View single post by srossi
 Posted: Thu Mar 7th, 2019 01:04 pm
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Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: New York USA
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I think lots of teams still try to win, but the "New Moneyball" says it's smart to spend your money on shorter-term, less expensive contracts with interchangeable younger journeymen rather than over-spend on superstars who are old enough to have already reached free agency.  The numbers back this up.  And it's sent pitching strategy in a tailspin especially, because starting pitchers and innings-eaters, who just 3-4 years ago still had tons of value, became worthless almost over night. Teams are just stocking up on flame-throwing relievers who can hit 99 for 1 inning each and can come in well before the 5th inning, and once they're ineffective there seems like there's another who can step in.  Most of these guys aren't stars, just more interchangeable parts.      

This thread was great before AA ruined it.