2018 MLB Winter Meetings

December 10, 2018

Okay, I am done arguing with people on this or any other baseball site about corporate finance, which happens to be a subject I am very well-versed in. But that is different than knowledge of the Dodgers balance sheet of which I have none. So, let’s move on.   I am writing this in an El Dorado Hills Starbucks at about 1:30 PM. So this may not be current by…

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Nine to Go

October 6, 2018

Continued and persistent rumors of the demise of Clayton Kershaw seem to have been greatly exaggerated. Is this the game where Clayton may have actually recognized that he is no longer the early version of himself, and now must become a finesse pitcher?  There is nothing wrong with being a finesse pitcher, but it just may not sit with him very well.  In Game 2, he was extremely efficient.  He…

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The Athletic

February 14, 2018

I am going to give a shameless plug to The Athletic and print an article in it’s entirety.  That’s generally a NO-NO, but I am doing it so that you can see how good they are and how valuable they will become. Pedro Moura wrote the following this week: Pedro Moura: Why I’m here, and why I think you should be, too I started today at The Athletic. I left the 137-year-old Los…

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MLB Has Some Big Problems

February 6, 2018

2017 marked the third consecutive season in which MLB attendance declined.  In fact, it went below 73 million for the first time since 2002.  You need to realize that attendance has declined for 5 out of the past 6 years (Maury Brown Forbes Magazine). It’s not huge, but it is a decline… almost half a million less in 2017 over 2016. Major league baseball attendance has declined 8.59% since 2000. …

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