Angels owner Arte Moreno addresses team’s payroll, stadium and GM Billy Eppler – Orange County Register

Angels owner Arte Moreno addresses team’s payroll, stadium and GM Billy Eppler – Orange County Register Owner Arte Moreno said Monday that the Angels base their budget on their revenue. “Typically for us, we allocate about 50 percent of our revenue towards payroll, but I bust through that every year,” Moreno said. “A small-market team…

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How the Mariners are using data, biomechanics and technique to build a better catcher – The Athletic

How the Mariners are using data, biomechanics and technique to build a better catcher – The Athletic How much of Omar Narváez’s inferior defense a product of player development? I guess we are going to find out. Source: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/how_the_mariners_are_using_data_biomechanics_and_technique_to_build_a_bette

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MLBPA’s Tony Clark calls Rob Manfred’s comments on payroll ‘unconstructive and misleading at best’ – CBSSports.com

MLBPA’s Tony Clark calls Rob Manfred’s comments on payroll ‘unconstructive and misleading at best’ – CBSSports.com Of course, building through the farm is the right way. Free agent spending should be a last resort, especially at the top of the market. It’s a way to finish off your team. It’s not a great way to…

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Short Relief: Play On

Short Relief: Play On Reader, last week in this space, James Fegan, a fine man and colleague whose opinion is to be respected, wrote that Spring Training is “a false liferaft amid a sea of boredom and unwanted college football recruiting updates.” He calls it “lame,” “meaningless,” and “incredibly long.” He is, I’m sorry to…

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