Bill Madden: MLB players face a bleak winter as reality of pandemic revenue losses set in

NEW YORK — Baseball’s version of “bargains galore” black Friday will arrive this Wednesday — or to paraphrase Marie Antoinette: After Dec. 2, le deluge, as in the deluge of players being non-tendered by their clubs, opening up potentially the most populated free-agent market ever.Nobody would be more delighted with this development than Charlie Finley, the maverick owner of the Oakland A’s who, when free agency was in its infancy in the mid-’70s, made a proposal to his fellow owners to limit all the players to one-year contracts and make everyone free agents every year. Aghast, the baseball lo…

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