Sunday, February 22, 2009

Building a Benchwarmer Baseball Champion

There are lots of new leagues forming this time of the year and I look forward to seeing what the results of the EXPERTS League are over the coming weeks.

For established teams, such as the 3 teams I manage, there are a few different stages of development. I have 2 teams that are positioned to make a run for their respective league divisions and hopefully championships, and 1 team that is in rebuilding mode. Determining which mode your team is in is a critical component of building a winning organization.

The elucidative Baseball Prospectus article written by Jonah Keri entitled "The Success Cycle" uses the 2002 Pittsburgh Pirates as a case study in team development. It is a very constructive read when thinking about where your BWB teams stand.

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