An MLB Auction

Tangotiger has an idea:  replace the MLB draft with an auction.  Players could list teams they abjectly refuse to join, and part of the final bid will go to those teams, thereby making it costly for a player to refuse to negotiate with a particular team (or set of teams). I really like this idea,…

A few thoughts on stuff

-- In dissertation news, I'm reading the excellent Arms of Krupp. It's not just incredibly detailed, it's actually pretty funny. The guy pulls no punches and has some serious unresolved issues with Germany; one example is his line: "But of course, all Germans are male chauvinists." -- In related news, I'm officially going to be a…