Baseball Analysis

Rookie Regalia: Predictions For Fledgling MLBer Awards

by John Watson

On why Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez are the favorites to win Rookie of the Year. Read more »
Prospective Predictions: On September's Most Critical Call-Ups

by John Watson

While it's pretty tough (read: impossible) to predict the instant major league success of a prospect, that doesnít mean it isnít worth doing. Read more »
Air Yordan: On the Brilliant Season of Yordan Alvarez

by John Watson

Yordan Alvarez is having the best rookie season by wRC+ in baseball's modern era. There are caveats here, obviously, but they really only apply to what might happen going forward, rather than his extremely remarkable start. Read more »
2019 Trade Deadline: Winners, Losers And WTFers

by John Watson

The first consolidated trade deadline came and went, and it couldnít have happened during a weirder year. Read more »
Favorite Things: A National League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

The Dodgers are unsurprisingly dominating the National League, followed by the Braves, Nationals, Cubs and Brewers. Read more »
Favorite Things: An American League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

The Yankees, Astros and Twins will enter the All-Star break as our top-3 in the American League. Read more »
Brave Review: On Atlanta's Past And Future In 2019

by John Watson

The Braves are likely going to need to make some sort of additions if they're going to take advantage of the position they find themselves in right now to make a deep run this year and not go out in the first round like they did in 2018. Read more »
Sense And Sensibility: Craig Kimbrel Is A Cub

by John Watson

Simply put, the Cubs have needed bullpen help, probably as much as any team in baseball, especially given the difficulties of playing in the most difficult division in baseball this year. Read more »
Twin Peaks: Riding High In Minnesota

by John Watson

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 »
Raking Bad: On Cleveland And Bad Decisions

by John Watson

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 »
Everybody Hurts: On The Yankees And Their Many Injuries

by John Watson

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 »
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 »

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