There has been a lot of discussion over the economics of baseball in the midst of the Great Free Agent Staredown of 2018. Much of this has centered on the fact that players are significantly underpaid before they become free agents and teams are, rationally, trying to stock their rosters with as many younger, lower paid players as possible. I thought that some quick math might illustrate just how significant the higher cost of free agent players is...Read More
As the Super Bowl came to a close last night, and the Nick Foles led Eagles routed Tom Brady's Patriots, a new season was getting ready to start. With commercials of there being "No Offseason" in football airing before the game, now both teams are looking to make it back to the promised land of Super Bowl 53. ... But, enough about that sport, that season is done, and the baseball season is right around the corner.
Pitchers and Catchers report in a Yogi Berra/Dill Dickey amount of days (8). Let's start the hype:Read More
A whole lot of noise has been echoed around Major League Baseball the last couple of weeks as several free agents, including, perhaps, the biggest prize on the market, have not yet found homes. Agents, Scott Boras and Brodie Van Wagenen, have spoken out. Union chief, Tony Clark, has issued a statement, players have grumbled and Brandon Moss has stated that the players themselves are to blame. The market has changed and the question has become what the union will do about it in the next round of negotiations with the league.Read More
Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday, and the sports world waits in eager anticipation of The Big Game. But for Yankees fans, today is more significant. February 3, 2018 marks twenty years to the day since George Steinbrenner promoted a 30-year-old Brian Cashman to be his General Manager. To commemorate the occasion, let's take a brief look back at the architect behind a Yankees dynasty.Read More
Congratulations to Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman in being elected to the Hall of Fame. Adding in Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, and it looks like a great Class of 2018!
Back on December 6th, Paul published the results of the Hall of Faming voting of SSTN’s writers, had we an official vote. This was the first time I had participated in an exercise such as this, and found it to be great fun.
For the most part.Read More