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Winning On A Dime: The Best- And Worst-Managed Franchises Of The Decade

  • J.C. Bradbury
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Abstract

Identifying good and bad contracts is useful, but individual instances of over- and under-payment don’t necessarily provide an accurate picture of how good a general manager is at his craft. Bench players hit grand slam home runs, and Hall-of-Fame sluggers strike out with the game on the line. Just as these isolated events tell us very little about the quality of players, a single contract doesn’t tell us much about how well a front office manages its ballclub. Certainly, a general manager who signs a player to a good(bad) contract deserves some credit(blame); however, the sum of the good and the bad decisions provides a clearer picture of his business acumen.

Keywords

General Manager Revenue Sharing Major League Baseball Competitive Balance Revenue Function 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA

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