“Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck,” said the great Bob Feller, a Hall of Fame pitcher cited as one of the top flamethrowers in MLB history. This quote came during World War II, as Feller missed three seasons of his prime to participate in it, and 80 years later, it’s fair to wonder if his claim is … Continue reading Study: Can an MLB Player Be Consistently Lucky/Unlucky?
Last week, we looked ahead at who the top ten third basemen would be next season, which is very tough, as there wasn’t enough room for former MVPs or All-Stars. Today, we’ll stick with the left side of the infield by looking at the top ten shortstops. Similarly to third base, this list has plenty of high-end players, and as a result, the players not on … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Shortstops
After winning the Manny Machado this offseason, expectations were high for the Padres heading into the season. Alas, it’s been more of the same for them; they’re currently 16 games below .500 and will finish well out of the playoff race once again. This is definitely a disappointment for the franchise, and that was demonstrated on Saturday, when they fired manager Andy Green. Though it … Continue reading With New Manager, Padres Will Be Playoff-Bound in 2020
When the Brewers traded for Christian Yelich, they were expecting to receive a player who’d have an OPS around .850 and a WAR around 4.5. However, the 27-year-old exceed all expectations last season; he posted a 7.6 WAR and 166 weighted runs created plus (wrc+). The general expectation was that Yelich would regress in 2019, which he cubically refuted heading into the season. Well, it … Continue reading Is Christian Yelich Cruising To Another NL MVP?
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
It’s finally over. Manny Machado has signed a ten-year deal worth $300 million to join the San Diego Padres. This is the richest free agent contract in American sports history, and it’s a shocker, to say the least. Very few saw the Padres being able to compete with the larger market teams to give out a contract of this magnitude, especially considering they won just … Continue reading Manny Machado Is Worth $300M, But Padres Aren’t Right Fit
The Padres held arguably the most valuable trade chip outside of Manny Machado in Brad Hand. The lefty closer has a 3.05 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 3.17 FIP and is controlled through 2021. San Diego shipped him off to the Indians along with reliever Adam Cimber for top catching prospect Francisco Mejia in a blockbuster, to say the least. Let’s take a closer look at … Continue reading If Developed Properly, Francisco Mejia Could Be The Missing Piece of The Puzzle For The Padres