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March 03, 2009   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, Managing, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tournaments

Olney's $39 Million Payroll Trumps Yankee's $200 Million

By virtue of defeating three other ESPN.com baseball writers, Buster Olney faced the New York Yankees in a Battle of the Budgets best-of-seven series.  The simulation baseball tournament was created by Imagine Sports recently for the top baseball writers at ESPN. Despite a meager $40 million salary cap to work…
March 03, 2009   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Drafting, Industry News, Managing, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Battle of the Budgets on ESPN, Day 1

Imagine Sports recently worked with ESPN.com to create Battle of the Budgets.  In this simulated draft and head-to-head competition, four top baseball writers -  Steve Phillips of "Baseball Tonight," Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine, and ESPN.com's Jayson Stark and Rob Neyer -- drafted their own 25-man rosters with a…
August 20, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Defense, Diamond Mind, Fielding, Player v. Player, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats

Mays vs. Speaker: Who Played Better Defense?

Earlier this week, I wrote about a recent ranking of the Top 10 Center Fielders of all-time, according to Bleacher Report senior writer Zander Freund.    Read the full four-parts piece here:  Introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III While my last post profiled the sim offensive stats of these greats,…
August 12, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Diamond Mind, Drafting, Facebook, Managing, Salary cap, Tips

Manage Your Own MLB Team Through 'Total Baseball Manager 2008' on Facebook

Following last week’s post on Diamond Mind Live, I’m going to profile Total Baseball Manager 2008, our fantasy baseball application on Facebook.  We also offer on Facebook Total Baseball Manager Classic which uses historic players, but for this post, I’ll focus on the contemporary version of the game.  TMB 2008…
July 28, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Coaching, Eras, Managing, Pitching, Player v. Player, Salary cap, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

Normal Never Looked So Good

What many people don't realize is that baseball has had its eras.  Sure, there's talk of records being broken in the "modern era," but it goes deeper than that.  In fact, eras have significant impact on how players' career stats stack up against the rest, and further, their salaries on…
July 18, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: Batting, CEO Posts, Coaching, Managing, Pitching, Player v. Player, Salary cap, Tips

What Was Your First Big League Park Experience?

Nothing beats the nostalgia of the old ball yard.  Old ballparks like Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field stir memories, while new parks like AT&T Park and Enron Field create new ones.   Oops, ok, well, naming rights and corporate fraud may have diminished the nostalgia a bit, but the uniqueness of…
July 14, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Coaching, Company News, Eras, Managing, Salary cap, Tips

So you're a multi-millionaire. Now what?

One of the things I’ll blog about is cool team concepts. If you’re new to Diamond Mind Online, this might offer you some tips.  For those of you who are vets of the game, well, you’ll have your own perspectives, of course.  I’m going to use this format to examine…

 

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