Economics of Baseball
A look at Francisco Rodriguez's 2012 vesting option in baseball economics terms.
No complaints in recent memory have been as loud as those of Mets fans who have consistently urged management to release the likes of Jeff Francouer, Oliver Perez, and Luis Castillo. While the Flushing Faithful never got their wish during the tenure of Omar Minaya, Sandy Alderson and company ended the wide spread speculation by announcing that both Perez and Castillo would be released.
When Will Evan Longoria's Contract NOT be Considered the Best in Baseball? by @Dave_Gershman
It is doubtful that as he digs his feet into the dirt and gazes back at the opposing pitcher, he is thinking, "Should I drop my request of a contract with an average annual value of $30 million to $28.5 million?" Maybe, Albert and his teammates will lose some time in the film room, or at worst, maybe some sleep, but this distraction is the least of the Cardinals' problems.
Who were the most cost efficient run creators in 2010? Hint: they're typically young and cheap
A look at the 2010 free agent market for position players on multi-year deals in baseball economics terms.
Interested in understanding how the arbitration process works? Here's an example, using Francisco Liriano as the player involved.
A look at how the free agent position player class that signed 1-year deals during the 2010 preseason fared in baseball economics terms.
A look at how those free agents who signed multi-year deals during the 2010 preseason fared in baseball economics terms.
A look at twelve pitchers who signed 1-year deals on the free agent market during the 2010 preseason.
A look at a potential Justin Upton trade from Arizona's perspective.
By far the most common complaint I read regarding Selig's plan to add a second wild card is that it would "dilute the regular season." Personally, I'm suspicious of this argument, and I'll tell you why...