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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 1/10/19

Revenue sharing issues; the weird 70s; Vegas over/under win totals

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FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: One of the quirks of the new CBA that by a second-degree affects salary payout is revenue sharing, where big market teams share revenue with the Athletics. While they received $34 million in the previous CBA, the new pooling system restricts how much goes to small market teams, giving them about $10 million less per season. Think about that mid-tier player not getting the one-year deal, and it’s probably that they’re not going to the A’s.

Baseball Prospectus | Russell A. Carleton ($): The 1970s were a weird time for baseball. For a league with a smaller talent pool than the 80s through the present day, there were fireman relievers and power-and-speed stars in a way we just don’t see anymore, and won’t see again unless there is some similar contraction in the talent pool.

The Athletic | Eno Sarris ($): Vegas odds are out for win totals, so we can use FanGraphs projected wins to see who is the most under-and-overrated. The Brewers, White Sox, and Phillies have the best case for the under, while the Giants, Orioles, and Nationals have the best case for the over.