Andrew Perna - Baseball Analysis

Grading The Deal: Red Sox (Un)Surprisingly Trade For Chris Sale

by Andrew Perna

Dec 6, 2016 8:57 PM

While it came as a surprise that the Red Sox won the Chris Sale sweepstakes, the architect of the trade has a long history of blockbuster trades. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Yankees Sign Matt Holliday To Be Stopgap DH

by Andrew Perna

Dec 5, 2016 8:18 PM

The Yankees had limited options in free agency at designated hitter and their short-term deal with Matt Holliday was a good fallback option after Carlos Beltran. Read more »

Tags: New York Yankees, IQ

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World Series Preview: The Case For The Indians

by Andrew Perna

Oct 25, 2016 3:49 PM

A hot streak, home field (Cleveland tied for the second-best home record in baseball) and less pressure aside, the Indians are really, really good. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, IQ

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NLCS Preview: The Case For The Cubs

by Andrew Perna

It won't be easy but it's going to take a herculean effort from the Dodgers, and serious internal failure, for the Cubbies not to advance onto the 112th World Series. Read more »
ALCS Preview: The Case For The Blue Jays

by Andrew Perna

Timing is every in the postseason and much like the offense; the Blue Jaysí rotation is rounding into form at the perfect time. Read more »
Brian Cashman Has Had Himself A Summer

by Andrew Perna

After making a series of trades and helping usher Alex Rodriguez out the door, Brian Cashman has the Yankees in much better position than they were just two weeks ago. Read more »
Never Too Early To Be Proactive

by Andrew Perna

Using the depth of their farm system to trade for a starter so early in the season is unorthodox, but it would also give the Red Sox a better chance to make a postseason run. 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 »
Toronto Should Cringe At Long-Term Deal For Edwin Encarnacion

by Andrew Perna

The Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion couldn't agree on the length of a potential contract extension and that's a very good thing for the team's long-term future. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by Andrew Perna

Breaking down the moves made by the Braves, Marlins, Mets, Phillies and Nationals. 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 »
Grading The Deal: Cubs Give John Lackey $32M To Be No. 3 Starter

by Andrew Perna

John Lackey is due for a regression after a stellar 2015 season, but the Cubs are still confident he's an upgrade in the middle of their rotation. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Open Wallet For David Price

by Andrew Perna

Less than two years after low-balling Jon Lester and just one offseason after failed splurges on Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox have added a much-needed ace on a historically huge contract. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann To $110M Deal

by Andrew Perna

He isn't David Price or Zack Greinke, but the Tigers may have found themselves a bargain at a much lower price point in Jordan Zimmermann. Read more »
Breaking Down The World Series: Can The Royals Tame The Mets?

by Andrew Perna

The Mets rode their pitching past the free-swinging Cubs in the NLCS, but the Royals employ a vastly different offensive approach. Will New York's defense play well enough to keep Kansas City from chasing their young studs off the mound early? Read more »
ALCS Preview: Feisty Blue Jays Face Battle-Tested Royals

by Andrew Perna

The Royals, without the same bullpen they rode to the World Series last year, face the most explosive offense in baseball against the Blue Jays. Unless there is a power outage in Toronto, Kansas City faces a tall task in the ALCS. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Royals Deal For Johnny Cueto With Eyes On Throne

by Andrew Perna

The Royals improve their chances at another World Series appearance by adding a true No. 1 to their rotation, while the Reds stock their farm system with young, successful arms. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pirates Acquire Aramis Ramirez From Brewers

by Andrew Perna

The Pirates only need Aramis Ramirez to match Josh Harrison's disappointing slash line at third base to make this trade a success. Read more »

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