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Some Lessons Learned From MLB's 2020 Season

by John Watson

Aug 24, 2020 11:24 PM

On MLB's unwritten rules, the trade deadline and the glorious hot mess that is the postseason picture. Read more »
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How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love Baseball In 2020

by John Watson

Jul 23, 2020 1:49 PM

Whether it's good, bad, or ugly, or a combination of all of those things, it's baseball. It might not be the baseball we wanted, but it is the baseball that 2020 demands. Happy baseballing, y'all. Read more »
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What To Expect When You're Expecting Baseball's Return

by John Watson

Jun 24, 2020 2:07 PM

Whatever it looks like when the season actually starts, there aren't really any winners in this deal. The animus of these negotiations will not be forgotten by either side and the likelihood of a breakdown in future negotiations canít be understated at this point. Read more »
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Risky Business: On The Possible Return Of Baseball

by John Watson

There's been a lot of talk about baseball "healing the country," from political figures and the commissioner himself. While that's a romantic notion, it's pretty much garbage. Read more »
Not Feeling Satisfied: On Boston's Sign Stealing Punishment

by John Watson

Just because there's other, more important things going down, that doesn't mean we should ignore the fact that MLB has basically failed to establish clear standards of accountability when it comes to enforcing its rules. Read more »
Grading The 19-20 MLB Offseason: American League Edition

by John Watson

On what else happened in the AL offseason beyond Boston's trade of Mookie Betts, the Astros' sign stealing scandal, and the Yankees signing Gerrit Cole. Read more »
Baseball In A Time of Uncertainty

by John Watson

A virus is an unthinking nemesis that doesn't care who it infects, be it a multimillionaire superstar in the MLB or someone selling you a hotdog. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 150 Overall

by Neema Hodjat

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Starting Pitchers

by Neema Hodjat

Starting pitching leads off with a big four of Gerrit Cole, Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Relief Pitchers

by Neema Hodjat

No position carries more volatility in baseball than relief pitcher. Even players within tier 1 have some risk of losing their groove, and thus their job as the team's closer. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfielders

by Neema Hodjat

The top five fantasy baseball players, at any position, are outfielders in Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catchers

by Neema Hodjat

The catcher position should be treated the same way as kickers in fantasy football... punt! The top catchers are always overdrafted in leagues, and injuries hit the position more so than any of the other hitters. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Shortstops

by Neema Hodjat

It's very hard to go wrong at shortstop this year due to the unprecedented depth at the position beginning with Francisco Lindor and then having a player of Corey Seager's talent all the way in tier 4. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Third Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

The hot corner rolls with serious lumber, with Nolan Arenado leading the charge ahead of Alex Bregman and Anthony Rendon. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Second Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

Second base has evolved into a deeper position over the last few seasons, with a bevy of top prospects blooming into legit stars. Read more »
2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

First base doesn't have the oomph that it used to have back in fantasy yore, but Cody Bellinger and Freddie Freeman are top picks regardless of position. Read more »
Grading The 19-20 MLB Offseason: National League Edition

by John Watson

Breaking down all of the moves that mattered for the NL teams, most notably the Dodgers and Reds. Read more »
Mo Mookie, Less Problems: Grading The Mookie Betts Deal And Fallout

by John Watson

The Dodgers not only acquired one of the best players in baseball, but managed to hold onto their top prospects and may have remained under the luxury tax/faux salary cap at the same time. Read more »
A Serious Conversation About Sign Stealing in Baseball

by John Watson

MLB basically turned a blind eye to sign stealing, hoping that it wouldn't become a major issue. Kind of like how they handled things during the Steroid Era. Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: On Kluber, Bumgarner & More

by John Watson

On the trade of Corey Kluber from Cleveland to Texas, Madison Bumgarner signing with the D-Backs, Blake Treinen joining the Dodgers and Wade Miley going to the Reds. Read more »

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