Economics of Baseball
If the Royals think they've built a core poised for a breakout, why didn't they employ the same type of extension strategy as the Atlanta Braves this winter?
It is a common refrain for sabermetric writers to complain about how teams spend significant money on free-agent relievers. With that in mind, I built a bullpen out of the remaining relief options in free agency and see just what is still out there.
At this point in the offseason, many teams have big needs but limited resources. Often, the most common need for a team is starting pitching. But is it worth it to spend on an ace, or would signing two mid-level guys be more efficient?
With the Tigers moving one of baseball's biggest contracts, is it time we start to think differently about what those massive deals really represent?
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 bargains, which will be the busts, and where are they al