Maybe we’ve been doing transaction analysis wrong this whole time.
Maybe teams should be being even more aggressive signing prospects to long-term contracts.
Building an 84-win team with $93 million.
How the Astros double as an insurance company.
Why all the incentives are aligned in favor of contracts like the Astros’ new first baseman’s, and how that could change.
Ben and Sam banter about Josh Johnson, Michael Pineda, and more, then choose between the Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, and Miguel Cabrera contracts.
Do one-day contracts actually exist? And should they?
Do opt-out clauses favor the player or the team?
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about switching positions between batters, specialist scouts, risk-averse skippers, a team of top prospects, and more.
Ben and Sam discuss why players don’t choose year-to-year contracts, then rank contending teams by rootability.
Ben and Sam draft the worst player contracts to see who can spend the most money for the least production.
The top free agent outfielder has a hitting style that should scare teams considering buying his mid-30s.
Ben and Sam discuss Evan Longoria’s second extension and why players aren’t holding out for a bigger slice of the revenue pie.
Ben and Sam discuss whether Josh Hamilton could end up signing a reasonable contract after all and talk about whether the Yankees can commit to and compete despite their goal to get under the luxury tax threshold by 2014.