Economics of Baseball

Projecting Robinson Cano's Future

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

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

Could F/X Data Create A New Inefficiency?

Looking at how F/X data could give teams an advantage in the draft and international arenas.

Not even hindsight can improve the Astros!

Using everything we now know, what could have been done to improve the 2012 Houston Astros into a contender? Anything? Let's look.

What do the Rangers do with their middle infield?

With top prospect Jurickson Profar knocking on the door, the Rangers have some tough choices to make regarding him and current infielders Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus.

Did the Blue Jays Get Fair Value for John Farrell?

Taking a look back at manager trades throughout history, it appears teams can't expect to get much in return. Was Mike Aviles fair value?

Were the 2012 A's more than lucky?

The story of the 2012 Oakland Athletics is an odyssey that started with selling high, adding depth, and became a real success when gambles paid off ... and luck kicked in.

MLB's Least Valuable Players: 2012

Ryan Howard and Johan Santana head 2012's list of least economically valuable players.

MLB's Most Valuable Players: 2012

In an incredible season of baseball, which players brought the most value ($) to their teams?

The free agent failures of the Tampa Bay Rays

As the 2012 season stretches closer to its finish, I've found myself wondering why Tampa Bay Rays with one of the best front offices in baseball has so much trouble with free agency.

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