This year’s Major League Baseball trade-deadline fire sale mostly went to script, headlined by the Jon Lester/Yoenis Cespedes mega deal where the Oakland A’s and Boston Red Sox helped each other out in the usual fashion: One got to clear millions in salaries off the books while gaining a few parts, and the other obtained a high-impact starter for its championship run. The wrinkle in this case is that the team doing the dumping is big-market, big-payroll Boston, and the one gearing up for the post-season is small market, small-payroll Oakland.For a good breakdown of this trade, see Jonah Keri’s piece in Grantland. Here’s a quote that had me laughing at my desk:It’s hard to blame GM Ben Cherington for embracing the fire-sale approach. … Even if Lester leads the A’s to World Series glory, it still looks like the Sox made out like bandits in this deal.So one team may substantially increase its chances of winning the World Series, while the other makes out like bandits! Keri is absolutely right though: The reason these fire-sale deals are so common is because they benefit both sides. When a team’s competing for the playoffs, winning now is much more valuable, and when a team’s out of contention, money is more valuable.You know who understands this? Oakland General Manager Billy Beane. In competitive years under Beane’s tenure (when the A’s finished first or second in their division), the A’s have made July deals gaining them a net total of 9.61 wins above replacement (relative to the players they had to give away), while taking on an extra $16 million worth of salary for those years (of which, the A’s would pay a remainder, depending on the terms of the trade). Note: Yes, that is an pretty good money-to-WAR ratio, but it’s what would you expect. Conversely, in years when the A’s have not been in contention, Oakland has sold a net of 12.25 WAR, while shedding the remainder of $46 million worth of salary.For the small-payroll team to be the fire-sale buyer is rare, especially with as large a pay gap as exists between the Red Sox and Athletics (more than $79 million). Since 1996, just $21 million worth of salary obligations (or remainder thereof) have gone to the small side of a payroll gap that big (about 1.2 percent of contract value for all trades conducted in the period), and those were offset by those teams shedding $109 million. In other words, poor teams typically trade big contracts for little ones.Overall, since 1996, bigger payroll teams have sent $736 million in present-year salary to smaller payroll teams. The bigger payroll teams have taken on $1.02 billion, meaning the poorer teams netted close to $300 million.That said, the Oakland/Red Sox deal isn’t unusual if we ignore payroll and just look at the standings. Oakland currently holds the top spot in the AL, the Red Sox are in 13th. For trades between teams with at least a 12-spot gap between them in the standings, $161 million in salary shifted to the better teams in exchange for just $7 million going the other way. Overall, the team with the better position in the standings has taken on about $1.35 billion dollars in salary while shedding just $413 million. Meaning, the lower ranked teams have netted nearly $900 million in fire-sale trades (almost triple what poorer teams have done).Let’s look at this in chart form. I’ve plotted all the contracts traded in July from 1996 through 2013 (plus Lester’s) below, with the size of the players salary for the given season represented by area of the bubble:There are four quadrants representing the four basic types of trades. Quadrants kitty-corner from each other are essentially trade partners — e.g. when poor teams find themselves in the better competitive spot, they seem to be pretty willing to spend money to go after wins (435 million) and are even less willing to give away assets (112 million).For fun, I ran a regression from pay gap and standings gap to the size of contract changing hands and found that pay gap is actually borderline insignificant after you account for standings (for fellow nerds: t-Stat of 6.5 for standings gap, just 1.6 for payroll gap).In other words, while the A’s-Red Sox trade appears to be extremely unusual (a fairly large outlier on the chart above), it’s not because small payroll teams just don’t usually make trades like this. It’s because small payroll teams aren’t usually in position to make trades like this.
WILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between June 21, 2019 and June 27, 2019.Friday, June 21, 2019Thais Dias (29, Malden) was arrested on a warrant for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. (5:16pm)Saturday, June 22, 2019Matthew Figucia (22, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor. (12:58am)Patrick C. Taylor (26, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. (8:29am)Sunday, June 23, 2019NoneMonday, June 24, 2019NoneTuesday, June 25, 2019NoneWednesday, June 26, 2019NoneThursday, June 27, 2019None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”
See at Amazon Bumble news Dating app Bumble bans images of guns from user profiles Dating app Bumble sues Match Group for $400 million Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sprint Share your voice 0 Rylo Post a comment Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $59 at eBay Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $999 $6 at Tidal Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $60 at Best Buy Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Angela Lang/CNET See It DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Read the Rylo camera preview Share your voice See at Turo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Apple iPhone XS Chris Monroe/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Tags Amazon $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET 18 Photos Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $520 at HP Online Mobile Apps,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $155 at Google Express Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Enlarge ImageThis Bumble match didn’t end well. Oklahoma Game Wardens Oh deer. A potential date turned into a bust when a boast about a buck tipped off a game warden to some bad behavior.Oklahoma game warden Cannon Harrison connected with a hunting enthusiast using the dating app Bumble. He got into a conversation with an eligible bachelorette, who was eager to tell him how she “just shot a bigo buck” and was pretty happy about it. The Oklahoma Game Wardens Facebook page shared Harrison’s Bumble chat, saying, “as game wardens our personal lives are often blurred into our professional lives.” Harrison asked if she shot the buck with a bow, to which she replied, “Well we don’t need to talk about that.” She told Harrison she killed the animal during an archery-only season for antlered deer. To make matters worse, the woman also admitted to using a spotlight. Shining a bright light at a deer causes it to freeze. The practice is banned by Oklahoma’s hunting regulations. Sarah Tew/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read Google Home Hub review $210 at Best Buy $999 The Cheapskate Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read the AirPods review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It $999 See it $999 Best Buy Turo See It Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X These far-out animals fascinate and amuse scientists Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Game wardens went to the woman’s property and gathered all the evidence they needed to make the case. She had mentioned killing the deer on her ranch and shared the location. Harrison also shared some photos of the aftermath of the poaching, one of which Facebook covered up for showing graphic content. The woman pled guilty and paid multiple fines.There are a few lessons to be learning from this dating disaster. Mainly, don’t hunt illegally. Also, don’t share your suspicious activity with a stranger you met on a dating app, which is easy if you don’t break the law in the first place. Tags 7 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNET
Jennifer Lawrence is returning from her year-long hiatus and has signed a project already. The acclaimed actress will be teaming up with Lila Neugebauer and Elizabeth Sanders for the film.The untitled film is for IAC FILMS and A24. The film will be directed by renowned theatre director Lila Neugebauer who is making her feature film debut. The project also has first-time screenwriter Elizabeth Sanders. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush will be taking up the production work along with Jennifer Lawrence and Justine Polsky. This is Lawrence’s first film since she announced her break from acting a year ago.Speaking about the new venture, Brad Weston, the man who has the first-look film deal with the company, quoted to The Hollywood Reporter, “In a relatively short amount of time, Jennifer has already proven herself to be a one-of-a-kind actress and businesswoman. Her versatility and commitment to working with the greatest filmmakers in the industry highlight our shared ambition to create thoughtful, fearless films, and we are extremely excited to partner with Jennifer and Justine as they start this new chapter. Jennifer LawrenceInstagramLila Neugebauer is an established young director in the theatre arena. She made her Broadway debut last year with the revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s critically acclaimed, The Waverly Gallery. The play starred Elaine May and Lucas Hedges with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush as producers. Rudin and Eli have had a successful streak with their production venture as they have delivered some successful films that have been nominated at the Academy Awards. Films like Lady Bird, Eighth Grade, Ex Machina are some of their films. Jennifer LawrenceTwitterDuring her year of break, Jennifer Lawrence did quite a lot of things. From getting engaged to having a tipsy night out in New York City with singer Adele to supporting her best friend Emma Stone by working with Represent.us, a non-profit organisation trying to bring a halt to political corruption.We will see Lawrence in the upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix, which stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and more. From the looks of the trailer, it has been revealed that this will be Jennifer’s last X-Men film as Mystique.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked top officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and the Delhi Metro to be personally present in court to explain the work done by them to clean up Dwarka sub-city.A division bench of Justice B.D Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva summoned DDA’s chief engineer, Dwarka, SDMC’s chief engineer, DEMS, and Delhi Metro’s deputy general manager, civil, on February 25. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThe court’s direction came after noting that the agencies are not doing anything to make the area clear despite its directions.“We thought in this small area, you (various agencies) will so some work. But nothing is happening,” the bench observed. Ebbani Aggarwal, a law student and resident of Dwarka, who had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) told the court that the markets, roads, footpaths and open vacant land and other places in Dwarka sub-city were full of litter, filth, rubbish, solid waste and remains of construction material.