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Baseball Economist - 07 edition

Baseball Economist (ISBN10: 0452289025; ISBN13: 9780452289024)
ISBN13: 978-0452289024
ISBN10: 0452289025

Summary: ''Freakonomics'' meets ''Moneyball'' in this provocative expos of baseballs most fiercely debated controversies and some of its oldest most dearly held myths Providing far more than a mere collection of numbers economics professor and popular blogger J.C. Bradbury shines the light of his economic thinking on baseball exposing the power of tradeoffs competition and incentives. Utilizing his own sabernomic approach Bradbury dissects baseball topics such as: Did steroids have ''nothing'
' to do with the recent homerun records? Incredibly Bradburys research reveals steroids probably had little impact. Which players are ridiculously overvalued? Bradbury lists all players by team with their revenue value to the team listed in dollarsincluding a dishonor role of those players with negative valuesupdated in paperback to include the 2007 season. Does it help to lobby for balls and strikes? Statistics alone arent enough anymore. This is a refreshing lucid and powerful read for fans fantasy buffs and playersas well as coaches at all levelswho want to know what is ''really'' happening on the field.
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Summary: ''Freakonomics'' meets ''Moneyball'' in this provocative expos of baseballs most fiercely debated controversies and some of its oldest most dearly held myths Providing far more than a mere collection of numbers economics professor and popular blogger J.C. Bradbury shines the light of his economic thinking on baseball exposing the power of tradeoffs competition and incentives. Utilizing his own sabernomic approach Bradbury dissects baseball topics such as: Did steroids have ''nothing'' to do with the recent homerun records? Incredibly Bradburys research reveals steroids probably had little impact. Which players are ridiculously overvalued? Bradbury lists all players by team with their revenue value to the team listed in dollarsincluding a dishonor role of those players with negative valuesupdated in paperback to include the 2007 season. Does it help to lobby for balls and strikes? Statistics alone arent enough anymore. This is a refreshing lucid and powerful read for fans fantasy buffs and playersas well as coaches at all levelswho want to know what is ''really'' happening on the field. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: NAL / New American Library
Published: 02/26/2008
International: No

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