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October 8, 2009

Premium Article Relative League Quality: I Told You, Don't Call Me Junior!

by Shawn Hoffman

Sure, the AL's run roughshod over the NL, but could it be that the senior circuit is the victim of a systemic crime?

September 24, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Fixing the GM Rankings

by Shawn Hoffman

Tweaking the system to better evaluate the benefits of draft position.

September 11, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: The Winter Market

by Shawn Hoffman

After last winter's bonanza, the shopping-season selections among starting pitchers might leave something to be desired.

August 20, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: A New Way to Rank the GMs

by Shawn Hoffman

Building on the work of Doug Pappas and Nate Silver, a new kind of scorecard.

August 12, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: A Revenue-Sharing Re-Think

by Shawn Hoffman

One man's argument for how the dichotomy between big- and small-market teams be resolved to everyone's satisfaction.

August 5, 2009

Premium Article Using Tools: Alphabet Soup

by Shawn Hoffman

Applied use of FIP, QERA, and more on the subject of pitcher rate stats.

July 29, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Seeing Everything?

by Shawn Hoffman

Two leagues, and two massively different approaches to streaming.

July 22, 2009

The Biz Beat: Doom and Gloom?

by Shawn Hoffman

The media overreaction to the latest sports antitrust case misses the mark on the issues.

July 16, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Baseball's Midseason Report Card

by Shawn Hoffman

Baseball isn't immune from the economic downturn, but has the damage been as bad as expected?

July 1, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: The Hundred Years War

by Shawn Hoffman

Why the Tribune still owns the Cubs.

June 24, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Live Streaming on the iPhone

by Shawn Hoffman

A closer look at the performance and the possibilities of the upgraded MLB At Bat baseball app.

June 18, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Social Networks

by Shawn Hoffman

There may be overlooked opportunities for profit in tweeting on Twitter and befriending on Facebook.

June 11, 2009

The Biz Beat: Probing the Yankees' Local Streaming Deal

by Shawn Hoffman

Who's at the helm may determine if the first deal to drop will begin a steady flow or just a very slow drip.

June 4, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: 21st Century Labor Issues

by Shawn Hoffman

With Sonia Sotomayor headed for the highest bench, the specter of past labor wars inspires a review of the fights to come.

May 21, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Conceiving a New Contract

by Shawn Hoffman

What MLB can learn from the NFL's labor pains.

May 7, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Affiliate Programs

by Shawn Hoffman

A new way for Major League Baseball to sell lots of tickets, and lots of other stuff for that matter.

April 30, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Yankee Ticket Pricing

by Shawn Hoffman

A massive miscalculation, or a minor item of concern for the team's new ATM/venue?

April 24, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Forbes on Baseball

by Shawn Hoffman

The annual report on baseball's financial health tells us some things we didn't know, but confirms others.

April 16, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Give it Away, Give it Away Now

by Shawn Hoffman

Major League Baseball struggles to come to terms with a swiftly evolving marketplace where much of what you have to sell may be best offered for free.

April 9, 2009

Premium Article The Biz Beat: Exploiting the Down Times

by Shawn Hoffman

Does a bum economy mean that the rich will get richer at the deadline?

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