When Julio Urias struck out Willy Adames to secure the Dodgers’ their first World Series championship, the baseball world was able to take a collective sigh of relief; they had managed to complete a 60-game season through the midst of a pandemic. However, this was only the beginning of a much different time in baseball, and I’m not simply referring to Justin Turner being pulled … Continue reading 2020-2021 MLB Offseason Review: Which Teams Spent The Most Efficiently?
The MLB offseason is filled with a lot of player movement, but something that always tends to fly under the radar is the hiring of new coaches. There is a reason why manager hires aren’t extremely exciting; the perception is that they aren’t important in today’s MLB. With front offices more involved in-game decision making, as well as baseball being more of a “three true … Continue reading MLB Team Building: What Should Teams Be Looking For When Hiring a Manager?
Between Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman, there have been plenty of excellent relievers who have anchored a bullpen, and thus are now enshrined in Cooperstown. Conventional wisdom has always placed a high emphasis on having a dominant closing pitcher who can finish off a game, and that remains the case in today’s game. Sure, teams have moved off of valuing the best relievers as closing … Continue reading Study: Why High-End Relievers Aren’t Valuable In Today’s MLB
Currently, in the MLB, there have been two main lines of focus: the World Series and manager hirings. Yet, it was a move that didn’t get much attention that could end up having monstrous effects in the future. On Friday, the Red Sox found their leader of the baseball operations department: they hired former Rays senior vice president Chaim Bloom to be their “Chief Baseball … Continue reading Red Sox Save Themselves With Remarkable Hiring of Chaim Bloom
After winning 108 games and the World Series, there’s very little the Red Sox need to do to be the team to beat in the American League. Still, Boston will likely extend as many players as possible, and could use some reinforcements in the bullpen. Current State: World Series Contender Red Sox Re-Sign SP Nathan Eovaldi The Red Sox have resigned starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi … Continue reading Boston Red Sox Offseason Tracker and Analysis
Now that the regular season is over, let’s take a look at the race for each MLB regular season award by projecting the three candidates and picking a winner. *This is based on who I think should win the awards rather than what will most likely happen AL Manager of the Year Third: Alex Cora, Boston Red Sox (108-54) Second: Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics (97-65) … Continue reading Who Should Win Each MLB Award?