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Analyzing Early Trends From 60-Game MLB Season

We don’t know when the season could get cancelled, and have to take everything day-by-day, but I’ll speak for everyone when I say that is has been such a pleasure to have the MLB back as part of my everyday life. Since this is a short season, it’s going to be difficult to make any sort of concrete analysis on any topic, as the sample … Continue reading Analyzing Early Trends From 60-Game MLB Season

Study: Assessing Positional Value In Baseball

We’ve addressed the value of team offense, defense, and pitching, as well as the value (or lack thereof) of high-end relievers. However, is there a way for us to assess the importance of players at each positions? One of baseball’s most commonly used statistics is Wins Above Replacement (WAR), which assesses the value of players relative to the replacement-level player. Nonetheless, it is unclear if … Continue reading Study: Assessing Positional Value In Baseball

2020 MLB Top Ten: Third Baseman

Last week, we looked at the┬átop ten second basemen; the list contained some high-end players, but right now, the position as a whole lacks depth leaguewide. That’s certainly not an issue at third base, which is undoubtedly the most stacked position in terms of talent. Essentially, if you’re not an All-Star who is producing offensively and defensively, then making this list will be a daunting … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Third Baseman

With New Manager, Padres Will Be Playoff-Bound in 2020

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

Manny Machado Is Worth $300M, But Padres Aren’t Right Fit

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

Top Ten Shortstops

Shortstop, the glamour position in baseball. This tends to be one of the positions that has the most amount of star power, and that’s still the case today. The identity of this position has shifted however; this is now as much of an offensive position as it was a defensive position. Specifically with the top five, this list is filled with two-way superstars, all of … Continue reading Top Ten Shortstops

Final Predictions For Top Remaining Free Agents

It’s Feburary 12th, which means that pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training! However, the game’s top free agents remained unsigned, and as of now it’s unclear where any of them will sign. Still, let’s use the few clues we have to predict the landing spot for the top six remaining free agents! 3B Mike Moustakas Coming off a 2.5 WAR season, Mike Moustakas … Continue reading Final Predictions For Top Remaining Free Agents

Nats, Phillies, or Yankees, Who Is The Best Fit For Patrick Corbin?

This week, 2018 All Star Patrick Corbin has visited with the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, and the New York Yankees. The 29 year old star lefty had a breakout season last year, posting a 3.15 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. His peripherals are even more encouraging; his 2.47 FIP suggests that he was the victim of bad luck and his 5.13 strikeout to walk ratio was … Continue reading Nats, Phillies, or Yankees, Who Is The Best Fit For Patrick Corbin?

The Phillies Don’t Have To Be “Stupid”, But They Can Speed Up Their Rebuild With Some Smart Signings

It’s obvious that the Philadelphia Phillies are ready to spend. Their owner, John Middleton, even came out and said they were prepared to “be a little stupid” in doing so. The logic for them doing so it pretty simple – the Phillies were in first place in the NL East up until August 12th and could make a playoff team with better play from their … Continue reading The Phillies Don’t Have To Be “Stupid”, But They Can Speed Up Their Rebuild With Some Smart Signings

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