The Baseball Economist in Paperback, TODAY!

Today is the official release date of the paperback edition of The Baseball Economist. This edition has the new low list price of $15—most online stores sell it for around $10—and is updated to include 2007 player values for every player.


The Baseball Economist

Here is a list of some of the topics discussed.

  • Why are there more hit batters in the AL?
  • What happened to the left-handed catcher?
  • Steroids
  • What are the best/worst managed organizations in baseball?
  • Putting a dollar value on every player in MLB (updated to include the 2007 season)
  • How good is Leo Mazzone?
  • Big cities vs. small cities
  • Scouts vs. stat-heads
  • Is MLB a Monopoly?

The book is available at your local bookstore. Here is a list of links to online booksellers.

3 Responses “The Baseball Economist in Paperback, TODAY!”

  1. Sal Paradise says:

    For those of you who haven’t bought it, JC’s book is the second best baseball book I’ve read in recent years after Curveball. Curveball does a tremendous job of explaining statistics and their effectiveness in measuring aspects of the game, while JC uses that knowledge to tackle the economic aspects.

    Any baseball fan should have a copy of both on their bookshelves, in my opinion, to not only understand how valuable players are to their teams win-wise, but also how valuable they are to their teams economically.

    And that’s just the beginning, because The Baseball Economist throws in tons of interesting views on various issues by looking at incentives and disincentives having an impact on how the game is played. It’s very readable, and it makes you think about baseball, which is why we’re all here anyway, right?

  2. JC says:

    Thanks Sal!

    I second your endorsement of Curve Ball. I recommend it frequently.

  3. Sal Paradise says:

    Your book really is tremendous, and the fact you keep your blog going and respond to comments is even better. For the link to your blog alone the book is worth it.