Economics of Baseball

Would you, could you, trade for Price?

David Price is already the hottest name swirling in trade rumors. I look into whether trading for him is a good idea and what exactly he is going to be worth.

The moves that shaped the postseason

The off season preceding the 2013 MLB regular season helped shape the current postseason landscape. This post breaks down how the different moves impacted each roster.

How the Pirates built a winner

The Pittsburgh Pirates have put an end to 20 years of losing by winning their 82nd game of the season. Through intelligent building and managing of assets, they have build a squad that is built to win now and in the future.

Revocable Waivers: The Hitchhiker's Guide

Revocable waivers are often an afterthought among many individuals who enjoy baseball. However, they can serve as a useful tool for gauging value and dumping contracts.

A losing strategy

Should teams with sub-.500 records and glib playoffs hopes at best vie for one of the worst nine records in the league? Doing so might allow them to attain a protected draft pick ... but is it worth it?

The Next MLB City: The Top 10

After a comprehensive look at metro areas that could host MLB franchises, it's time to look at the top ten candidates to host a MLB franchise.

Search for the Next MLB City: The Dependents

This next group of cities sure looks good on paper, but each has one flaw that holds it back from being a serious candidate as the next host of a MLB franchise.

MLB Draft: The value of comp balance selections

Major League Baseball has instituted new competitive balance draft picks. How much are these picks worth?

Finding the Next MLB City: The "Underdogs"

There are many metro areas competing to be the next host of a MLB franchise, but five are faced with a tall task: they are smaller than every current MLB market. This post looks at whether those cities have what it takes to overcome these odds.

Movin' On Up: Finding the Next MLB City

Many people talk of relocation, but is it really a viable option for a struggling franchise given the current environment? This series of posts will try to find the answer.

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