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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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On MLB's Tenuous Labor Situation And Recent Extension Glut

by John Watson

Apr 13, 2019 8:52 AM

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 »

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Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Mar 28, 2019 8:58 AM

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 »

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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 »
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 »
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 »
Grading The Deal: Nationals Make Big Bet On Patrick Corbin

by John Watson

While there's every reason to believe that Patrick Corbin can make good on his insane contract year, there's a ton of risk to consider on the Nats' side. Read more »
Meditations On Many, Many Mariners Moves

by John Watson

Jerry Dipoto had a tough job, trying to maximize his return on his best players while ensuring that the owners cut costs and lined their pockets. But it's hard to see a light at then end of the tunnel. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Yankees Add An Ace In James Paxton Trade

by John Watson

So, the Yankees basically went out and got themselves an ace, even if it was one who has some question marks. Read more »
A World Series We Deserve: Boston Red Sox Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by John Watson

This should be a closely matched series between arguably the best teams in their respective leagues and that makes seven games seem about right. Read more »
2018 ALCS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. Boston Red Sox

by John Watson

The ALCS is a thing of beauty with two regular-season behemoths fighting for a spot in the World Series. Read more »
2018 NLCS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Milwaukee Brewers

by John Watson

The Brewers certainly have the better bullpen and defense, but pretty basically everything else tilts in favor of the Dodgers. Read more »
Baseball In A Nutshell: AL Wild Card Preview

by John Watson

The 2018 Athletics are basically a microcosm of baseball in 2018, built on the twin foundations of dingers and a lockdown bullpen. Read more »
Mayhaps Valid Predictions: Thoughts On The MLB MVP Awards

by John Watson

On the Mookie Betts versus Mike Trout race in the AL and the wideopen race in the NL. Read more »
Pitch Perfection: Cy Young Award Predictions

by John Watson

On the candidates including Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale, Aaron Nola and more. Read more »

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