After winning 91 games and reaching the NLDS last season, expectations were high for the Rockies heading into the season. They’ve responded to those expectations by starting 4-12 to start the season with the league’s worst differential. This has prompted many to wonder: when will the Rockies turn it around? Good teams tend to break out of early-season slumps, like the Yankees, Red Sox, and … Continue reading Rockies’ Playoff Hopes Already Look To Be Gone
Over the past couple weeks, there have been a flurry of MLB extensions. Whether players are wary of free agency. or teams are motivated to retain their players, 15 extensions have been signed since March 19th. Let’s analyze all of these extensions by ranking them in order of worst value to best value. #15- March 23rd: Astros Extend SP Justin Verlander Contract Details: 2 years, … Continue reading Ranking Best MLB Extensions
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
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
The Colorado Rockies have made a massive splash, signing star third baseman Nolan Arenado to a huge eight-year contract extension worth $260 million. This extension runs through Arenado’s age 35 season, and his $32.5 million average annual value is the highest ever for a position player. This is definitely a surprise; Arenado had seemed destined to test the free agent waters for years in search … Continue reading Rockies Save Themselves With No-Brainer Nolan Arenado Extension
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
Now that the regular season is over, let’s take a look at the race for each MLB regular season award by projecting the three candidates and picking a winner. *This is based on who I think should win the awards rather than what will most likely happen AL Manager of the Year Third: Alex Cora, Boston Red Sox (108-54) Second: Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics (97-65) … Continue reading Who Should Win Each MLB Award?