Why a Catcher Timeshare (and a Platoon at Any Position In General) Is a Great Strategy For MLB Team-Building

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

2020 MLB Top Ten: Relief Pitchers

We’ve finally reached a conclusion to the top-ten MLB positional ranking lists! Though there will be a top-five designated hitter list, relief pitcher is the last position warranted of a top-ten position, and by no means was the easiest saved for the end. In fact, this has to be the toughest list that I’ve had to put together, as over 40 players were considered for … Continue reading 2020 MLB Top Ten: Relief Pitchers

Believe It Or Not, But The Mookie Betts Trade Was Fair All-Around

Over the past few weeks, the event of Mookie Betts being traded appeared to be inevitable; he had just one year remaining under contract, and Boston was intent on gaining financial flexibility and adding young talent. However, the trade came with far more moving parts than expected, as in total, four teams were involved in two separate moves on Tuesday night. On the surface, it’s … Continue reading Believe It Or Not, But The Mookie Betts Trade Was Fair All-Around

Offseason Tracker and Analysis: Atlanta Braves

Although their season ended in disappointing fashion, the Braves still have the financial flexibility and the young talent needed to be a sustainable winner in the future. The time for them to make a World Series push is now, and they should be expected to have a busy offseason. Expected Direction: All-In Braves Sign RP Will Smith Contract Details: Three Years, $40 Million Grade: 8.5/10 … Continue reading Offseason Tracker and Analysis: Atlanta Braves

The Top 50 Free Agents of The 2019-2020 Offseason

After witnessing an extremely remarkable World Series, the 2019 MLB regular season is officially over. While Nationals fans will want to embark on the glory of their first-ever World Series title, that’ll have to be extremely short; the offseason is upon us, and with two World Series champs among several high-profile free agents. So, who are the top 50 players who’ll test the open market? … Continue reading The Top 50 Free Agents of The 2019-2020 Offseason

Giants Can’t Let Fluky Hot Streak Sway Them From Selling

When Farhan Zaidi has hired by the Giants to be their president of baseball operations, it was clear that the team was heading for a rebuild. The team went just 137-185 in the past two seasons, had an aging core, and desperately needed to add to a barren farm system. That looked to continue to be the case as of June 29; they had a … Continue reading Giants Can’t Let Fluky Hot Streak Sway Them From Selling

Analyzing MLB Trade Deadline Rumors

We are just two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline, which means there are plenty of rumors regarding which players could be moved and to where. From these rumors, we look to be heading towards are very entertaining couple weeks of huge trades, with plenty of marquee players, particularly pitchers, possibly on the move. Without further adieu, let’s analyze it, grading it on the … Continue reading Analyzing MLB Trade Deadline Rumors

What Should Each Team Do At The MLB Trade Deadline?

After an exciting first half of baseball that was filled with plenty of surprises, it’s time to take a deep examination of each team, and what their priorities will be at the trade deadline. Several teams will be looking to acquire premier talent to make World Series pushes, while other teams will attempt to trade their key pieces to add more young talent. So, which … Continue reading What Should Each Team Do At The MLB Trade Deadline?

MLB Trade Deadline Preview/Rankings

Now that we are in the middle of June, we are almost a month away from the universal trade deadline; there is only one trade deadline this season. Therefore, there should be a lot of action soon, as teams try to position themselves for playoff and World Series pushes by prying away key assets for non-contenders, who are looking to bolster their farm system. So, … Continue reading MLB Trade Deadline Preview/Rankings