This question can be answered for any sport, but the one I understand best is baseball. The Phillies' GM Reuben Amaro made a statement that prospects were overvalued in the marketplace, which is to ...
First, my understanding is that they use professional labor arbitrators, not people with a strong specific knowledge of baseball. So "old" metrics, hits, runs, RBIs and ERAs count for more than on ...
(Unlike some of my other recent questions, this one is primarily about baseball.) Most minor leaguers are players just drafted out of high school or college, and working their way up (hopefully) to ...
Feel free to answer using any sport although my example comes from baseball. A recent example was the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Angels trading (failed) closers, Jason Grilli and Ernesto ...
Team 1 begins by going to Team 2 and offers X for Y. Team 2 counters by saying, I don't think X is as valuable as Y, so I want X and Z for Y. That would be a "two for one." Team 1 says, I don't ...
Now that we are approaching the MLB trade deadline, I would like to ask some questions about unusual trades. The first is about three team trades. Suppose a manager of team A goes to the manager of ...
Why can't MLB teams trade draft picks like the NHL or NFL? It would make for much more interesting drafts, and teams could "stock up" on young talent, then burn picks for veterans to make a playoff ...