Archive for April 2016

More sophisticated contracts call for more sophisticated analysis.

Facing labor negotiations, MLB and the players’ union need to figure out an approach to allocating new revenue.

Both baseball and macroeconomics have their own Very Serious People.

The Phillies would have been better had they adopted sabermetrics earlier on, but that’s not why they’re struggling now.

Measured by production, not all major leaguers are paid the same. How much is race a factor — and why?

In the second part of this study on race in baseball, we look at the effect of kids being able to watch African-American baseball stars.

More data show that the decline in African-American major leaguers is a function of income and weather.

Baseball players have received a dwindling share of revenue. Will that change in the near future?

Analyzing the cost per WAR from several different perspectives, including incorporating draft pick compensation.

Before diving in with updated calculations, we first take a step back and see how we set things up.

Can economic and weather data help us explain the drop in African-American players in Major League Baseball?

The new Japanese player posting system is far from optimal.

Last of a week-long series on game theory and baseball strategy

Part Four of a week-long series on game theory and baseball strategy

Part Three of a week-long series on game theory and baseball strategy.

Part Two of a week-long series discussing game theory and baseball strategy.

First of a week-long series.

How do long contracts compare with short ones?

Marginal wins don’t tell us everything we think they do.

What if you could adjust DER? What would it tell you?