The MLB winter meetings are commencing this week in Indianapolis. Perhaps the St. Louis Cardinals could pencil in a 15-minute sidebar in economics. Perhaps they could commandeer fellow executives to a session where they instructed them on the finer points on looking like asshats. Or maybe they could just ask the Oakland A’s for Brett Wallace back. Pretty, pretty please? The St. Louis Cardinals are run by Bill DeWitt Jr., but this week his son, Bill Dewitt III decided to do the community a solid and hold court at Webster University on the economics of baseball with a varied group of students, community interest leaders, and sportswriters. The big takeaway? The Cardinals have a $100 million payroll and if Matt Holliday or Scott Boras think they’re getting them to budg ...
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