Baseball Analysis

Twin Peaks: Riding High In Minnesota

by John Watson

May 22, 2019 3:18 PM

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 »

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Raking Bad: On Cleveland And Bad Decisions

by John Watson

May 14, 2019 1:38 PM

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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Everybody Hurts: On The Yankees And Their Many Injuries

by John Watson

May 3, 2019 11:15 AM

The Yankees have endured an ungodly number of injuries to start 2019. How have they done it? By actually being ready for it, and then by getting a little lucky. Read more »

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On MLB's Tenuous Labor Situation And Recent Extension Glut

by John Watson

Teams are leveraging the fact that free agency isn't working in the favor of players due to the aging curve and signing the best players to extensions that will only pay them for their prime years. Read more »
Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Some rankings, thoughts and predictions for the 2019 season, all of which will certainly come to pass and which we will in no way regret in the future. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: AL East

by John Watson

While the Red Sox mainly stood pat, the Yankees made some aggressive moves to come after their throne. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

No division in either league improved as much as the NL East did this offseason, and it's going to be an absolute grind to here next season. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: AL Central

by John Watson

While the White Sox pursued Manny Machado and Bryce Harper and the Indians were rumored to be shopping Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer, the Twins signing Nelson Cruz was the biggest actual transaction of the winter. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: NL Central

by John Watson

Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmani Grandal and Yasiel Puig are the big additions to the NL Central this offseason. Read more »
Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide 2019

by Neema Hodjat

Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Jose Ramirez, Nolan Arenado and Max Scherzer comprise our top-5 heading into your 2019 fantasy baseball draft. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: AL West

by John Watson

The 2019 offseason for the Angels, A's, Astros and Rangers was notable in how quiet it was, while the Mariners decided to engage in a more serious roster rebuild. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

With the Dodgers continuing to dominate the division, the Padres signed Manny Machado, the Rockies extended Nolan Arenado, the D-Back traded Paul Goldschmidt, and the Giants hired Farhan Zaidi as GM. Read more »
Gimme Dat Harp, Boy: On the Bryce Harper Signing

by John Watson

If any team could afford to take a risk on a very special player like Bryce Harper, it's the Phillies. Read more »
Sweet Relief: Manny Machado Finally Finds A Home In San Diego

by John Watson

A.J. Preller just went out and improved his team by getting the owners to throw some money at it in signing Manny Machado. Sometimes free agency works like itís supposed to, after all. Read more »
Grading The Deal: J.T. Realmuto Reeled In By Phillies

by John Watson

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 »
Miles Ahead: On the Surprisingly Interesting Wade Miley Signing

by John Watson

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 »
Come Together: Thoughts On The 2019 Hall Of Fame Class

by John Watson

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 »
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 »

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