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Posts Tagged ‘arbitration’

He’s not my type, anyway

Posted by dannmckeegan on November 9, 2010

The Elias Sports Bureau has released their newest fall rom-com, the 2010 MLB player rankings. A surprising knee-slapper, this year’s dramatic flourishes are supported but not overshadowed by some dark humor. But that’s not to say that some true knee-slappers aren’t right there for an attentive audience. What’s your type, MLB front offices? This plot follows a rag-tag group of statisticians and programmers who share a love of baseball and cruel jokes. Providing Old Man Selig with a numerical rank for all of the free agents out there, “Bud” Selig uses his power and influence to rank the top scorers as Type A or Type B. They are free for the signing…but with a catch. [More after the jump] Read the rest of this entry »


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Who’s Afraid of Super Two?

Posted by dannmckeegan on May 10, 2010

In a few pieces around the web, I’ve seen criticism of the Starlin Castro call-up referring to Super Two status, which is the contract situation in which a player is arbitration eligible after 2.5+ rather than 3.0 seasons of MLB service time.  Those articles, though, generally don’t make much baseball sense.  And once we recognize that economies happen on the ground as opposed to in the U of C’s hallowed halls, they don’t necessarily make any financial sense, either. Read the rest of this entry »

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