As promised last week, I want to put my economist hat on for
just a minute to discuss the Albies extension, in which people argue
that Albies and his agent are leaving $100 million or more on the table. There is nothing in economics that makes this impossible, but there are good
reasons to think it is unlikely.…
This Easter, the eggs of choice at Progressive Field were Fried goose eggs.
Max Fried threw 6 scoreless innings before allowing a 1 out home run in the 7th to Francisco Lindor, and Josh Donaldson hit 2 home runs, drove in 4 and scored 3 times, as the Braves take the series 2 games to 1.…
This was a fun game to watch and enjoy for 5 plus innings. Then Julio passed the 100 pitch mark, in came Jessie ‘let me get at ’em’ Biddle and we were wiped all round for 6 runs and looked awful being so.
Naturally, now that it didn’t matter, our flaccid bats sprang to life with back to back homers from McCann and…
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.
How much text does it take to make the “continue reading” button show up? This is a question some of us would like the answer to. We would also like the answer to what is going to happen with the bullpen.
Today’s game was a noon start on getaway day. They used to call these games a businessman’s
special. That never made much sense to
me. If a man or a woman is working in
the day, what makes us think they can take most of the day off to go to the
I promised Rob I’d talk today about JC’s paper on changes in
aggregate player compensation over time.
I’m not going to do it, and Rob can fire me if he wants to. I preemptively agree to a 50% cut in pay this
week, but I plan to grace the off day next week with a piece on an economist’s
take on the Albies extension.
I still love, Max. Last time he was great, this time he started off good by not great. He went deep into counts but scraped by through three. The dam finally burst in the 4 th after Fried got the first two outs. Four straight hits later, the D’Backs had a 2-0 lead and Max’s ERA finally went above 0.00. He didn’t look good and…
With the Braves splitting a home series with the Mets, the season is around 10% done. The race that we thought there would be is on. The Mets, Phillies, and Braves are within a half game with the Nationals 2 games back of the lead. So no one has come out of the gate red hot, and no one has disappointed, other than maybe the…