Archive for the 'Contracts/Economics' Category

How a person can be a hero by being a zero.

The value of a player depends significantly on the team he plays for or the one looking to acquire him.

The Joint Drug Agreement is more bark than bite. Here’s why.

The text for the new CBA is out. Let’s look at some of the oddities.

Teams are getting around the CBA’s signing bonus limit. Why and how?

With a new collective bargaining agreement being negotiated, we conclude a three-part series on its history.

With a new collective bargaining agreement being negotiated, we continue a three-part series on its history.

With a new collective bargaining agreement being negotiated, we begin a three-part series on its history.

A city mourns the loss of its ball club.

MLB continues to try to grow the game by restricting fans’ access to it.

Bowie Kuhn and Charlie Finley helped define each other.

Not all potential major leaguers can afford to test themselves.

Why should a free agent be less than free?

Clubs continue to leak information, and players continue to pay for it.

More sophisticated contracts call for more sophisticated analysis.

It wouldn’t take radical changes to make the process fairer, more efficient, and less unpleasant for everyone.

With the CBA negotiations about to take center stage, now is a good time to revisit this piece from The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2016.

Dave Dombrowski is a good general manager with a couple of distinct failings. How has he adjusted to those in his early days with Boston?

A modest proposal to revamp MLB’s schedule.

And how it brought down the reserve clause.