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Bill Madden: Salary floor could break baseball’s labor stalemate

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NEW YORK — You may have heard: The business of baseball is closed down indefinitely, with the owners’ lockout of the players in the wake of the stalled negotiations over a new labor agreement. It’s another self-inflicted wound for the game struggling to maintain its fan appeal, and for the players, it’s especially bad optics to now being insistent on blowing up the system that was created by their “Moses,” Marvin Miller, after just reaping a $1.7 billion haul of free-agent contracts. This is nuts, folks, if only because there’s an easy solution to the core issue of this dispute — clubs not spe…

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