Sabermetrics

2018 Breakout All-Star Team: Pitchers

A couple of weeks ago, I concocted a 2018 Breakout All-Star Team for position players. The only criteria was that the player had not been named to an All-Star team in previous seasons. Five of those 10 players were named…

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The Biggest Surprises of the 2018 MLB Season

Prior to the start of the season, many people around the game complained about the lack of parity in the game. When looking at the pre-season standings, it appeared as if the division winners were already set in stone. With such a top-heavy league in terms of talent, experts and casual fans alike expected to […]

Sabermetrics

The Twins Savior

The Twins were one of the most active teams this offseason. General Manager Derrick Falvey brilliantly waited until the around Spring Training to capitalize on players that were expecting far more lucrative deals. Then bargains, the Twins waited until March…

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The Evolution of Baseball

Baseball has undergone significant on-the-field changes over the past few years, due to the rise in the use of analytics by major league organizations for the purposes of player development, player evaluation, and on-field strategy. As summarized eloquently in an article…

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Opinion Pieces

Mets Gonna Met

The New York Mets are seen as the struggling and often helpless brother of the two New York baseball teams. Well, it’s hard to compete with the Baby Bombers of the Bronx, but we can all admit that Yankee Stadium…

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Contracts

Potential NBA Style Trades

FanGraphs recently published an article, the gist of which is that, because MLB teams are self-separating into “haves” (contending teams) and “have-nots” (rebuilding/tanking teams) and because teams are essentially treating the $197 million luxury-tax threshold as a hard cap, there…

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Teams

Brew Needs Yu

The stove at the MLB Offseason Market has been lukewarm at best, which means that several of the biggest names and best performers are still available to sign with your favorite team. Yu Darvish is near the top of that…

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The Forgotten Draft

Every year on the final day of the Winter Meetings, the MLB holds the Rule 5 Draft. While casual fans are familiar with the more publicized First-Year Player Draft that is televised on MLB Network and analyzed meticulously by baseball…

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A Godley Curveball

Who has the best pitch in baseball? If we polled a thousand people in the baseball industry, we would hear a lot of different answers. Some would say Corey Kluber’s breaking ball, others would say Zach Britton’s two-seam sinker or…

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Opinion Pieces

Top Trade Targets: Catcher

J.T. Realmuto, Catcher After trading away franchise cornerstone Giancarlo Stanton and All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna this winter, Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto has also reportedly requested a trade out of Miami. After kicking off a full-fledged firesale, it makes sense…

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Giants Acquire Andrew McCutchen

The Giants took the first step in fixing the MLB’s worst outfield on Monday by acquiring former NL MVP and 5-time All-Star Andrew McCutchen. Similar to the trade that brought in Evan Longoria earlier this offseason, McCutchen’s name value probably outweighs…

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