"Diamond Dollars provides an insightful look at the business of baseball--at the free agent market, team's scouting
and player development systems, and how clubs market their brands. The book mixes Vince's business acumen as a top executive
at a Fortune 50 company with his passion for the national pastime"
Mark Attanasio, Chairman
and Principal Owner, Milwaukee Brewers
"Vince Gennaro shows a profound understanding
of the economics of a team's baseball decisions. His analyses of a team's win-revenue relationship, the player development
system, and player valuation make for a remarkably innovative examination of the baseball front office model that's just as
informative for a baseball executive as for a fan"
Chris Antonetti, General Manager, Cleveland Indians
"Diamond Dollars offers up exciting and stimulating new ideas about the business of baseball. It
provides a set of metrics for decisions that have typically been a "gut feeling" for many organizations. I think
teams should make this required reading for everyone in their organizations"
former General Manager, Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos
Diamond Dollars is a fresh, provocative, insightful,
and analytical look at the business of baseball by author Vince Gennaro, a consultant to MLB teams. Gennaro delves deep and
addresses some key questions that affect how teams make decisions, how they assemble their roster, and ultimately, their bottom
- How does winning affect revenue for each team?
- How much value does a berth in the postseason
generate for the Red Sox or Yankees?
- What is the Yankees marginal revenue vs. the marginal cost of winning?
is the economic value of the highly productive Twins farm system?
- Why is a player's value "situational,"
depending on the competitiveness of his team and the market in which he plays?
- How can we quantify Derek Jeter's "marquee
value" to the New York Yankees?
- What is the relative cost of developing talent vs. buying it in the free agent
- What is the dollar value of the Cubs' fans loyalty to their beloved team?
- How have the Red Sox, Cubs,
and Yankees built their team brand?