|Measuring the asset value of players: A framework for evaluating trades|
|Written by Vince Gennaro|
|Monday, 26 July 2010 09:16|
RP29: 3:00 – 3:25pm, Georgia 7,8,9
In a series of convention presentations (and elsewhere), Gennaro has developed and refined a methodology for estimating player value. His approach combines on-field performance and contract considerations within the context of the player’s team as a whole. Armed with his “asset value” approach, previously applied to the free agent market, in this presentation he evaluates player trades. Contrary to conventional wisdom, trades do not necessarily produce winners and losers. Gennaro offers examples of deals that turned out to be win-win (or lose-lose) for the clubs involved.
Currently SABR's Secretary, Vince Gennaro (VAGennaro@aol.com) is the author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball and a consultant to MLB teams. In his business career, he served as CEO of a public company, led a billion dollar division of PepsiCo, and was an owner of a women's pro basketball team. His business of baseball analyses have been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and he has written for The Hardball Times and Yahoo! Sports. A frequent guest on CNBC, he teaches in the Graduate Sports Business Management programs at Columbia University and Manhattanville College. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and lives in Purchase, NY with his wife and daughter.