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Pitch Perfection: Cy Young Award Predictions

by John Watson

Sep 17, 2018 4:16 PM

On the candidates including Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale, Aaron Nola and more. Read more »

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, IQ

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Rookie Rankings: Predictions For The Young Man's MVP Award

by John Watson

Sep 13, 2018 4:04 PM

Breaking down the candidates and why Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna are the favorites. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, IQ

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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 »

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, IQ

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Let's Call The Whole Thing Off: On Washington's Waiver Deals

by John Watson

Things have not gone well for Washington this season, that much is clear. Some of the blame can be lain at the feet of the baseball gods, but some should probably also be attributed to the humans in the front office. Read more »
Oakland Stroke: On The Hottest Team In The MLB

by John Watson

While the A's have have caught some breaks, they don't really look lucky, as it were. After all, as they say, luck is the residue of some smart folks building a competitive team on a shoestring budget. Read more »
Grading The MLB Trade Deadline: The Biggest Winners And Losers

by John Watson

Picking out the best of the best (Dodgers and Twins) and the worst of the worst (Astros). Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: The Search For Reliever Relief

by John Watson

The Indians, Cubs and A's have traded for relievers. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Dodgers Win Manny Machado Derby

by John Watson

The Dodgers added a legitimate superstar before the trade deadline and now have one of the deepest lineups in all of baseball without compromising the long-term. Read more »
Down And Out In The AL Central: Cleveland And Flotsam

by John Watson

Whether it's something silly like trading for Manny Machado or something slightly more sensible like upgrading the bullpen, the Indians will surely do something to improve their October odds. Read more »
Worry Index: Are The Yankees In Trouble?

by John Watson

Barring a complete and historic collapse, yes, the Yankees will make the postseason. But we have long lived in a world where Yankees fans expect more than the postseason, more than a pennant. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nationals Nab Kelvin Herrera To Improve Bullpen

by John Watson

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 »
Seattle Hunch: On The Mariners' Playoff Positioning

by John Watson

The Mariners have put themselves in an extremely good position so far this season, and they have plenty of players who could improve if some of the players who have been leading the charge take a step back. Read more »
All Betts Are On: On Mookie's Superlative Start

by John Watson

Mookie Betts has been putting up numbers that could make the "best player in baseball" conversation more interesting. Read more »
Sergio Romo Opens the Opener Door

by John Watson

Prior to this weekend, Sergio Romo had appeared in 588 games, but had never started one. After this weekend, he has officially started two, and has brought the term "opener" into modern parlance. Read more »
A Little Unfair: On The Astros' Rotation Riches

by John Watson

The Astros' rotation almost certainly won't be this good all year long, but it's worth admiring just how good they've been to this point, because they are historically good right now, just as their offense was last year. Read more »
We Are Young: On The Atlanta Braves' Hot Start

by John Watson

The Braves look like they're ahead of schedule and it might be sooner than we think that they can start to flex a little bit of financial muscle and fans of other teams go back to abhorring the Braves again. The 90s are making a comeback, after all. Read more »
Early Returns On The National League Favorites

by John Watson

The NL standings are off to a particularly jarring start, with not one of the teams that almost everyone predicted as a division winner (Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers) currently in the lead. Read more »
Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL East

by John Watson

How the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Jays and Orioles looked to improve this winter. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

On the Nationals, Mets, Braves, Phillies and Marlins. Read more »

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