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August 01, 2006

The New Economics of the MLB Trade Market: A look at flipping MLB players, trading for a player who is going to be a free agent in order to trade him for more down the road, as a new way of exploiting market inefficiencies in baseball.

posted by awrigh01 to baseball at 03:11 PM - 9 comments

if mlb teams are smart enough to take advantage of a players contract staus, then more power to them. its the players that are going to have to get smarter with their contracts to keep this from happening. that is of course if they dont like being bounced from one club to the next

posted by canes09 at 03:47 PM on August 01

Very interesting stuff. Makes my head hurt, but very interesting.

posted by SummersEve at 06:14 PM on August 01

awrigh01, this is not how you make your Spofi debut. You're supposed to post a punctuation-challenged rant about Terrell Owens. Or have your father give you away at the Summer Cotillion. Either way, great stuff. Thanks.

posted by yerfatma at 06:21 PM on August 01

Can we email this FPP to Jim Henry? Excellent FPP, insightful to say the least. Thanks

posted by skydivedad at 08:44 PM on August 01

Wait - Jim Bowden is a genius? Well I'll be an uncle's monkey. Great article.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:11 AM on August 02

Fantastic link. Lots of stuff to chew on in there. This guy writing sounds like GM material. Not blogging gm, but actual GM. I'll trade Bavasi for him, straight up, no compensatory picks.

posted by vito90 at 11:39 AM on August 02

The guy who wrote it was the guy who kept self-linking back to his own armchair gm articles a while ago. We've seen his stuff before. That being said, he definitely can write.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:03 PM on August 02

I think the trade deadline and baseball trades in general would be a lot more interesting if baseball permitted the trading of draft picks.

posted by holden at 12:58 PM on August 02

I agree. They should allow this. It would help bring balance to the Force. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I left my lightsaber beside my acne cream.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:49 PM on August 02

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