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2019 ALCS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. New York Yankees

by John Watson

Oct 11, 2019 8:06 PM

Regardless of who wins it, this should be a great series between the two best teams left in the mix and should go the distance as it did in 2017. Read more »

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2019 NLCS Preview: Washington Nationals Vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by John Watson

Oct 10, 2019 4:43 PM

Washington certainly has the edge on offense and, on paper, the rotation. But their rotation strength is going to be tested by their lack of a bullpen, an area where the Cardinals certainly get the nod. Read more »

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, IQ

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2019 ALDS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by John Watson

Oct 3, 2019 8:13 PM

The Rays make an extremely interesting challenge for the Astros, despite all of Houston's strengths. Read more »

Tags: Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays, IQ

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2019 ALDS Preview: New York Yankees Vs. Minnesota Twins

by John Watson

While the Twins are an excellent team, and clearly much easier to root for as a neutral than the Yankees, there's not really any individual area that you can say Minnesota has a clear cut advantage over New York. Read more »
2019 NLDS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Washington Nationals

by John Watson

If there's any team best suited to keeping the Dodgers from pulling off a three-peat of World Series appearances, it's the Nationals. But will they? Read more »
2019 NLDS Preview: Atlanta Braves Vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by John Watson

These are two extremely evenly matched teams even if their strengths and weaknesses lie in slightly different areas and may just cancel each other out. Read more »
Walk On The Wild Side: 2019 Wild Card Game Previews

by John Watson

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RIYL: A Cinematic Rooting Guide To The 2019 MLB Playoffs

by John Watson

Before we dig deep into the statistics, let's help out the fans who are not fortunate enough to have their team playing past this weekend make up their minds about who to cheer for in the coming weeks. Read more »
Marginally Vociferous Predictions: Thoughts On MLB's MVP Races

by John Watson

It's been a rough September over here in the land of predicting MVP awards, with two of the leading candidates, one for each league, suffering injuries that could take them out of the running. Read more »
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 »
2019 Trade Deadline: Winners, Losers And WTFers

by John Watson

The first consolidated trade deadline came and went, and it couldn’t 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 »
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 »
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: NL Central

by John Watson

Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmani Grandal and Yasiel Puig are the big additions to the NL Central this offseason. 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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