The Continued Costs of Miller Park

A Modest Free Agency Proposal

The biggest story of the offseason has been free agency’s glacial pace.  Jack Moore wrote about how this looks like collusion over at the Baseball Prospectus main site, but an innocent explanation exists as well: teams are being smart consumers and trying to avoid overpaying players who are about to enter their decline phase.  If it […]

Brewers Farm Update

OFP and Minor League Pay

Throughout the offseason, I have worked on analysis techniques that place minor league players and MLB players on similar WARP-based monetized scales. This task is important because it helps to iron out some of the necessary wrinkles in assessing trades that involve minor league returns for MLB players, and it also helps to quantify the […]


Oppose HR 5580

Over the last couple of months at BP Milwaukee, we’ve tried to help make the case for improving minor leagues wages across Major League Baseball. The BPMilwaukee editorial staff fully supports the class-action lawsuit in California (now Florida), lead by minor league hurler-turned lawyer Garrett Broshuis, that is working to improve working conditions through the […]


The New Professional Orthodoxy

MLB analytics is an austerity movement. As MLB fans clamor for new metrics or data formats, the language of “market inefficiencies” and exploitation seep deeper and deeper into the game’s descriptive fabric. Amateur fan and professional executive interests align in the search for unforeseen, ignored, or under-appreciated skills in order to maximize value. Fans love […]