FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron’s Long-Term Thoughts

Episode 454
Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he considers, (among other considerations, Jon Singleton’s sign-and-promote deal with Houston.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 40 min play time.)


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  1. tz says:

    Back to the “sign-and-promote” deal with Singleton, couldn’t you say the A’s did a “sign-and-promote to closer” deal with Doolittle?

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  2. Peter R says:

    Think you meant “Lord of the flies” situation, not “Lord of the Rings” lol.

    Unless you are suggesting one player would forge magic devices that he disguises as gifts for the other players but secretly let him get all the monies.

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  3. joser says:

    I still like the idea Charlie Finley (I think I’m attributing it correctly) mooted at the dawn of free agency: there be no contracts longer than one year. Every offseason there’s an insane game of musical chairs as players/agents try to find a team and teams try to fill out their rosters; and then as soon as the World Series ends, all players are free agents again and the mad scramble begins anew. Though I suppose fans who appreciate continuity of players from year to year (despite essentially cheering for laundry over a longer timescale) wouldn’t like that much.

    WRT putting all the salary money in the room and letting the players sort it out, that’s sort of the way World Series shares work, isn’t it? Or at least the way it used to be (back when the World Series bonus money was a significant bump to regular salaries).

    Also, I have to say I noticed the improved quality of the recording right away (the introduction in particular sounded like we were on our way to a intimate evening with Carson Cistulli, but perhaps he was just trying to not wake his wife). From a sample size of one (without controlling for whatever you’re paying), I can conclude the quality of internet in Rome is far superior to that of Paris.

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