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Diamond Dollars The Economics of Winning in Baseball

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ISBN-10: 0977743632

ISBN-13: 9780977743636

Edition: 2007

Authors: Vince Gennaro

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"Diamond Dollars" is a fresh, provocative, insightful, and analytical look at the business of baseball. Using the win-revenue relationship as a foundation, author Vince Gennaro delves deeply to explain how a team??'s level of competitiveness impacts the ???value??? of its players, to explore how a well-developed farm system contributes to a team??'s economic value, and to discuss some recent business trends, such as team-owned regional sports television networks. In doing so, Gennaro answers a number of questions that speak to baseball??'s bottom line. How does winning affect revenues for each team? What is a player??'s economic value to his team? Why does a berth in the postseason have great economic value? What is the economic value of a productive farm system? Does competitive balance exist in baseball today? He also examines the differences in small-market and large-market teams, discussing how economic and revenue opportunities vary, and highlighting the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox and their methods. The book "Moneyball" was a breakthrough for baseball because it unveiled inefficiences in the way talent was evaluated. In a similar fashion, "Diamond Dollars" addresses the inefficiency in the way players are compensated and delivers an unparalleled inside look at the economics of baseball today.A publication of Maple Street Press, distributed by Potomac Books, Inc.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Maple Street Press LLC
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Major League baseball business model
The power of winning
Winning by the numbers
Player valuation : the model
Player value : loaded with options
Valuing the Babe in his Yankee years
The economics of player development
A strategic approach to assembling the roster
A brand-building approach
The value of fan loyalty
A new management model