10
DEC
2014

Drive, Accomplishment, and Striking a Balance

People ask me, “why are you back in school instead of pursuing some kind of baseball related job? You don’t really want to be a business man when you could be around the game, do you?” They list off a litany of reasons for why I should be back in baseball, any part of baseball....
09
DEC
2014

Bullish on Masterson and His Value Upside

I’m bullish on the prospect of the Red Sox signing Justin Masterson, and  I think Justin Masterson should dig it as well. He’s going to get a lot of run support, the upgrades to infielding make Boston a nice match for a sinker-baller, and he’ll be reunited with John Farrell. For...
07
DEC
2014

Advice For Baseball Job Seekers

  A little while back an individual who was about to hatch from the business world and flutter into the real world asked me about getting a job in the baseball world. He’d sent out all his resumes, and, after months of anxious perseverating over whether his childhood dream...
05
DEC
2014

Zduriencik Made Saunders Trade Inevitable

Last night, on TSN, I was asked if the JA Happ for Saunders trade was a good deal, or, considering that Happ was one of the Jays’ most dependable pitchers going down the stretch in the second half of last season, if the Jays didn’t give away too much with him. Rationale:...
04
DEC
2014

Hunter, Gammons, and Sabre the Unicorn

  Hey Blue Jay fans. Aren’t you glad you didn’t get Torii Hunter? First, he’s old. Second, he’s overpriced. Third, he’s in decline. And fourth, you can’t tell him that he’s in decline unless you’ve played. Oh, and then there is that thing about same sex marriage and...
03
DEC
2014

A’s Flush Donaldson Down Jays Toilet

So it turns out that Donaldson is actually a real turd of a human being because he allegedly called Billy Beane, “Billy Boy.” Wow, the hyperbole used to describe this is just fantastic. Scott Miller actually wrote that, according to a source inside the A’s, Donaldson...
03
DEC
2014

That Bad Outing Feeling

I’m not much for poetry. Don’t think I ever wrote one that wasn’t part of a high school english project, and I don’t know much about it. But, last night, for whatever reason, I just started putting down some rhymes. I thought I’d share it....
02
DEC
2014

How to Wet The Bed on Brian Kenny’s Show

Brian Kenny had me as a guest on his MLB radio show today. It’s always a treat to join Brian, who is, for my money, one of the smartest men in baseball. Seriously, he’s so smart that I get a little intimidated coming on his show, so I can only imagine how Harold Reynolds felt...
30
NOV
2014

8 Tips on Writing

A couple of days ago my EMBA classmates and I were hit with requirements for six papers at once. Four case study breakdowns and two final reports that are—because of the way the holidays are spread out over our class dates—due all at the same time. In total, it’s over 100 pages...
29
NOV
2014

Josh Donaldson Trade Evaluation

Josh Donaldson for Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, Brett Lawrie and Franklin Barreto… If you’re looking at this deal in and of itself—4 relatively unproven quantities for one proven one—the Jays got better and didn’t lose anything measurable with the subtraction of prospects...