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November 2011

Freaky Thoughts on Baseball

My latest for the Freakonomics blog — Labor Peace in Baseball May Not Last Forever — looks at the recent labor agreement in baseball.  Yes, baseball (I hope to get to basketball later in the week).  I should add two more notes on the post.   First, predictions about events that …

Free Agents: Power Forwards

Given the upcoming end to the NBA Lockout, we’ve decided to start actually reviewing basketball news again! Yesterday we went over the free agent centers. Today we continue by going over the available power forwards. Great picks Kris Humphries: Devin noticed a nice trend in Humphries’ career — when he …

Free Agents: Centers

With the lockout hopefully coming to a close, we can once again begin discussing the NBA and players! Given this great news, we decided to make some free agent help sheets, and we’ll be starting with centers. Which center should I get? Great picks Nene Hilario: In terms of consistency …

A Name for Those Thinking About Future NBA Drafts

Now that the lockout appears to be over, we can now stop discussing labor issues (we won’t, but we could) and start talking about player performance.  Of course, we won’t have any new NBA performances until Christmas (assuming this deal holds up). Although the NBA believes its new deal is …

Podcast: You say Monopoly, I say Monopsony

Where to find us: You can play our podcast with the player above. If you don’t want to wait to hear a new podcast though you can subscribe to our RSS Feed: http://www.bigcontact.com/wagesofwins/rssaudio Podcasters Mosi Platt from Miami Heat Index David Berri & Andres Alvarez from the Wages of Wins Network Patrick Minton from The NBA Geek …

Happy Turkey Day

You have Devin to thank for today’s post. In discussing if we should do a post on a day that may or may not be a holiday (Black Friday, and a day off for many) and the difference between Thanksgiving in the US and Canada (which reverted to an argument …

Major League sports are not as big as sports fans like to think

Sports are supposed to be a great help to the economy. That’s the story we’re told when cities add taxes to build stadiums and arenas. The problem, though, is that when we look over the numbers, we don’t see many people that sports actually help. The Ideal Scenario isn’t that …

Dwyane Wade is worth $50 million and other underpaid NBA stars

Dwyane Wade recently claimed that he’d be worth $50 million if the market was fair in the NBA. Although our first take didn’t have him making the cut, we did agree he was massively underpaid. But Arturo decided to take another crack at it and address an important factor, and that changed …