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  1. 2012 MLB Payrolls by Team

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    The fact that Major League Baseball is still the only major professional sports league in the United States without a salary cap in place makes the 2012 MLB payrolls an important thing to keep in mind as the season progresses. While not as difficult to track down as the NFL payrolls by team, we wanted to provide the easiest to find and most straightforward chart available for the 2012 MLB salaries by team along with some year over year insights. We will also use these numbers in our second annual MLB Cost Per Win Efficiency Standings.

    My source for all of these numbers is USA Today, who has tracked MLB salaries by team since 1988....
  2. NBA Conference Finals Star Power Breakdown

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    A couple of months ago, I discussed how the NBA is devolving into MLB. Now that we have reached the NBA’s version of the “Final Four”, I thought it would be interesting to breakdown the star power of the team’s playing in the NBA Conference Finals. This data can be used to support or dispute my fear that competitive balance is slipping in the NBA.

    Everybody compares the newly formed Miami Heat to the New York Yankees as basketball’s version of a traveling all-star team. Could there possibly be a team left in the playoffs with as much star power as a team with Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh?
  3. MLB Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans by Team

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    Have you ever wondered how your MLB team stacks up against the competition in regards to their social media presence? Or maybe you are a team executive trying to benchmark how many Twitter Followers or Facebook Fans you want to strive for. Pulling together the following chart of MLB Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans by team revealed some interesting insights that will show fans how loyal / technologically savvy their fan base is and help online sports marketers gauge / evaluate their team's social media clout.
  4. Announcing MLB Opening Day Twitter Event

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    In celebration of MLB Opening Day 2011, I thought it would be fun for online sports marketers to share innovative strategies and activations happening in the world of baseball. Throughout the day, Thursday, March 31st 2011, I will be posting some of my own cool finds and polls on Twitter, using the hashtag: #MLBOSM. You are welcome to join in the conversation by replying to posts, or posting your own takes, with the above hashtag.

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