Economics of Baseball

Surveying the market: Second Base

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While we know that there is one standout second baseman available this offseason, the rest of the free agent and trade market offers plenty of excitement as well. Which players will be the best...

Surveying the market: Relief pitchers

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Relief pitchers are among the most misunderstood players in baseball, and the market treats them no differently. Here's a peak at this year's market for relievers.

Surveying the market: First basemen

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First base has traditionally been a position of power, but recently it's become a position of bad contracts. This free agent market is not strong, so teams will have to be creative to add value at...

DIPS, Springsteen, and why offense is declining

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The run environment in baseball has been in free-fall over the last few years. Is the broadening acceptance of sabermetric ideas to blame?

Qualifying offers and options: hitchhiker's guide

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The pre-free agency period sets the tone for the free agent market. Here's a guide to the theories and numbers that go into making those decisions.

On trading Scherzer and the cost of a win

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The discussion of how much a win is worth has sprung up in recent days. I'll add some food for thought to that discussion while looking at how the discussion impacts the possibility of the Tigers...

How Much Does a Win Really Cost?

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It is commonly accepted that a win costs around $5 million on the free agent market. That's wrong. A win really costs around $7 million.

Would you, could you, trade for Price?

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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

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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

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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...

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