Baseball Analysis

2019 ALCS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. New York Yankees

by John Watson

Oct 11, 2019 8:06 PM

Regardless of who wins it, this should be a great series between the two best teams left in the mix and should go the distance as it did in 2017. Read more »

Tags: Houston Astros, New York Yankees, IQ

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2019 NLCS Preview: Washington Nationals Vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by John Watson

Oct 10, 2019 4:43 PM

Washington certainly has the edge on offense and, on paper, the rotation. But their rotation strength is going to be tested by their lack of a bullpen, an area where the Cardinals certainly get the nod. Read more »

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, IQ

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2019 ALDS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by John Watson

Oct 3, 2019 8:13 PM

The Rays make an extremely interesting challenge for the Astros, despite all of Houston's strengths. Read more »

Tags: Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays, IQ

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2019 ALDS Preview: New York Yankees Vs. Minnesota Twins

by John Watson

While the Twins are an excellent team, and clearly much easier to root for as a neutral than the Yankees, there's not really any individual area that you can say Minnesota has a clear cut advantage over New York. Read more »
2019 NLDS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Washington Nationals

by John Watson

If there's any team best suited to keeping the Dodgers from pulling off a three-peat of World Series appearances, it's the Nationals. But will they? Read more »
2019 NLDS Preview: Atlanta Braves Vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by John Watson

These are two extremely evenly matched teams even if their strengths and weaknesses lie in slightly different areas and may just cancel each other out. Read more »
Walk On The Wild Side: 2019 Wild Card Game Previews

by John Watson

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RIYL: A Cinematic Rooting Guide To The 2019 MLB Playoffs

by John Watson

Before we dig deep into the statistics, let's help out the fans who are not fortunate enough to have their team playing past this weekend make up their minds about who to cheer for in the coming weeks. Read more »
Marginally Vociferous Predictions: Thoughts On MLB's MVP Races

by John Watson

It's been a rough September over here in the land of predicting MVP awards, with two of the leading candidates, one for each league, suffering injuries that could take them out of the running. Read more »
Perfect Pitch: 2019 Cy Young Award Predictions

by John Watson

With the regular season quickly winding down, we've got taut Cy Young races in both leagues. Read more »
Rookie Regalia: Predictions For Fledgling MLBer Awards

by John Watson

On why Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez are the favorites to win Rookie of the Year. Read more »
Prospective Predictions: On September's Most Critical Call-Ups

by John Watson

While it's pretty tough (read: impossible) to predict the instant major league success of a prospect, that doesnít mean it isnít worth doing. Read more »
Air Yordan: On the Brilliant Season of Yordan Alvarez

by John Watson

Yordan Alvarez is having the best rookie season by wRC+ in baseball's modern era. There are caveats here, obviously, but they really only apply to what might happen going forward, rather than his extremely remarkable start. Read more »
2019 Trade Deadline: Winners, Losers And WTFers

by John Watson

The first consolidated trade deadline came and went, and it couldnít have happened during a weirder year. Read more »
Favorite Things: A National League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

The Dodgers are unsurprisingly dominating the National League, followed by the Braves, Nationals, Cubs and Brewers. Read more »
Favorite Things: An American League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

The Yankees, Astros and Twins will enter the All-Star break as our top-3 in the American League. Read more »
Brave Review: On Atlanta's Past And Future In 2019

by John Watson

The Braves are likely going to need to make some sort of additions if they're going to take advantage of the position they find themselves in right now to make a deep run this year and not go out in the first round like they did in 2018. Read more »
Sense And Sensibility: Craig Kimbrel Is A Cub

by John Watson

Simply put, the Cubs have needed bullpen help, probably as much as any team in baseball, especially given the difficulties of playing in the most difficult division in baseball this year. Read more »
Twin Peaks: Riding High In Minnesota

by John Watson

The Twins had one of the better offseasons in the American League, and now they're having the second best regular season. The real question is whether they will be able to continue winning at this rate. Read more »
Raking Bad: On Cleveland And Bad Decisions

by John Watson

The Indians are far from out of the running, but their offense has been entirely offensive to watch. There were plenty of ways to prevent this situation from happening, they just would have been too expensive. Read more »

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