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Rob Gordon10 months ago
Best Rookie Seasons in MLB History
It's incredibly difficult to break into professional sports. In baseball, the chances of even making it to the major leagues are slim to none. But for those blessed with enough talent, they will be re...
Dave Schneider10 months ago
Why the Yankees Will Disappoint This Year
When the New York Yankees traded for last year's NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, they became the unanimous pick to win the World Series this season. With Stanton now complementing Aaron Judge, last year's R...
Nick Paroni10 months ago
Worst Managers in MLB History
It's unfair to pin all of a baseball team's struggles on the manager. Sometimes it can be a good thing when a team struggles. It shows that the team is growing. It's about how the team reacts to this ...
Mathew Kentner10 months ago
Toronto Blue Jays 2018 Season
The Toronto Blue Jays 2018 season looks like it will be a good season, if the preseason is an indication on how it is going to be. They have nine wins and 11 losses in the preseason. And they have bee...
Quinn Allen10 months ago
Toronto Blue Jays Have Bright Future With Prospects Vlad Guerrero Jr and Bo Bichette
The Toronto Blue Jays have had several productive seasons in the past few years, advancing to an ALCS in 2015 and losing in the division series in 2016. Last year, though, was a disappointment for Tor...
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Wesley Franklin10 months ago
Twins Preview
Last year, the Minnesota Twins shocked Major League Baseball with a historical turnaround and a run to the American League Wildcard Game. The Twins went from being the worst team in baseball with over...
Quinn Allena year ago
Shohei Ohtani Has a Brighter Future on the Mound
Shohei Ohtani is a franchise-changing player. Tons of Major league clubs were bidding for the Japanese star, with the LA Angels eventually signing Ohtani. Major League Baseball hasn't seen a two-way s...
Jourdan Jonesa year ago
Blue Jays Projected Roster and Lineup
This offseason has been a strong one for the Toronto Blue Jays in my opinion. This winter we saw the acquisitions of Aledmys Diaz, Yangervis Solarte, Curtis Granderson, and Randal Grichuk, which appea...
Quinn Allena year ago
The Time to Shine Is Now for the Young White Sox Rotation
White Sox GM Rick Hahn has made some strategic moves in the last couple of years in order to rebuild this organization with young, exciting talent. Most notably the names like Yoan Moncada, Michael Ko...
James Rollera year ago
Jim Thome's Case for Hall of Fame
The Baseball Hall of Fame honors the all-time greats of the game. For over 80 years, the best of the best (and some not so best) have been enshrined into the highest honor of the game. Players from th...
Bong Studlya year ago
How Dock Ellis Pitched a No Hitter While High on LSD
Often times one can find a bit of history that is truly amazing. Like the invention of the airplane or the telephone or the first person who combined Jack Daniels with Coca-Cola. This story, much like...
Quinn Allena year ago
Gerrit Cole Trade Makes the Astros Rotation One of the Best in Baseball
The Houston Astros added another piece to their organization that will certainly help them as they look to repeat as World Series champions in 2018, and that piece is Gerrit Cole. The 'Stros sent thre...
John Edwardsa year ago
Ichiro Shot the Moon
Ichiro is one of the most bizarre players of the past 20 seasons. While many hitters have come over from Japan to the MLB, Ichiro has stuck in North America like no one else. The NPB is famous for its...
Quinn Allena year ago
Baltimore Must Trade Manny Machado
It's no secret that Manny Machado has been an absolute stud for Baltimore over his six-year major league career. He has emerged as one of the most talented third basemen in the game, both offensively ...
Owen McGrattana year ago
Rethinking Hitter's Counts, Continued
Last time around, I wrote about the general tendency of pitchers to throw more and more fastballs as they fell down in the count despite the fact that they can throw offspeed pitches for strikes nearl...
John Edwardsa year ago
An Exercise in Generating Similarity Scores
In the process of writing an article, one of the more frustrating things to do is generate comparisons to a given player. Whether I am trying to figure out who most closely aligns with Rougned Odor or...
Mitch Bannona year ago
Pitching Ohtani
“Yankees raise available money for Ohtani to $3.5 million” - USA Today, November 20“Shohei Ohtani: Mariners make trade, raise available money for Japan's two-way star” - USA Today, November 16 Shohei ...
Quinn Allena year ago
Ronald Acuna: The Future of the Atlanta Braves
Ronald Acuna came into the start of the 2017 season with one question to answer: Can he stay healthy and perform at a high level for a full season? That question was soon answered. Acuna had an outsta...