Part 3 is finally here! The Marlins are shedding payroll and trading players this offseason. Giancarlo Stanton was traded to the Yankees, Dee Gordon was sent to the Mariners, and Ozuna to the Cardinals. While most expect the Marlins to be rebuilding for the next few years, it is not impossible to field a competitive team with a low payroll. One example is the Brewers, the team with the lowest payroll of 2017, from earlier this year. By trading for players known to be available, or signing free agents, that are undervalued, the Marlins should be able to field a team projected to make the playoffs. In this post, we will discuss the results of our constrained optimization analysis. Catch up on the data and methods used in Parts 1 and 2.
REMEMBER: This analysis was initially performed in July, examining only players at the time that were on the Marlins roster, those who would be free agents in 2018 and anyone who was considered a trade target before the deadline in 2017.
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The average National Basketball Association franchise is now worth $1.36 billion, a 350 percent increase over the last five years. We took the time to perform an investment analysis on two teams valued below average for the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic, to look for any beneficial investment opportunities. We considered the asking price for the team, based off of recent valuations, anticipated revenues and expenses, thought of as cash inflows and outflows, as well as an investment horizon of five years.