MLB Division Previews and Predictions: NL West

Wrapping up our division previews, it’s time to examine the NL West. Though this division has had a constant “top dog” for six straight years in the Dodgers, they’ve been challenged in recent years by the Diamondbacks, Rockies, and even the Giants. Now, a new challenger has emerged in the Padres, adding yet another twist to the division. Let’s preview the NL West! First Place: … Continue reading MLB Division Previews and Predictions: NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks Off Season Tracker & Analysis

The Diamondbacks responded to two key pieces of their team leaving via free agency in Patrick Corbin and AJ Pollock by orchestrating a teardown. They’ve already traded Paul Goldschmidt, and will likely continue to trade away Major League assets. Current State: Rebuilding Diamondbacks Sign SP Merrill Kelly The Diamondbacks have signed right hander Merill Kelly to a two-year/$5.5 million deal. The contract also comes with … Continue reading Arizona Diamondbacks Off Season Tracker & Analysis

Analyzing The Trade Market for Paul Goldschmidt

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

MLB August Trades That Should Happen

Even though the Trade Deadline is over, teams can still trade with one another. That’s because there is a second traded deadline that happens on August 31st, known as the Waiver Trade Deadline. They need to either pass trade waivers while the team works on trading them to any team, or they can be claimed on trade waivers and then have to be traded to … Continue reading MLB August Trades That Should Happen

Each MLB Contender’s Biggest X Factor

The great thing about baseball is that unlike basketball, the best players aren’t always the ones that have the biggest moments in the postseason. Whereas LeBron James always will take the last shot, Mike Trout and Mookie Betts may not have the opportunity to get the clutch hit to win it. Let’s take a look at one overlooked player on each contender (5 games back … Continue reading Each MLB Contender’s Biggest X Factor