Rays owner claims there are “at least five” better markets for baseball than his current one, doesn’t name names.
The O’s and Indians are among the teams looking at refitting ’90s-era ballparks for a new economic future.
The Tampa Tribune estimates that the Rays could bring in $40 million a year in new revenues from a new stadium. Does that make it a good deal?
Tickets too pricey? Blame the business-entertainment tax deduction.
This barely rises to the level of rumor, but this morning, former Oakland city economic advisor-turned-San Francisco Chronicle blogger Zennie Abraham reports that Bud Selig's Oakland A's stadium commission will report back within three days, and will recommend that the team be moved to San Jose. Abraham's source? "A source." No indication even of whether…
Ah, MLB.com. It so really, really wants to be taken seriously as an independent news site — even going so far as to end every article carries the tagline “This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs,” hoping to convince you that despite being owned by MLB, it’s…
If you’ve been wondering what the heck is up with that three-man commission that Bud Selig commissioned to work on a report on the future of the Oakland A’s, Selig gave official word yesterday: They’re not done yet. The A’s stadium report, said Selig, “will be coming in the near future. I don’t have any…
The Yanks’ old home could be all but gone by opening day.
Checking out the new digs for the Bombers shows them to be impressive in some ways, but less so in others.
The economic mess leaves several stadium plans in disarray and widespread anger over public subsidies and naming rights-related issues.
Will MLB’s completist instinct for new or improved stadiums find satisfaction in Miami and Fremont?
Neil catches us up on what’s happening on the ballparks front, as teams try to get new homes or renovate old ones.
A glib observation about the Pirates’ booting big bucks leads to a more rigorous examination of the contracts that do real damage.
Neil responds to reader mail about last week’s re-evaluation of Marginal Payroll and Marginal Wins.
The great Doug Pappas’ signature calculation gets an upgrade that integrates Nate Silver’s research.