Tag Archives: Salary

Not a Post About LeBron…Sorta

Let’s try a thought experiment. Imagine that we still have a salary cap, but no maximum salary (similar to the NFL). Would LeBron, Bosh, and Wade be so willing to take A LOT less money to play together? True, they may sacrifice a couple million per season the way things stand now, but let’s say teams could offer as much of the cap as they wanted. Would LeBron pass up $45 million per year just to play with his buddies? How much does he really value winning/friendship/living in Tony Montana’s old house? Continue reading

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A New Way to Measure Payroll Efficiency (And what it says about the Yankees and Parity)

By David Roher Note: This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Did the 2009 New York Yankees have the most efficient payroll in baseball? According to some recent research we’ve done, they did indeed. Just not in the conventional … Continue reading

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Moneyball: Dead, Alive, or on Life Support?

By Daniel Adler The following article also appears on Huffington Post. This summer, much was made of the end of Moneyball. The teams with the five highest win totals—the Yankees, Angels, Dodgers, Red Sox, Phillies—rank 1st, 6th, 9th, 4th, and … Continue reading

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HSAC in the Wall Street Journal

By Daniel Adler We’ve hit the big-time…an article in the Wall Street Journal (the real deal–print edition!).  The article looks at whether increasing payroll leads to more wins.  The short answer: no. The following graph uses a 9.37% rate of … Continue reading

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The Curvature of the (Sports) Universe

By David Roher

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