Twins Hyperlinks: Sharing great works on Tony O, and a fascinating read on marketing baseball
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There’s so much left to happen between now and, say, March, that I plan to share value with readers all the way through the winter. With that, I’ll be back later this week with one of my planned December columns. Onto your weekly links…
Minnesota Twins Hyperlinks
The great Phil Miller, on the great Tony O, before either one learned that Oliva would get that fateful call this time around…
And Patrick Reusse, as usual, was killlll-ing it with his Tony Oliva tribute
La Velle E. Neal points out in his Star Tribune column the awkward spot that Byron Buxton’s contract creates for the BBWAA.
Dan Hayes for The Athletic describing the “deadline” deal to get Dylan Bundy under contract with the Twins.
Many of you may not know: between stints in baseball I worked in marketing. So I thought it was fun to learn about some data-backed approaches to marketing in the game, shared by Ben Lindbergh for Baseball Prospectus.
If any of you have a background in marketing you might find this admittedly older article intriguing.
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