[quote="oscarsf"}Bloomberg has some work to do.[/quote]
yea - I'd say so too. I paid for it and - in general - it tells me a bunch of information that I already know (ie best available FA's) and gives questionable line-up tweaks, based on their projections.
The tool I am (somewhat) excited about is called "Trade Analyzer" -- supposed to analyze proposed trades, adn even suggest trades based on your team's and others' needs. When I click on that link, it says the same thing it said back in March: "coming mid-April". It's April 22. Will report back when/if the "Trade Analyzer" gets up and running.
All this said, the future is likely VERY BRIGHT for this product. Someone mentioned earlier that 'Bloomberg is a very good news aggregator" -- well they go WAAAY beyond that, as some of you know. The Bloomberg Professional Service for finance etc has analytics and data you just cannot get anywhere else - it's the standard in trading and portfolio management, period - and will put you back $1500-2000 a month. They are just starting now to try and apply these finance analytics and interfaces with sports data etc, with the idea of selling a 'Professional' product to teams, agencies etc (see previous link to FanGraphs article) -- this "Front Office" product that is avaliable to us for ~$20-30 is a super-lite version, and likely only out there to get the word out and for feedback etc. I have little doubt they will become a player in this field, and that the 'Front Office 'lite' version will become a good tool as well. eventually.