But You Are Consistent

Before I get to my Monday post, let me just note that Henry Abbott and TrueHoop have officially joined ESPN.com. You can see the new TrueHoop (which Henry promises will be the same as the old, just better) by looking HERE. For those not familiar with TrueHoop, it is the …

Calculating Economic Values

The Baseball Economist has now been on the market for three days. Surprisingly, some people have not bought this book. To further advance its cause, I thought I would spend part of my Sunday commenting on this book again. The Scully Model In Chapter 13 Bradbury asks “What is a …

Surviving Wade

Dwyane Wade went down with an injury about three weeks ago. At this time, the Miami Heat had a record of 26-27 and I had just analyzed the Heat’s chances to repeat. This analysis indicated that Wade was the team’s most productive player. Unfortunately several aging veterans were not producing …

Maybe Players Are What They Are

Yesterday the Milwaukee Bucks fired their head coach, Terry Stotts. Little explanation was given initially for a move that appears on the surface to be pointless. With only 18 games left in the regular season, changing coaches would seem to have no impact on the final outcome this team will …

Steroids Comes to Sports Economics

As I mentioned on Monday, The Baseball Economist is a wonderful book. As you read it you are impressed with the number of surprising topics where JC Bradbury has applied economics. For example, there is the steroids issue. Apparently we are living in the steroids age in baseball. Home runs …

The Curry Scoring Illusion

The big news in the NBA this week is that Isiah Thomas has passed his test. Observers – such as Jonathan Weiler of the Sports Media Review – wonder about the grading criteria of James Dolan (Isiah’s boss). Let’s review some basic facts about this team. The payroll, according to …

Win Score Stats and Other News

Normally I do one post a day. But a few things have been posted around the web that I thought I would mention. 1. On-Line Win Score Stats By far, this is the most important. Jason Chandler of NBA Babble and Win Score has created Win Score Stats, which is …

Sabernomics Takes the Stage

Thursday is the big day. The Baseball Economist (The Real Game Exposed) – JC Bradbury’s first book – is finally released on March 15. In honor of this event, The Wages of Wins Journal is going to devote this week to Sabernomics – or the combination of sabermetrics and economics …