The Rays Are Building A Superteam of Cast-offs

Coming into the season, many people wrote the Tampa Bay Rays off as a bottom dweller. Who can blame them? They had just traded away their franchise player in Evan Longoria, and practically gave away pitcher Jake Odorizzi and outfielder Corey Dickerson in the offseason. Right now, their $73 million payroll is the second-lowest in baseball and they have traded away many key pieces during … Continue reading The Rays Are Building A Superteam of Cast-offs

St.Louis Cardinals Youth Movement Sets Them Up For Long Term Success

Out of nowhere, the Cardinals have snatched a 0.5 game lead for the 1st NL Wildcard spot. After firing manager Mike Matheny and sitting at .500, the expectation was that St.Louis was going to need to retool their team in order to set themselves up for future success beyond this season. That showed when they trade center fielder Tommy Pham, an MVP candidate last year, … Continue reading St.Louis Cardinals Youth Movement Sets Them Up For Long Term Success

Recapping Every MLB Trade Made On Trade Deadline Day

It’s July 31st, which mean it’s Trade Deadline day! Let’s take a closer look at every trade that happened on this trade frenzy day. Red Sox acquire 2B Ian Kinsler The Red Sox have acquired 2B Ian Kinsler from the Angels in exchange for pitching prospect Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez. Kinsler, 36, is only hitting .239/.304/.406 with 13 home runs this season. However, he’s … Continue reading Recapping Every MLB Trade Made On Trade Deadline Day