Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

Dec 26, 2018 5:34 PM

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »

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Postseason Prospects: Thoughts On The MLB Playoff Races

by John Watson

Aug 29, 2018 1:08 PM

While there is only one truly interesting race in the AL, the National League has come to the rescue this year and offers a veritable cornucopia of tantalizing scenarios. Read more »

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Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Mar 29, 2018 12:16 PM

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »

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Grading The Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

On the moves the Giants, D-Backs, Rockies and Padres made this offseason to try to catch up with the Dodgers. Read more »
2017 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018. Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: The First Moves Of The Offseason

by John Watson

While we wait for resolutions with Shohei Otani and Giancarlos Stanton, the hot stove has been very lukewarm allowing us to look at Doug Fister, Brad Boxberger and the Angels' trade for Jim Johnson and international bonus funds. Read more »
Where The Wild Games Are: Previewing The AL & NL Wild Card Games

by John Watson

Predicting who's going to win a best-of-one series is always going to be a fool's errand. But let's at least look at both games and find some things to pay particular attention to during the games. Read more »
20/20 Hindsight: The Diamondbacks Won the Trade Deadline

by John Watson

The Diamondbacks took advantage of a weak market for J.D. Martinez and got him for a relative song. Since his first at bat as a Diamondback on July 19, Martinez has been one of the best players in baseball. Read more »
Almost Home: A Quick Look At the NL Wild Card Race

by John Watson

For much of the season, we've been looking at a Diamondbacks-Rockies Wild Card game but the Brewers, Cardinals and Cubs could still make a run. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Grading The Deal: Mariners, D-Backs Swap Walker, Segura & More

by John Watson

The Mariners and Diamondbacks switched out a bushel of players and gave us our first hint of how new Arizona GM Mike Hazen is going to revamp his roster. Read more »
How Deep Is Your Lineup: D-Backs' Edition

by John Watson

Losing a player of A.J. Pollock's ability is going to hurt any team, but it's a big loss for Arizona, who seemed to base their offseason strategy around the continued contributions from Paul Goldschmidt and Pollock. 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: NL West

by John Watson

Breaking down the offseason moves of the Giants, Dodgers, Padres, Rockies and D-Backs. 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 »
Grading The Deal: Shelby Miller Traded To D-Backs For, Well, A Lot

by John Watson

The D-Backs were desperate to become contenders in 2016 and the Braves were the beneficiaries by receiving a proven outfielder, a pitch who can turn into a Shelby Miller and last year's top overall pick. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Zack Greinke Signs With D-Backs

by John Watson

The D-Backs hope Zack Greinke will age like a fine wine as his velocity declines, more Maddux than not, thanks to his stellar command, offspeed arsenal, and chess-like approach to pitch sequencing. 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 »

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