Team Health Report: Pittsburgh Pirates February 2003
Last week I talked a little about possible homes for the Expos, profiling a number of cities often included in discussions about relocation. Well, according to reports, the big three contenders–Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Portland, Oregon–are slated to make presentations to Major League Baseball on March 20th and 21st. MLB’s major priority in selecting a place to move the team is not long-term viability, or strength of ownership, or anything like that. No, as you’d expect, it’s the funding, location, and construction of a new ballpark.
Team Health Report: Kansas City Royals February 2003
Transaction analysis, February 10-18, 2003.
There is enough evidence to perform at least an exploratory empirical analysis of what types of skills are best accentuated by Coors Field.
The PCL is famous for its pinball scores but there are other, better reasons to pay attention to it this year.
Where do the Expos go after this year, or next yea
Why, then, did Bechler die of heatstroke, during a half-mile run, in his first week in Spring Training?
Team Health Report: Detroit Tigers February 2003
On Sunday, heat illness claimed yet another victim in the world of sport, 23-year-old Oriole pitching prospect Steve Bechler. According to reports, he was a little over halfway through a run when he stopped and leaned against a fence. He was observed to be pale, disoriented and complained of nausea. He was taken to the…
Whenever “competitive balance” is debated, the debaters inevitably turn to published information about team payrolls to support their positions. This sounds straightforward. Unfortunately, “team payroll” is a fluid concept. The four most widely reported measures each use different methods and can lead to different conclusions.
The Baseball Prospectus staff responds to reader mail about Rick Peterson, Todd Zeile and more.