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Why Trevor Hoffman Didn't Make the Hall of Fame

by Sonny Hughey

Jan 27, 2017 1:26 PM

Trevor Hoffman deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, but his place in Cooperstown is on hold due to the lack of a statistical benchmark for closers. We've fixed that. Read more »

Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Personal Award, Stats

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Toronto Should Cringe At Long-Term Deal For Edwin Encarnacion

by Andrew Perna

Mar 16, 2016 9:50 AM

The Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion couldn't agree on the length of a potential contract extension and that's a very good thing for the team's long-term future. Read more »

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Grading The Offseason: NL East

by Andrew Perna

Feb 22, 2016 11:38 AM

Breaking down the moves made by the Braves, Marlins, Mets, Phillies and Nationals. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

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Grading The Deal: Cespedes Stays With Mets On Three-Year, $75M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Yoenis Cespedes earned himself a huge payday long before he lit Citi Field on fire and this contract could turn into a much larger one if he produces for the Mets in 2016. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Orioles Ultimately Re-Sign Chris Davis For $161M

by Andrew Perna

An odd dance between Chris Davis, Scott Boras and the Orioles has resulted in the type of contract the slugger wanted and one that Baltimore needed more than they let on. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cubs Give John Lackey $32M To Be No. 3 Starter

by Andrew Perna

John Lackey is due for a regression after a stellar 2015 season, but the Cubs are still confident he's an upgrade in the middle of their rotation. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Open Wallet For David Price

by Andrew Perna

Less than two years after low-balling Jon Lester and just one offseason after failed splurges on Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox have added a much-needed ace on a historically huge contract. Read more »
Breaking Down The World Series: Can The Royals Tame The Mets?

by Andrew Perna

The Mets rode their pitching past the free-swinging Cubs in the NLCS, but the Royals employ a vastly different offensive approach. Will New York's defense play well enough to keep Kansas City from chasing their young studs off the mound early? Read more »
ALCS Preview: Feisty Blue Jays Face Battle-Tested Royals

by Andrew Perna

The Royals, without the same bullpen they rode to the World Series last year, face the most explosive offense in baseball against the Blue Jays. Unless there is a power outage in Toronto, Kansas City faces a tall task in the ALCS. Read more »
Cardinals End Season Atop OPSERA Rankings

by Scott McCourtney

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina go down, but the Cardinals remain the class of baseball. Can they make yet another extended playoff run? Read more »
Blue Jays Rocket Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Blue Jays have been red-hot since acquiring Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, moving into the top five for the first time all season. Read more »
NL Dominates OPSERA Rankings For August 18th

by Scott McCourtney

The National League reigns supreme this week with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates sitting atop our rankings. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Royals Deal For Johnny Cueto With Eyes On Throne

by Andrew Perna

The Royals improve their chances at another World Series appearance by adding a true No. 1 to their rotation, while the Reds stock their farm system with young, successful arms. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pirates Acquire Aramis Ramirez From Brewers

by Andrew Perna

The Pirates only need Aramis Ramirez to match Josh Harrison's disappointing slash line at third base to make this trade a success. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Astros Deal For Scott Kazmir

by Andrew Perna

The Astros were smart to jump on Scott Kazmir, who bolsters their rotation without coming at the cost of someone like Cole Hamels or Johnny Cueto. Read more »
A Look At What Buyers Might Look To Buy

by Andrew Perna

There are more Major League teams in contention than not as the two-Wild Card Era continues to provide hope well into the summer. If teams are going to buy, they'll need a shopping list. Read more »
Q&A With Jon Hanford Of Topps BUNT

by Andrew Perna

If you collected baseball cards as a kid, you are familiar with the Topps brand. As you've grown up, so have cards. You can now collect digital versions of your favorite players without having to find space to store them. Read more »
Fantasy Mailbag: Harper, Heston & Hamels

by Neema Hodjat

Neema Hodjat discusses whether Bryce Harper is the best player in the fantasy baseball, where Cole Hamels would fit best and whether Chris Heston has staying power. Read more »
Miguel Cabrera Has Tigers In Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

Miguel Cabrera has the Tigers on his back as they remain in the top five. Did you expect anything less? Read more »
Michael Wacha Has Cardinals Back In Top Spot

by Scott McCourtney

Michael Wacha is having the best season of his young career as the Cardinals move to the top of RealGM's OPSERA rankings this week. Read more »

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