With the draft over and the trade deadline approaching, now would seem to be a great time to look at the state of each MLB franchise. Which teams are in the right direction? Which teams don’t even have a direction? Which front offices are excelling? Which front offices need changes? Let’s discuss. *Stats as of Saturday June 8th Arizona Diamondbacks Lead Decision Maker: GM Mike Hazen … Continue reading Assessing The State Of Each MLB Team and Their Front Office
As I’m writing this with day two of the draft over, we are through the first ten rounds of the draft. Technically, the draft isn’t over, but the chances of anyone drafted on day three making a major impact at the next level is minimal. Therefore, we practically have a complete grasp of the impact prospects each team has brought in through the draft; now … Continue reading Final Grades For Every Team’s Draft Haul
With there being just a few days before the draft, it’s time to present my official mock draft. We’ve already ranked these prospects, and have examined what each team should do. Now, let’s look at who each team will likely select on draft day. After looking at the draft rumors regarding each team, as well as looking at recent draft history, I’m confident I’ve put together an accurate mock … Continue reading 2019 MLB Mock Draft
During the MLB Draft, each general manager’s goal is to strengthen their team’s future outlook by adding young talent to their farm system. Failure to do so, however, can compromise the franchise. The Giants and Marlins, for example, have struggled to hit on their draft picks recently, and now have a barren team on the field and a barren farm system. Meanwhile, teams like the … Continue reading What Each MLB Team Should Do During The 2019 MLB Draft
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
After a surprising 97 win season in 2018, the A’s will look to contend in 2019 once again. It’ll be tough for them to make a splash with financial limitations, so they can be expected to make some out of the box signings to improve their rotation. Current State: Playoff Contender A’s Extend Manager Bob Melvin, GM David Frost, and VP of Baseball Operations Billy … Continue reading Oakland Athletics 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?