Category Archives: HOT STOVE BOOKS

Books to read that deal with player movement in baseball.

BOOKS: BA PROSPECT HANDBOOK

Here’s another annual book, and this one is essential for anyone who is zeroed in on prospects. The folks at Baseball America kick out an early spring compilation called the Prospect Handbook and it has their top 30 rankings for … Continue reading

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BOOKS: THT BASEBALL ANNUAL

One of the finer off-season books you can buy is The Hardball Times Baseball Annual. The Annual is a collection of observations and analysis from the previous season, along with some historical writing, done up by writers from THT (HardballTimes.com), … Continue reading

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BOOKS: THE BASEBALL ECONOMIST

Economics professor J.C. Bradbury of the blog Sabernomics.com penned this extremely ambitious look at some of baseball’s oldest quirks and tenets with some pretty surprising conclusions along the way. Subtitled “The Real Game Exposed” and with the statement “The Next … Continue reading

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BOOKS: MIND GAME

In 2005 the writers of Baseball Prospectus and editor Steven Goldman put together a book titled Mind Game that explained the Boston Red Sox’ 2004 World Series championship in the context of the modern, Saber-centric mindset of building a team. The subtitle says … Continue reading

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BOOKS: MONEYBALL

Anyone who follows the world of baseball player movement and economics has surely read Michael Lewis’ 2003 bestseller, Moneyball. If not, it could only be due to the fact that the theme explored in the book, a modern approach to … Continue reading

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