Baseball Analysis

Grading The Deal: J.T. Realmuto Reeled In By Phillies

by John Watson

Feb 8, 2019 4:05 PM

J.T. Realmuto makes the Phillies better and all he cost was some prospects (even if one of them is one of the better pitching prospects up for grabs). Read more »

Tags: Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies

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Miles Ahead: On the Surprisingly Interesting Wade Miley Signing

by John Watson

Feb 1, 2019 12:34 PM

Don't gloss over Houston's signing of Wade Miley. It could prove to be very meaningful for one of baseball's leading contenders. Read more »

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Come Together: Thoughts On The 2019 Hall Of Fame Class

by John Watson

Jan 24, 2019 7:34 PM

While Mariano Rivera and Edgar Martinez give credit to the more historically underappreciated positions in the sport, Mike Mussina and Roy Halladay were starters and had different bars to clear. Read more »
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Labor Pains: On Another Troublesome MLB Offseason

by John Watson

The MLB posted record revenues in 2018 yet player salaries were down and were midway into January yet the biggest free agents remain unsigned. Read more »
2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Reds And (Of Course) Dodgers Do Unconventional Trade

by John Watson

This was one of those fancy new faux salary cap related moves that showed how they can actually be truly interesting sometimes, especially after last year's offseason of doom. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nationals Make Big Bet On Patrick Corbin

by John Watson

While there's every reason to believe that Patrick Corbin can make good on his insane contract year, there's a ton of risk to consider on the Nats' side. Read more »
Meditations On Many, Many Mariners Moves

by John Watson

Jerry Dipoto had a tough job, trying to maximize his return on his best players while ensuring that the owners cut costs and lined their pockets. But it's hard to see a light at then end of the tunnel. Read more »
How Loyalty In Sports Affects Baby Names & Jerseys

by Andrew Perna

Player movement in professional sports has made buying jerseys a poor investment. Does that make looking for baby names on the playing field certifiably insane? Read more »
Grading The Deal: Yankees Add An Ace In James Paxton Trade

by John Watson

So, the Yankees basically went out and got themselves an ace, even if it was one who has some question marks. Read more »
Bound For Glory: On The 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox

by John Watson

No curse was broken, no drought was extinguished. But Boston's 2018 World Series win was a truly remarkable achievement by a truly remarkable team. Read more »
A World Series We Deserve: Boston Red Sox Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by John Watson

This should be a closely matched series between arguably the best teams in their respective leagues and that makes seven games seem about right. Read more »
2018 ALCS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. Boston Red Sox

by John Watson

The ALCS is a thing of beauty with two regular-season behemoths fighting for a spot in the World Series. Read more »
2018 NLCS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Milwaukee Brewers

by John Watson

The Brewers certainly have the better bullpen and defense, but pretty basically everything else tilts in favor of the Dodgers. Read more »
Baseball In A Nutshell: AL Wild Card Preview

by John Watson

The 2018 Athletics are basically a microcosm of baseball in 2018, built on the twin foundations of dingers and a lockdown bullpen. Read more »
Loose Ends: On The NL Tiebreakers And Wild Card Game

by John Watson

On the glorious nonsense of the double one-game playoffs and the NL Wild Card Game. Read more »
Mayhaps Valid Predictions: Thoughts On The MLB MVP Awards

by John Watson

On the Mookie Betts versus Mike Trout race in the AL and the wideopen race in the NL. Read more »
Pitch Perfection: Cy Young Award Predictions

by John Watson

On the candidates including Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale, Aaron Nola and more. Read more »
Rookie Rankings: Predictions For The Young Man's MVP Award

by John Watson

Breaking down the candidates and why Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna are the favorites. Read more »
Postseason Prospects: Thoughts On The MLB Playoff Races

by John Watson

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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