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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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Grading The Deal: Nationals Nab Kelvin Herrera To Improve Bullpen

by John Watson

Jun 19, 2018 12:12 PM

With almost two weeks of June baseball remaining, the Nationals and Royals did something we don't usually see quite this early in the season: they made an actual trade of import. 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: AL Central

by John Watson

On how the Indians, White Sox, Twins, Tigers and Royals tackled their winter business. 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 »
A Beautiful Mess: On The Crazy AL Wild Card Race

by John Watson

Only three teams are truly out of the Wild Card race, which will make the finals weeks of the season a glorious mess. Here's how we're sorting it out. Read more »
Grading The Deal: The Royals And Padres' Arms Deal

by John Watson

The Royals added three pitchers to their roster in Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter as they look to make one last run with this group. 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: 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 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 »
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 »
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 Central

by John Watson

On how the Tigers, White Sox, Indians and Twins tried to close the gap on the defending champion Royals in the offseason. 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 »
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 »
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 »

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