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Weiner 'uniquely qualified' to lead union

Many say likely soon-to-be-elected Players Association chief prepared for his new job

Originally Published: July 9, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The New Guy at baseball's Players Association hasn't moved into his new office yet. In fact, Michael Weiner hasn't even been officially approved by his own players yet.

But when that happens -- and it sure seems like a "when," not an "if" -- the good news for this man is: He, along with all of us, is guaranteed 2½ more seasons of labor peace.

Baseball is only halfway through the five-year labor deal that kicked in after the 2006 season. So those rumblings off in the distance -- ...

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