Found January 03, 2012 on The Biz of Baseball:
After a nearly 6-year break from writing regularly for the outlet, I’m pleased to announce that beginning today, I am back with a regular column for Baseball Prospectus (while running on Tuesday due to the Holiday, going forward look for articles every Monday morning under the name “Bizball”). The first piece delves into the Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes signings during the Winter Meetings (see Behavioral Spending: Inside the Back-Loaded Pujols and Reyes Contracts). From the article: The Pujols deal, in my mind, actually makes more sense. Before you bash me summarily about the head and shoulders, it makes sense from a long-term dollars perspective. Adding arguably the best player in the game today, Arte Moreno may be able to garner hundreds of millions more out of the television deal. Even if Pujols is a shell of his former self in say, five years, having Pujols as a chip to bargain with as part of the TV deal absorbs that loss. As was the case with the Reyes deal, the Pujols co...

Around The Web: Missing On Albert Pujols, Minor Moves, And Replacing Offense

ESPN: From Jonah Keri‘s book on the Tampa Bay Rays, “The Extra 2%“, which I should probably get around to reading. Jennings said he and the other scouts in attendance — all except Arango — remained concerned about the kid’s thick build. They also focused on the negatives rather than the positives as Arango and Jennings both fell into a bit of confirmation bias. Jennings...

Edward Zelinsky on "Albert Pujols, Occupy Wall Street, and the Buffett Rule"

Professor Edward Zelinsky, a distinguished tax law expert at Cardozo Law School and author of The Origins of the Ownership Society, has a thoughtful and provocative Oxford University Press piece on Albert Pujols and his 10-year, $254 million contract. Zelinsky argues that Pujols indeed deserves what he is being paid and that he is not under-taxed. Here is an excerpt:* * * Pujols...

Halo Headlines: Hatcher Won't Mess With Pujols, What Other Move Must Angels Make to Pass Texas, Dipoto Leads GMs Who Have Helped Their Teams This Off-Season

The January 4th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Mickey Hatcher promises not to mess with Albert Pujols, looking at what additional move the Angels...

Albert Pujols is no regular pupil for Angels' batting coach Mickey Hatcher

LOS ANGELES - Mickey Hatcher still has his job with the Angels, much to the dismay of fans who call for his dismissal...

Backloaded deals for Pujols, C.J. aid Angels

The Angels may have spent nearly $330 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson this offseason, but because both agreed to take less money up front, the initial blow to their payroll won't be nearly as tumultuous as one would've expected.

Pujols is no regular pupil for Angels' batting coach

Mickey Hatcher will be more student than teacher as he begins working with Albert Pujols.

Backloading Payroll, and How It Can Help

In this offseason that has been rife with long-term contracts, two teams stand out above the pack for their spending: the Los Angeles Angels, and the Miami Marlins. Both teams made quite a splash in free agency, with the Angels signing Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson, and the Marlins signing Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle, and Heath Bell. One thing that all of these contracts have in common...

Halo Headlines: Moreno Staying Out of Baseball Decisions, Halos Still Considering Madson, Full Yearly Salary Details of Pujols' Mega-Contract

The January 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Moreno staying out of baseball decisions, Halos still considering Madson, the full annual breakdown...
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