Effectively Wild Episode 1046: The Early-Career Contract Quandary


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the significance of some teams’ slow starts to the season, the slowest batter in baseball, and a curious coincidence on another show. Then they have a mini baseball econ class with FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron, who discusses the non-news about Carlos Correa’s contract, the surprisingly static price of mid-tier contract extensions, the death of the early-career superstar contract extension, and the culprit behind the players’ declining share of MLB revenue.

Audio intro: Beck, "Already Dead"
Audio interstitial: Rilo Kiley, "The Moneymaker"
Audio outro: Gerry Rafferty, "Sign on the Dotted Line"

Link to Dave’s first extensions article
Link to Dave’s second extensions article

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