Over the past couple weeks, there have been a flurry of MLB extensions. Whether players are wary of free agency. or teams are motivated to retain their players, 15 extensions have been signed since March 19th. Let’s analyze all of these extensions by ranking them in order of worst value to best value. #15- March 23rd: Astros Extend SP Justin Verlander Contract Details: 2 years, … Continue reading Ranking Best MLB Extensions
Thursday marked the start of yet another season of baseball With every season, comes new awards winners. Blake Snell and Christian Yelich, put together a surprising, yet strong group of award winners last season. Who will follow in their footsteps in 2019? Let’s discuss. We’ll go by least significant award to the main award. AL Comeback Player of the Year: Miguel Cabrera Due to a … Continue reading MLB Award Predictions
Wrapping up the American League, it’s time to take a closer look at the AL West. This division has a clear front-runner (Astros), but has two other teams that look to be in win-now mode (A’s and Angels). Will the Astros’ reign continue? Will the A’s or Angels make the playoffs? Could the Rangers or Mariners surprise? Let’s discuss. First Place: Houston Astros Projected Record: … Continue reading MLB Division Previews and Predictions: AL West
With Mike Trout under contract for just two more seasons, the time is now for the Angels to make a push. With close to zero financial flexibility and an improved farm system they won’t want to destroy, Los Angeles will need to be creative to do so. Current State: Playoff Contender Angels acquire RP Luis Garcia for RP Jose Alvarez In a swap of two … Continue reading Los Angeles Angels Offseason Tracker and Analysis
It’s not often that a top ten player and arguably the best player at his position becomes available via trade. It’s even more rare when that player is only making $14 million for the next season. Yet, that’s the case with star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who the Diamondbacks are shopping him. The 31-year-old hit .290/.389/.533 with 33 home runs and a 5.4 WAR, and … Continue reading Analyzing The Trade Market for Paul Goldschmidt
Recently in an interview on MLB Network, catcher JT Realmuto’s agent Jeff Berry states that the 27-year-old catcher had no desire to stay with the Marlins and will “definitely be wearing a different uniform by the start of spring training.” With an .825 OPS, a 4.3 WAR, his three years of control and the fact that quality catchers are hard to come by, Realmuto will be … Continue reading Analyzing The Trade Market For JT Realmuto
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?