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Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Mar 31, 2017 1:59 PM

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »

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Grading The Offseason: AL East

by John Watson

Mar 10, 2017 12:47 PM

After an aggressive offseason, the Red Sox are the favorites to win the toughest division in the MLB even though any of the four teams could reach the playoffs. Read more »

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, IQ

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Grading The Deal: Mark Trumbo Re-Signs With Orioles

by John Watson

Jan 20, 2017 1:21 PM

Mark Trumbo's contract came in below what a lot of folks initially thought it might, but the market for players like him just doesn't exist like it used to thanks to shifts in the thinking of front offices around the league. Read more »

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Grading The Deals: On The Mariners' Recent Trades

by John Watson

The Mariners acquired Yovani Gallardo and Jarrod Dyson to wake up the sleepy, holiday hot stove. Do these trades move the needle for Seattle, or is Jerry Dipoto just tinkering? Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
The Morning After: What Was Buck Showalter Thinking?

by John Watson

An old-school train of thought on closers was on full display in Toronto. While it's not true that Zach Britton could have won the game for the Orioles, it's certainly true that he gave them the best chance to stay alive long enough to win it. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On AL Contenders

by John Watson

With a few more teams being little more than a sweep of a fellow Wild Card wannabe away from a playoff spot, there's more intrigue in the standings in the AL (eight teams fighting for two spots!!!), even if it means less excitement in the form of bodies on the block before the trade deadline. Read more »
Sweet Dingers, Sweet Relief: On the Orioles' Success

by John Watson

Baltimore's uptick in OBP means those dingers count for more a lot of the time and it's paying dividends for the Orioles' offense and giving them the runs they need to stay in and win games when their rotation needs help. Read more »
Ranking MLB's Best Hitter-Pitcher Combinations

by Andrew Perna

It's difficult to win a World Series on the strength of just two stars, but having a superstar hitter and pitcher is as good a place as any to start building a contender. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL East

by Andrew Perna

Breaking down the moves made by the Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cespedes Stays With Mets On Three-Year, $75M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Yoenis Cespedes earned himself a huge payday long before he lit Citi Field on fire and this contract could turn into a much larger one if he produces for the Mets in 2016. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Orioles Ultimately Re-Sign Chris Davis For $161M

by Andrew Perna

An odd dance between Chris Davis, Scott Boras and the Orioles has resulted in the type of contract the slugger wanted and one that Baltimore needed more than they let on. Read more »
2015 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The MLB has an ever-changing landscape but this creation of a hierarchal ranking gives a look to how we would choose their collective situations at the end of 2015. Read more »
Cardinals End Season Atop OPSERA Rankings

by Scott McCourtney

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina go down, but the Cardinals remain the class of baseball. Can they make yet another extended playoff run? Read more »
Blue Jays Rocket Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Blue Jays have been red-hot since acquiring Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, moving into the top five for the first time all season. Read more »
NL Dominates OPSERA Rankings For August 18th

by Scott McCourtney

The National League reigns supreme this week with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates sitting atop our rankings. Read more »
A Look At What Buyers Might Look To Buy

by Andrew Perna

There are more Major League teams in contention than not as the two-Wild Card Era continues to provide hope well into the summer. If teams are going to buy, they'll need a shopping list. Read more »
Q&A With Jon Hanford Of Topps BUNT

by Andrew Perna

If you collected baseball cards as a kid, you are familiar with the Topps brand. As you've grown up, so have cards. You can now collect digital versions of your favorite players without having to find space to store them. Read more »
Miguel Cabrera Has Tigers In Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

Miguel Cabrera has the Tigers on his back as they remain in the top five. Did you expect anything less? Read more »
Michael Wacha Has Cardinals Back In Top Spot

by Scott McCourtney

Michael Wacha is having the best season of his young career as the Cardinals move to the top of RealGM's OPSERA rankings this week. Read more »

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