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Last GBC Reader of 2021: If Moneyball Mostly Dies in the DS, and Has Never Won it All, Do We Really Want to Commit?

This season was mathemagical and lucky. The Dodgers were the better team, that a few times only lost because of an error by one guy (Bellinger, Jansen, Turner). To their credit, our Giants seized the mistakes. The Giants played unbelievably … Continue reading

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Wins x Payroll

Back on the last day of April, when the Giants took the NL West for the first time, I wrote about payrolls and now this chart of wins (x) by current payroll (y) shows Moneyball clearly at work: At 10th … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Giants are Alone in First Place in the NL West on the Last Day of April

The highest payroll in Major League Baseball in 2021 is that of last year’s 60-game season World Series Champs ($249m). Appearing in three of the last four World Series’, they acquired Mookie Betts two years ago, Trevor Bauer this past … Continue reading

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