With the draft over and the trade deadline approaching, now would seem to be a great time to look at the state of each MLB franchise. Which teams are in the right direction? Which teams don’t even have a direction? Which front offices are excelling? Which front offices need changes? Let’s discuss. *Stats as of Saturday June 8th Arizona Diamondbacks Lead Decision Maker: GM Mike Hazen … Continue reading Assessing The State Of Each MLB Team and Their Front Office
As I’m writing this with day two of the draft over, we are through the first ten rounds of the draft. Technically, the draft isn’t over, but the chances of anyone drafted on day three making a major impact at the next level is minimal. Therefore, we practically have a complete grasp of the impact prospects each team has brought in through the draft; now … Continue reading Final Grades For Every Team’s Draft Haul
TThe MLB Draft is a great chance for teams to restock their farm systems with young talent in order to build a formidable team for the future. However, whiffing on draft picks, especially first-round picks, can compromise a team’s future and put a front office in serious jeopardy. With around an hour left before the draft, let’s examine the teams that have to hit on … Continue reading Teams Under The Most Pressure Heading Into The MLB Draft
With there being just a few days before the draft, it’s time to present my official mock draft. We’ve already ranked these prospects, and have examined what each team should do. Now, let’s look at who each team will likely select on draft day. After looking at the draft rumors regarding each team, as well as looking at recent draft history, I’m confident I’ve put together an accurate mock … Continue reading 2019 MLB Mock Draft
During the MLB Draft, each general manager’s goal is to strengthen their team’s future outlook by adding young talent to their farm system. Failure to do so, however, can compromise the franchise. The Giants and Marlins, for example, have struggled to hit on their draft picks recently, and now have a barren team on the field and a barren farm system. Meanwhile, teams like the … Continue reading What Each MLB Team Should Do During The 2019 MLB Draft
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?
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