Registering for a TBC Account is free in itself. The account serves as the starting point for the paid TBC services such as the TBC Player Tracker
and TBC PREMIUM
TBC PREMIUM = $19/year
TBC Player Tracker = 30 cents/player/year
LOGIN - Existing Users - (PREMIUM + TRACKER)
REGISTER - Create your TBC account
TBC PREMIUM - Here's what you get when you subscribe!
Surf The Baseball Cube in an ad-free environment. All 3rd party ads, sponsorships will remain, will disappear and will allow you to focus more on the data.
Access to Research Applications
Get unlimited access to our several research applications which allow you to mine the data available on the site. Examples of applications are Historical Stats Research for MLB, Minor and College. Player Comparison Tool. Player Intersection tool. Draft Research. Transactions Research. Injury Research. Death Cause research. More tools on the way!
Access to datasets not available on basic site.
Deep Stats Search - Return all batting/pitching records for a selected name for all stats on site.
Current roster/status fields in several Data Grids. (Where is player now?)
Data Store Discounts
There are several available data products in out Data Store. These are flat-file downloads of the data on the site. Subscribers get 25% off listed price and consideration for more discount in custom extracts as well.
Without the ads, the data becomes easier to read with design strategy being freed up to just dump data for you instead of strategic organization around ads.
Player Sponsorship Discount
Pay only $5 for a sponsorship instead of the regular $10. Sponsorships are a great way to support TBC or to get your site or your name attached to a player page for everyone to see.
There are some additional site-display options for you to personalize your data output.
Search Dropdown Options
Grid Stat Display Options
Show Regular Season and OTHER Stats together in 1 grid.
REGISTER today to get your account
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $19/year (US dollars). Basically, it comes out to a bit more than $1.58 a month. That's pretty pretty pretty good. Though prices can change at any time, you are locked in for your year at the price you chose. You prepaid anyways so....
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The account is good for a year. You'll be notified shortly before your account expires so you can renew or at least have some time to make the decision before losing the service.
WHY DID YOU MOVE THE APPLICATIONS BEHIND THE PAYWALL?
Accessing the database directly with custom queries with many possible filters can slow down the web site, especially for more complex queries. Hiding the applications to subscribers only will reduce the database requests. At the same time, the number of filters and rows returned will be increased.
IS THERE A PLAYER TRACKER DISCOUNT TOO?
Nope. At 30 cents a player, I didn't see any opportunity to reduce an already ecomomical service. You will need a TBC Account to have a Player Tracker Account but you won't need to be a PREMIUM subscriber to receive the tracker since you will already have signed up.
HOW DOES THE DATA STORE DISCOUNT WORK?
If you're a subscriber, there's a good chance you are already a candidate to purchase our standard or custom datasets. To incentivize subscriptions, I am offering a discount on data products at ~25%. So if you purchase the Draft Register (normally $35), you will pay $27. If you purchase multiple datasets at once, i will certainly provide exponential discounts. The prices will be automatically updated in the data store if you rae signed in.
Also, if you need a small/quick dataset, there's a good chance I will just provide it to you for free if its quick enough to produce.
WILL I STAY SIGNED IN?
CAN I SHARE MY ACCOUNT WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS?
Within reason. Please do not abuse. Again, this is a business. If we suspect an account is being used by too many people, we will shut it down first, and then ask questions later.
THIS SEEMS LIKE EXTORTION, NO?
No. The ads are necessary to run an Internet business. This is a business. I am trying to provide a powerful service to baseball fans. The option to subscribe is beneficial to both of us. You get a better surfing experience without the cumbersome ads and I get paid for providing a service. I'm not sure where the idea of the Internet being free came from. Even Wikipedia begs for money once a year!