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Published July 2, 1996
MLB's owners "plan to intensify their negotiations" with the MLBPA starting today in an attempt to complete a labor deal "within a week," according to Mark Maske in this morning's WASHINGTON POST. Sources close to the situation say the owners are ready for "around-the-clock bargaining sessions," but that the players are "wary" of the motives and concerned that management negotiator Randy Levin will not be able to get ownership approval for a deal. Sources said the two sides are "inching closer" on details of a taxation system (Mark Maske, WASHINGTON POST, 7/2). IS MURPHY LAW? If new MLB marketing chief Greg Murphy is to succeed, there are a few key areas that need to be addressed immediately, according to Terry Lefton in the latest BRANDWEEK, including the need for centralized marketing and a greater investment on marketing in terms of a higher percentage of revenues spent (BRANDWEEK, 7/1).