Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Ricciardi Project...a rough preview

Well you asked for it and here it is folks. What is the Ricciardi project? A complete examination of every transaction ever completed by the general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays up to this point. How will it be done? Statistics of course. The first part that will be posted soon is an examination of the trades J.P. made during his tenure to examine whether his trading has helped or hurt the team.

J.P. Ricciardi was hired in 2001 as the Toronto Blue Jays' General Manager. Since then he has made almost 28 trades that have had some consequence to the Blue Jays or to the team the trade was completed with. The question on everyone's minds is how to decide whether or not Ricciardi has done a good job on the trade market? Well in this Part 1 of the Ricciardi Project we will investigate J.P.'s trades through a pretty simple method, utilizing VORP returns, Win Shares and salary.

"You gotta know when to hold them, know when to fold 'em..." Kenny Rogers The Gambler

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