Economics of Baseball

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...

Revocable Waivers: The Hitchhiker's Guide

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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

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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...

The Next MLB City: The Top 10

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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

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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

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

Finding the Next MLB City: The "Underdogs"

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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...

Movin' On Up: Finding the Next MLB City

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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.

Projecting Robinson Cano's Future

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Robinson Cano has switched agencies, but will it have a positive impact on the contract he'll receive? I'll take a look at what is in store for the All-Star 2nd baseman.

Best Valued Contracts of 2012

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Using a tweaked wSalary model, so that it is descriptive, we single out the best- and worst- valued contracts of the 2012 season.

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