As the postseason winds down, it’s time to turn our attention to offseason. However, should it really be considered an “offseason”? Between the end of the postseason and the start of the next season, there is so much action; it’s honestly my favorite time to be a baseball analyst. This free agency will be far different than anything we’ve ever seen, as several teams will … Continue reading 2020 MLB Free Agent Rankings: How Much Should Each Free Agent Be Paid?
When we evaluate an MLB team’s roster, we tend to just look at their opening day starting lineup, which is referred to as their “starting nine”. However, as teams get smarter, it’s clear that we can no longer make those types of evaluations. After studying winning teams, one common theme became apparent- their “starting nine” is more like a “starting twelve”. So, how are these … Continue reading Why a Catcher Timeshare (and a Platoon at Any Position In General) Is a Great Strategy For MLB Team-Building
With most of the major free agents signing, and us being just over a month away from Spring Training, it’s time to start making projections for next season. Today, we’ll rank the top ten catchers in the MLB, based off of how they’ll perform this upcoming season. For years, Buster Posey and Yadier Molina owned the top two spots on this list, but as we … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Catchers
For 117 days, the baseball world has gone through one of the most dramatic free agency processes of all time. That would be known as “Harper’s Bazaar”, according to agent Scott Boras, which finally ended with Bryce Harper signing a historic 13 year $330 million contract to join the Philadelphia Phillies. This contract breaks the record for the largest free agent contract in MLB history … Continue reading Phillies Complete Historic Offseason With Intelligent Signing of Bryce Harper
Up until the start of the regular season, I’ll be putting together my top ten lists for each position. First up is catcher, a position that isn’t what it used to be, but still has talented veterans to go along with a few up and coming stars. Without further adieu, let’s get started. #10 Robinson Chirinos, Houston Astros Projected Stats: .225/.341/.434 (.775 OPS) -5 drs … Continue reading Top Ten Catchers
The Marlins have nearly zero major league talent, but they may have the most enticing trade chip in JT Realmuto. What Miami does with the 27-year-old catcher could change the fate of their franchise; he should be able to bring back a huge return of young talent. Current State: Rebuilding Marlins Sign INF Neil Walker Finally making some sort of move, the Marlins have signed … Continue reading Miami Marlins 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