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Title:
The state of baseball management : decision-making in the best and worst teams, 1993-2003
Author:
Barzilla, Scott.
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
vii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Methodology -- Atlanta Braves -- New York Yankees -- Cleveland Indians -- Seattle Mariners -- Houston Astros -- Florida Marlins -- Kansas City Royals -- Pittsburgh Pirates -- Milwaukee Brewers -- Detroit Tigers -- Conclusion.
ISBN:
9780786418985
Format :
Book

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Summary

In recent years there has been a great deal of discussion about the economics of baseball. For most of that time, the assumption inside and outside the game has been that there is simply too much disparity between ""the haves"" and ""the have-nots,"" especially in terms of salaries and team payrolls. The top five teams (Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros) and bottom five teams (Florida Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers) over the past ten years are analyzed here. The author considers many factors in his evaluation of each team's performance, among them team philosophies and business models as shown through trades and free agent acquisitions, general managers' moves and personnel decisions, and player performance.


Author Notes

Scott Barzilla teaches high school history in Houston, Texas


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
1. Methodologyp. 3
2. Atlanta Bravesp. 12
3. New York Yankeesp. 37
4. Cleveland Indiansp. 63
5. Seattle Marinersp. 86
6. Houston Astrosp. 112
7. Florida Marlinsp. 130
8. Kansas City Royalsp. 152
9. Pittsburgh Piratesp. 175
10. Milwaukee Brewersp. 193
11. Detroit Tigersp. 215
Conclusionp. 237
Indexp. 241