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Down And Out In The AL Central: Cleveland And Flotsam

by John Watson

Jul 12, 2018 2:59 PM

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 »

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Worry Index: Are The Yankees In Trouble?

by John Watson

Jun 28, 2018 4:37 PM

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 »

Tags: New York Yankees, IQ

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Grading The Deal: Nationals Nab Kelvin Herrera To Improve Bullpen

by John Watson

Jun 19, 2018 12:12 PM

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 »

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals, IQ

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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 »
Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide 2018

by Neema Hodjat

Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado, Mookie Betts and Paul Goldschmidt comprise our top-5 fantasy baseball players for 2018. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL Central

by John Watson

On how the Indians, White Sox, Twins, Tigers and Royals tackled their winter business. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL Central

by John Watson

On the moves the Cardinals and Brewers made to close the gap on the Cubs while the Pirates began their rebuild and the Reds did virtually nothing. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL West

by John Watson

On the moves the Angels, A's, Mariners and Rangers made to close the gap on the Astros. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

On the moves the Giants, D-Backs, Rockies and Padres made this offseason to try to catch up with the Dodgers. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Eric Hosmer Finally Finds A Home With Padres

by John Watson

Eric Hosmer is a healthy, younger-than-normal free agent who has had some excellent years and some not-so-excellent years and plays a non-premium defensive position. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Yu Darvish Finally Gets Deal With Cubs

by John Watson

While the Cubs didn't necessarily need to make a move as big as Yu Darvish, they did need to do something as they've failed to develop pitching internally. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Mets Sign Todd Frazier To Two-Year Deal

by John Watson

The Mets' ability to sign a player who could quite easily provide three wins worth of value next season for such a low-cost, short-term deal speaks volume about how awful this offseason is for the players. Read more »

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