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BOOKS: BA PROSPECT HANDBOOK

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 each organization. This is a book you will go to again and again throughout the […]

BOOKS: THT BASEBALL ANNUAL

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), FanGraphs.com and a few guest writers who contribute a similar brand of excellence in talking […]

BOOKS: THE BASEBALL ECONOMIST

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 Step In The Bill James Revolution” across the top, it isn’t surprising that you can […]

BOOKS: MIND GAME

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 it all: “How the Boston Red Sox Got Smart, Won a World Series and Created […]

BOOKS: MONEYBALL

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 evaluating players and building teams, has become such a well-known part of the game that […]

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