Yearly Archives: 2013

Projecting platoon stats for the 2014 Yankees

Platoons are becoming increasingly common across Major League Baseball as teams try to mix and match their lineups in order to gain every advantage possible. As Tom Tango showed in The Book, single-season, and even career, platoon-split statistics often hold little predictive … Continue reading

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Income taxes may have kept Shin-Soo Choo out of pinstripes

Yesterday, news broke that the Texas Rangers have agreed to sign star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a 7 year $130M contract. This news comes after reports that Choo rejected a 7/$140M offer from the Yankees earlier this month. So why … Continue reading

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Robinson Cano’s estimated tax savings playing in Seattle compared to New York

It’s still hard to believe, but Robinson Cano will not be a Yankee in 2014. Baseball’s premiere second baseman has chosen to take his talents to Seattle and its pretty clear that the money was the motive — the agreed … Continue reading

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Speculating why the Yankees chose Ellsbury over Cano

It’s probably safe to say that Robinson Cano is a significantly better player than Jacoby Ellsbury. Yet, Ellsbury’s 7 year, $153M contract didn’t fall too far short of the 7/$175M pact the Yankees were reportedly offering Robinson Cano. It’s no … Continue reading

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