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Economics of Baseball 101

 

Today's topic: The reserve clause

 

Teams hold the rights of players for 6 fully-played years in the majors. In the first 3, they have no say over their contract. The following 3, their price is restrained (or helped) by the arbitration process. That's yet another reason why teams value holding onto young talent on their rosters - they're productive and cheap. Now, consider the Marlins, they want productivity and must be cheap. Therefore they exploit the system by trading players who get too expensive for players that can't contest their wages.

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Economics of Baseball 101

 

Today's topic: The reserve clause

 

Teams hold the rights of players for 6 fully-played years in the majors. In the first 3, they have no say over their contract. The following 3, their price is restrained (or helped) by the arbitration process. That's yet another reason why teams value holding onto young talent on their rosters - they're productive and cheap. Now, consider the Marlins, they want productivity and must be cheap. Therefore they exploit the system by trading players who get too expensive for players that can't contest their wages.

Today's word of the day: Shill

 

Function: intransitive verb

Etymology: shill

Date: circa 1914

 

2: to act as a spokesperson or promoter

 

No matter how bad the Marlins ownership treats its fans, rferry will continue to be a shill for them.

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Economics of Baseball 101

 

Today's topic: The reserve clause

 

Teams hold the rights of players for 6 fully-played years in the majors. In the first 3, they have no say over their contract. The following 3, their price is restrained (or helped) by the arbitration process. That's yet another reason why teams value holding onto young talent on their rosters - they're productive and cheap. Now, consider the Marlins, they want productivity and must be cheap. Therefore they exploit the system by trading players who get too expensive for players that can't contest their wages.

Today's word of the day: Shill

 

Function: intransitive verb

Etymology: shill

Date: circa 1914

 

2: to act as a spokesperson or promoter

 

No matter how bad the Marlins ownership treats its fans, rferry will continue to be a shill for them.

 

:lol :lol :lol :notworthy :notworthy

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Thats exactly what we do...

For years now they have been double the number of scouts at a game looking to see who can they get there hands on next...

 

Henry Owens cousin is a pitcher in my H.S. Baseball team and i asked him if he had talked to henry about the trade, he said he called the Marlins pathetic...

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