Baseball Analysis

Zack Attack: On Cozart's Season, Injury And Trade Value

by John Watson

Jun 20, 2017 8:16 PM

Zack Cozart's 2017 season has been on the "Walk-Year; Must Write About" list for a minute. Only making $5.325 million this season, Cozart is one of the most tantalizing players (if not the best) available before the trade deadline. Read more »

Tags: Cincinnati Reds

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The Hangover: Checking In On The Indians' Pitching

by John Watson

Jun 14, 2017 4:36 PM

The Indians are a .500 team after nearly winning the World Series. We check in on how Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, Corey Kluber and company. Read more »

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Sneak Peak: On the Rockies' Not So Rocky Start

by John Watson

Jun 8, 2017 7:40 PM

With a gaggle of young, cost-controlled pitchers who don't look out of their element pitching at altitude, the Rockies continue to play like a playoff team. Read more »

Tags: Colorado Rockies, IQ

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Red Sox Roll: The (David) Price Is Right

by John Watson

While it's too early to say whether David Price will stay healthy, much less what sort of season he is going to have, his very presence on the mound couldn't have come at a better time for the Red Sox. Read more »
Hope On The Range: Is Texas Turning It Around?

by John Watson

The Rangers saved their season with a 10-game win streak, but we're going to have to wait a bit to see whether they're for real, because there are some serious questions surrounding a lot of their players. Read more »
Appreciating The Underappreciated: The Astros' Marwin Gonzalez

by John Watson

If he keeps hitting like this, Marwin Gonzalez will transform from a "useful utility/bench player" to a "Swiss Army knife/Ben Zobrist-like player." Read more »
Is The Yankees' Offense Really This Good?

by John Watson

By most standards, New York started off the year as fringe contenders but their offense has given them a huge boost behind Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Sartlin Castro and Jacoby Ellsbury. Read more »
Just How Bad Off Are The Giants?

by John Watson

The Giants need some things to start improving immediately if they aren't going to punt the season and there are a mess of things (the loss of Bumgarner, the lack of power, iffy rotation, etc.), that they can't really do anything about. Read more »
A Treatise On The Omnipotence Of God (Of The KBO)

by John Watson

Eric Thames is a 30-year-old baseball player whom most of us had forgotten about having success at an unprecedented level. Thames is a much improved player who radically improved his plate discipline and, if we're being honest, has had a heaping helping of luck, as well. Read more »
Earliest Returns: Mid-April MLB Awards

by John Watson

Oh, the joys of early-season baseballing. An average player morphs into a baseball deity before your very eyes. Read more »
Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

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 »
Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide 2017

by Neema Hodjat

Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant headline our top-150 rankings for the 2017 Fantasy Baseball season. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL East

by John Watson

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 »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

While the Nationals and Mets largely looked to maintain their spots atop the NL East, the Marlins, Phillies and Braves continued to rebuild. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL Central

by John Watson

On how the Indians spent wisely after nearly winning the World Series, rough winters for Detroit, Kansas City and Minnesota, as well as a good start to the White Sox rebuild. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL Central

by John Watson

On the Cubs' post-World Series offseason, quiet winters for the Cardinals and Pirates, along with the rebuilding projects for the Reds and Brewers. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL West

by John Watson

Where the Astros sprinted out of the offseason gate and then relaxed, the Mariners did the started off sprinting and never stopped. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

The Dodgers and Giants continued to improve this offseason, and the Rockies tried to do enough to be in position for the Wildcard, the D-Backs and Padres made moves for the long-term. Read more »
Why Trevor Hoffman Didn't Make the Hall of Fame

by Sonny Hughey

Trevor Hoffman deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, but his place in Cooperstown is on hold due to the lack of a statistical benchmark for closers. We've fixed that. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Dozier Deal Dead, Dodgers Trade De Leon For Forsythe

by John Watson

After a rumor-fueled offseason where the Dodgers were attempting to pry Brian Dozier away from the Twins, they decided the asking cost was too much and settled for a trade with the Rays which brings them Logan Forsythe to take over duties at 2B instead. Read more »

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