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Stealing the World Series

October 25, 2011 by


Dre looks at how the Texans may have stolen a World Series win by some failed Cardinal base stealing

The Moneyball Bible and Other Sunday Thoughts

September 4, 2011 by


The Wages of Wins has been called a "Moneyball-Bible". This is just one observation in a list of Sunday Bullets.

Getting Freaky about Realigning Baseball

August 1, 2011 by


Dave makes a guest appearance over at Freakonomics where he discusses possible changes in the MLB.

Just Desserts: 100 Greatest Wins Produced Players since 1978

June 30, 2011 by


[Editor’s note: Below is another piece by Arturo called “Just Desserts” where Arturo gives a very quick slice of data. Enjoy!] Sometimes a picture is enough to tell a great story. I was asked to update an old poster of mine featuring the 100 greatest Wins Produced players of all time. I love a good […]

Questions and Answers with J.C. Bradbury

November 24, 2010 by


With the Holiday Season upon us it is time to start thinking about what gifts to give and what you hope Santa brings to you.  The answer to both questions might by Hot Stove Economics.  J.C. Bradbury’s latest combines both economics and the study of baseball statistics in an exploration of the decisions baseball teams […]

Hot Stove Economics and Other Baseball Thoughts

October 28, 2010 by


Now that the NBA season is upon us, let’s talk a little baseball.  Okay, maybe this isn’t what readers in this forum are look for.  Still, I have a few baseball thoughts I wish to share (my next post will offer a few basketball thoughts). Hot Stove Economics JC Bradbury – author of the Baseball […]

Tigers, Lions, and How Expectations and Understanding Randomness Impacts Fan Happiness

October 11, 2010 by


The Wages of Wins Journal is supposed to be one of the very top basketball blogs. But both The Wages of Wins and Stumbling on Wins devote the majority of their pages to something other than basketball.  And the majority of my published research is about something besides the NBA. That being said… this forum […]

Talking About the Pirates Again and Again

August 29, 2010 by


This weekend I was a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the recent revelation that the Pirates – despite years of losing – are still able to earn a profit. As I have noted in the past, a radio or television interview is similar to taking a test.  Except unlike the exams my […]

The Problem with Baseball’s Participation Trophy

August 25, 2010 by


This is the title of my latest at the Huffington Post, a column that discusses the recent revelation that the Pittsburgh Pirates – a team that has been a loser for 18 consecutive years – is still earning a profit. Alan Robinson – of the Associated Press – contacted me about this story a few […]

The Baseball Code: A Question and Answer with Jason Turbow

July 11, 2010 by


A few weeks ago I noticed – at — The Baseball Code, a book written by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca on the unwritten rules of baseball.   The book caught my eye for two reasons.  First, I like books on sports (obviously).  More than that obvious point, though, is that I was interviewed by […]