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J.C. Bradbury

Entries by J.C. Bradbury

Is Your Favorite Free Agent Over the Hill?

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 9:35 AM

With baseball's Winter Meetings only a few days away, the free-agent market is beginning to gather momentum. It's an exciting time for fans to construct hypothetical line-ups with newly added players and ponder how they affect their World Series chances. Though the buzz about adding free agents is mostly positive,...

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Wins Suck

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2009 | 9:29 AM

This past week's elections of Zack Greinke and Tim Lincecum as the Cy Young winners for their respective leagues has generated some controversy. While no one disputes the fact that these gentlemen are among the game's best pitchers, they fall short in one performance statistic that is near and dear...

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Baseball's First Economist: Remembering Gerald Scully

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2009 | 10:59 AM

The National Baseball Hall of Fame recently released its list of non-player candidates being considered for enshrinement. The name that stands out on the list is Marvin Miller, the experienced union executive who turned the Major League Baseball's Players Association into sport's most powerful labor union. In the 1970s,...

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Hot Stove Myths

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 8:43 PM

Let me debunk a few common myths about baseball's labor market as baseball's second season begins.

GMs can buy low and sell high -- So, let me get this straight: you think you know when a player is playing above or below his true ability--usually due to a small sample...

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