuses and added a void year to maximum the salary cap savings in 2023.

Jones’ restructuring saved roughly $11.8 million. Restructures for Alexander and Smith saved approximately $9.5 million and $6.7 million, respectively. Add it up, and the Packers shaved $27.96 million off the cap in three relatively easy moves.

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Shop smart and fight inflation with these 10 deals

Combat inflation with these deals on coffee machines, wholesale club memberships, meal delivery subscriptions and more.

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With inflation and rising prices once again in the news, shopping smart is more important than ever. To help you stretch your dollar as far as it will go, we rounded up the best deals you can bag to fight inflation right now. Whether you need to save on everyday essentials at Amazon or cut costs on your yearly energy bills, we found hacks for all that and more.  

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Top 10 deals to help you fight inflation in 2023 

  1. Get 25 free meals: HelloFresh meal delivery
  2. Save 20% on essentials: Amazon Prime membership
  3. Get cash back and more: CVS ExtraCare membership
  4. Save 50% and shop
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Shop some of the best Presidents Day deals at Walmart.

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Presidents Day 2023 might be over, but the federal holiday’s savings are still rolling. Today, Walmart has tons of extended Presidents Day deals available, meaning you can score massive discounts on home goods, tech, fashion staples and more at wallet-friendly prices. Keep scrolling to shop all the best discounts while you still can. 

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Featured Walmart Presidents Day deals you can still shop

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Grab the award-winning Nintendo Switch game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for $20 off at Walmart.

The newest

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Adidas has $500 million worth of Kanye West sneakers and no good options

Shortly after NFL star Michael Vick was indicted in July 2007 for running a dog fighting operation, Nike suspended the release of his signature shoe line. Vick went on to plead guilty and have his contract suspended, but less clear is what exactly happened to all those sneakers.

Nike would not say, but industry analyst Matt Powell believes it destroyed its supply of Air Zoom Vick Vs.

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Adidas now has a similar dilemma with its Yeezy line, observers say, except on a scale unseen in the fashion industry. Months after cutting ties with rapper and fashion designer Kanye West over his flagrant antisemitism, the German company on Feb. 9 warned it was looking at massive losses if it couldn’t sell its inventory, raising questions about its options for the now-tainted brand, including literally

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TJX sales may surge in 2023 on bargain hunting for top fashion brands

By Ananya Mariam Rajesh and Aatrayee Chatterjee

(Reuters) – TJX Cos Inc is likely to see a strong growth in annual sales as inflation pushes bargain-hungry but brand-conscious customers to off-price retailers offering cheaper deals and promotions.

The expected surge in demand for companies such as TJX, Ross Stores and Burlington Stores Inc follows a dull 2022 in which pandemic-weary consumers refreshed their wardrobes by splurging in U.S. department stores and retailers.

But their spending spree took a blow from soaring prices, forcing a large section of customers to curb their purchase of discretionary items such as high-end apparel.

“Off-prices are a great place to get branded merchandise at much cheaper prices than you would get at the department store or other full price retailers,” Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough said.

Graphic: Off-Price Retail Foot Traffic


But heaving discounting may not be enough. Rising demand for

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Wish Seeks Escalation of Fast-Fashion Wars Amid Q4 Pummeling

Wish app

Wish app

Fast-fashion eCommerce marketplaces including Wish, Shein and relative newcomer Temu are reeling as inflation presses down and consumer buying behavior shifts, creating a drag on the sector and leading to revisions in critical operational elements to reignite momentum.

This was clear on the Wish fourth-quarter 2022 earnings call Thurs. (Feb. 23) as CEO Joe Yan noted, “Our value-oriented consumers were impacted by the steep increase in energy and food prices, which translated to a slowing of discretionary spending across the regions,” adding that “we are not immune to the changes in consumer spending habits, particularly among the lower income households that shop on our marketplace.”

With Q4 2022 revenues down 57% compared to Q4 2021, Wish responded by launching a new Deals Hub platform enabling merchants to showcase discounts and drive product exposure across the Wish platform, and a ‘Bargains Made Fun, Discovery Made Easy” rebrand to

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