Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Umpire Advancement and Opportunity Cost
I'm still in link mode. Been super busy then got sick on top of it. I've been fiddling with the pitcher data for the Hall of Fame, similar to the hitters from before, but have run into some problems with inconsistency in the predictions. It may not be feasible, given the significant structural change in how pitchers are used over time. Anyway, here's a link over to Sabernomics, where JC Bradbury has a really neat new study about umpires, their pay structure, and how to ensure MLB has the best ones at any given time. It's a lot to think about, and really interesting.