Baseball on the cheap #784
Another look at Bob Nutting’s profit-producing baseball team
It’s the same old story: the player gets good and then he asks Pittsburgh Pirates management to be paid what he is worth. Rather than paying, the Pirates then trade the player for (low-salaried) “prospects.” If any of these prospects develop into anything marketable, they are then traded for more prospects. Rinse and repeat. This year it is . . .
Robert Nutting: More “baseball on the cheap” and a new venture
Nutting’s baseball team continues to be among the worst in baseball
Here is Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley announcing last night’s Pittsburgh Pirates/Boston Red Sox game:
Dennis Eckersley on the Pirates (roster construction, payroll, etc):
"You talk about a no-name lineup. There's no team like this."
"This is a hodgepodge of . . .
Robert Nutting strikes again
Baseball and newspapers on the cheap
Baseball on the cheap
Last night, Pittsburgh Pirates owner Robert Nutting traded one of the team's best and most popular players, Jacob Stallings, to the Miami Marlins for prospects. As it currently stands, the Pirates do not have a replacement catcher with any significant major league experience.* From reactions online, the . . .
Earlier today, the House passed the Build Back Better Act
How will Ogden Newspapers react to the legislation? The answer may not be as obvious as one might think.
By a vote of 220 to 213, the House passed the Build Back Better Act earlier today. The $1.75 trillion bill now moves on to the Senate.
The vote, with one Democratic exception, was along party lines which means that all three WV representatives voted against the bill. Here is the statement by our local representative, David McKinley, . . .
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Sports wagering: from “bad bet” to “go-to investment"
A look at the evolution of Wheeling’s “newspapers” and their owner, Robert Nutting, on sports betting
Betting on sports moves from “bad” to “good”
The first editorial that I could find about sports wagering in our local Wheeling “newspapers” was from August 2015 and it was clearly negative:
More Legalized Gambling Bad Bet
After the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on the . . .
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Yes, “disdain” may be the best word
Updating the similar business models that guide Robert Nutting’s professional baseball team and newspaper chain
I originally wrote about these business models in January of 2018 and I’ve periodically updated.
Baseball on the cheap: Do actual fans matter?
Pittsburgh Pirate owner Bob Nutting has struck again: it’s another season and another terrible team.
Last Wednesday night was beautiful: sunny and warm with low humidity – a . . .
Tonight, two of the best pitchers in baseball meet in the deciding game of an American League Division Series match-up. What do the starting pitchers have in common?
Here’s a hint:
Tomorrow’s pitching matchup. pic.twitter.com/3HrkTNfGr9— Pittsburgh Clothing Co. (@PGHClothingCo) October 9, 2020
For the record, the Bob Nutting-owned Pittsburgh Pirates traded away both Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow in 2018. What did the Pittsburgh Pirates get for Cole? From MLB.com:
After . . .