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
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at each division and have given each team a projected record, it’s time to predict what will unfold in the postseason. AL: #1 Seed- New York Yankees (99-63) #2 Seed- Houston Astros (96-66) #3 Seed- Cleveland Indians (86-76) #4 Seed- Boston Red Sox (89-73) #5 Seed- Tampa Bay Rays (86-76) NL: #1 Seed- Los Angeles Dodgers (98-64) #2 … Continue reading MLB Playoff Predictions
After previewing the entire American League, it’s time to look at the possibly the most exciting division in baseball: the NL East. This was the most active division during the offseason; the Mets, Phillies, Nationals, and Braves all added former All-Stars to the roster. Those four teams could all be playoff teams in 2019, so this division will be incredibly fun to watch. First Place: … Continue reading NL East Division Preview and Prediction
After a surprising 90-72 season, the Braves will look to build a world series contender around their young core. With so much prospect depth and financial flexibility, they can realistically acquire anyone they desire. Current State: World Series Contender Braves sign 3B Josh Donaldson The Braves have signed third baseman Josh Donaldson to a one year/$23 million deal. Donaldson, 32, dealt with several injuries last … Continue reading Atlanta Braves Offseason Tracker and Analysis
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?