Author Archives: Neil R

WHEN WILL THE SEASON START?

The biggest news story in the world these days is the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. People are quarantining themselves, cities and countries are being practically shut down, and sports leagues around the world are postponing their seasons. Major League Baseball is of course one of those leagues. The big question on the fans’ minds when it comes to the

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FANTASY BASEBALL: FINDING VALUE

I propose a new system of finding value. Predictions can be different (though lately I prefer ATC) but while it’s impossible to predict exact player performance, we can predict their “rough numbers”. How do we know whether the player is worth his price however? I primarily deal with auctions and decided on the tier system based on standard Rotisserie leagues.

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WHY 1 WAR BEING WORTH $8-9 MILLION IS A SILLY IDEA AND HOW MUCH 1 WAR IS REALLY WORTH

Over the last few years there’s been a silly idea floating around… the idea that 1 WAR is worth $8-9 million in annual salary on the open market (note: I’ll be using rWAR). Before we look at that, let’s quickly look at annual salaries and payrolls.. The best players cost $20 million+. $30 million or even higher is reserved for

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