Offseason In Review Series

The Offseason In Review series is complete; links by team are below.


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9 Comments on "Offseason In Review Series"


elclashcombo
5 years 5 months ago

Very nice work Tim. Im really enjoying the analysis and other “non-trade news updates” posts lately. Its providing great insight on player transactions. The creativity and content of this blog has improved so much in the past 12 months. Keep it up!

5 years 5 months ago

Thanks! For the next two months we shift into creative mode and try to provide quality content that is not based on breaking news as much.

bjsguess
5 years 5 months ago

Why were the comments blocked on the previous post about team spending?

I also want to thank Tim and staff for their work on this section. Very solid reads.

5 years 5 months ago

Thanks. That post got way out of control quickly and my mod was deleting stuff constantly. Too much work being created, had to close it off.

bjsguess
5 years 5 months ago

Thanks Tim – I didn’t notice.

Just a thought for future posts on that topic (which is really interesting and important). Any way we could break that down further?

For example, getting an annual average increase in team payroll would be helpful. So, a guy like Holliday shows up as a $17m increase instead of a $120m (or whatever he signed for).

It would also be useful to know the teams net gain/loss in terms of total payroll commitments for next year. A team like the Angels may have spent $57m in off-season spending while actually decreasing their ’10 payroll (compared to 2009). I don’t know if that is true or not, but it would make for a good read. Helps keep all the numbers in perspective.

Lots of work but would really improve the value of the post IMO.

5 years 5 months ago

I agree that that would be good stuff to see, but it probably makes sense to wait until official Opening Day payrolls come out.

dirtyswap
5 years 5 months ago

Hey guys,
Great work as always. However, it is peculiar how you started with the AL East and ended with the NL West. Did ESPN, or better yet, Peter Gammons, pay you to make the order like that? :)

5 years 4 months ago

Actually ESPN did have something to do with the order (which is the order I usually use for stuff). Whenever I want to do something involving all 30 teams I go to ESPN’s MLB page and go to Teams, and then go in the order they are listed. It’s pretty logical, with the divisions laid out geographically and the teams alphabetical within them.

Yankees10
5 years 5 months ago

Great job Tim.