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John Edwardsa year ago
Give Edgar Martinez His Due
There is no position more debated than that of the designated hitter. Ever since its introduction to the American League in 1973, fans have been split — should the National League introduce it? Should...
John Edwardsa year ago
Rafael Devers Did the Impossible
Aroldis Chapman is not immune to home runs. He’s given up 19 of them in the regular season in his 8 year career. What’s crazy is that only one has before come off a 102+ MPH, and none have come off of...
John Edwardsa year ago
We’ll Be Back: The Most Intriguing Prospects You Didn’t Notice in the MLB Draft
You’ve probably heard a few names tossed around in relation to the MLB Draft, which wrapped up earlier this week — Hunter Greene, the pitcher/batter extraordinaire, Brendan McKay, Louisville baseball ...
John Edwardsa year ago
Todd Frazier Pulls a Switcheroo, Joins Yankees Instead
The dominant narrative of the Todd Frazier trade market has been that he was going to the Red Sox. Indeed, the Sox were in desperate need of a 3B, having just DFA’d free-agent-mistake Pablo Sandoval. ...
John Edwardsa year ago
Red Sox Acquire Affordable 3B in Smart Move
Eduardo Nunez is not Yoenis Cespedes. He is not J.D. Martinez. He isn’t Carlos Beltran, or Jonathan Lucroy, or anything like the impact bats that we’ve seen moved around before the trade deadline that...
Quinn Allena year ago
With Clayton Kershaw Out, Justin Verlander Could Be the Answer for the Dodgers
The LA Dodgers have been on fire this season. They currently boast the best record in all of baseball at 71 and 31, an astounding 40 games over .500. This past week their starting pitching took a hit ...
Owen McGrattana year ago
Getting the Mariners to the Playoffs
Heartbreak for any baseball team is tough. For years, it has been the Cubs’ heartbreak that has been glamorized and somewhat sought after by north siders. It’s weird, holding onto and being fond of th...
Stone Strankmana year ago
The MLB Players Weekend Uniforms are Great and Eh, Ugly
MLB Players Weekend will be August 25–27, and the teams will be repping bright and potent colors as their teams take the field that weekend. The MLB is channeling some kid’s mind on MLB The Show 17 on...
Owen McGrattana year ago
Aaron Nola: Changed and Better Than Ever
Everyone knows the Phillies are rebuilding. It’s a bleak time for any franchise, but it generally looks even worse especially considering the Phillies are supposed to better than their record right no...
John Edwardsa year ago
Fox Sports Made a Really Poor Decision
It’s almost certainly not my place to say. But as a writer, I feel the need to criticize Fox Sport’s decision to move their website’s content from text and video based to solely video based. I was fir...
Dylan Svobodaa year ago
The Chicago Cubs Are Not the 2017 World Series Favorites
Heading into the 2017 season one thing is clear: Vegas loves the Chicago Cubs’ odds at winning back-to-back World Series’. According to the Vegas based sports betting website Bovada, the loveable lose...
John Edwardsa year ago
Joey Gallo Is Killing the Importance of Batting Average
We’ve talked a lot about the “fly-ball revolution” lately — the idea of elevating and making hard contact to increase production. Yonder Alonso has used it to his benefit, as have players like Mike Mo...
Quinn Allena year ago
The Aaron Judge Cinderella Story Continues
It’s the type of start that every big league rookie dreams of. Your first full season in the Majors, leading the league in homers, and becoming the talk of the city. New York City, to boot. Well Aaron...
Quinn Allena year ago
Possible Dark Horses in the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby
The three day All-Star festivities begin on Sunday, highlighted by the 2017 Futures game, featuring some of the best prospects in baseball who are sure to be future big leaguers. Monday night is the b...
John Edwardsa year ago
Zach Britton Could Win the World Series for the Dodgers (Or Whoever Else Wants Him)
The 2016 playoff series was unique in how we saw relievers used. We saw Buck Showalter punished brutally for not bringing his closer into a high-leverage situation in a tied game on the road; we saw T...
John Edwardsa year ago
Unbalanced Trade Deadline Series: Todd Frazier
We’ve discussed plenty of really big names for the Unbalanced Trade Deadline Series so far — Andrew McCutchen is a household name, and Sonny Gray and Jose Quintana are known league-wide as aces for th...
Quinn Allena year ago
J.D. Martinez Could Hit a Lot of Homers in the Sultry Arizona Air
Another blockbuster deal emerged yesterday, with the Arizona Diamondbacks receiving the power hitting corner outfielder they have been looking for while pushing to make a playoff appearance. J.D. Mart...