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Aaron Mullinsa year ago
St. Louis Cardinals: Offseason 2017 Preview
After two seasons of missing the playoffs, Cardinals fans are becoming increasingly frustrated. Every fan wants their team to succeed, but are we spoiled? Over the past decade, St. Louis has been in t...
James Rollera year ago
Remembering Roy Halliday
When the news broke of Roy Halliday's death in the late afternoon of November 7, I was in shock. “No way,” I thought to myself. “It can’t be him. He is young and just retired from baseball.” But, as t...
John Edwardsa year ago
How Do You Hit 30 HR While Being the Worst Hitter in Baseball?
On the surface, Rougned Odor had a pretty decent 2017. He got paid $1.3 million, was healthy the whole season, and on top of it all, he hit 30+ home runs for the second straight season. That is about ...
Matt Mocarskya year ago
Qualifying Offer Part Two: Pitchers
The World Series may have been an incredible finish to the 2017 season, but baseball is a 365-day business. All thirty teams had until the afternoon of November 6 to issue a qualifying offer to any of...
Quinn Allena year ago
J.D. Martinez Would be a Perfect Fit for the Red Sox This Offseason
When the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired J.D. Martinez at the trade deadline, I wrote a short article about how Martinez would thrive playing in the hot, dry weather in Arizona. Coming from Detroit, whe...
Owen McGrattana year ago
Is It Time to Rethink Hitter's Counts?
Hitters have always lived by the idea that they will try and work the count in their favor to not only get closer to a walk, but to force the pitcher to be more predictable. Limit the pitcher down to ...
Matt Mocarskya year ago
Qualifying Offer Part One: First Base
The World Series may have been an incredible finish to the 2017 season, but baseball is a year round business. All 30 teams had until the afternoon of November 6 to issue a Qualifying Offer to any of ...
John Edwardsa year ago
Has the Qualifying Offer Been Worth It?
The off-season is officially upon us, and the ups and downs of the playoffs have been replaced with hushed whispers of trade rumors and the frantic refreshing of Ken Rosenthal's Twitter feed. Free age...
Matt Mocarskya year ago
Bullpenning and Usage Featuring Brandon Morrow
After a year in which he notched a stellar K-BB% of 24.1 percent, Brandon Morrow fashioned himself into the most trusted reliever in the Dodgers bullpen not named Kenley Jansen. Morrow has appeared in...
Mitch Bannona year ago
World Series Game 6: Things to Watch
After the spectacle that was Game 5, what should we be looking for heading into this seasons' potential final game?
Mitch Bannona year ago
2017 World Series: Embrace the Chaos
Take everything you thought you knew. Take everything we were certain about as recently as a week ago. Throw it out the window. Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher on the planet? Kelley Jansen is one ...
John Edwardsa year ago
MLB shows bark, no bite with Gurriel suspension
I'm going to save you the trouble of every other take on the Gurriel suspension that you've already read, and skip over the general talking points. Yes, Gurriel has no excuse for that behavior and his...
Owen McGrattana year ago
Ken Giles Is Losing It
If you're an Astros fan, odds are Ken Giles nearly put you into a coma or gave you a heart attack during Game 2 on Wednesday night. Regardless, everything worked out for Houston in the end, and the As...
Quinn Allena year ago
Power Breaking Ball Proves McCullers Jr. Could Be the Future of the Astros' Rotation
Lance McCullers Jr. has been absolutely outstanding for the Astros this postseason. The 24-year-old has thrown 13 innings in the playoffs with a 2.08 ERA. This was highlighted by his amazing performan...
Mitch Bannona year ago
King Kenley
The 2017 World Series is a matchup between two of the best teams in baseball featuring elite offences, multiple Ace calibre pitchers on either side, and dynamic playmakers. The Dodgers, however, featu...
Robert Gregorya year ago
The Value of Rest
If you're reading this, then you probably know that on Tuesday night, the Dodgers and Astros commenced the World Series. Everyone has their own theory as to who's going to win and why. And, as is alwa...
John Edwardsa year ago
The New Home Field Advantage Rules Stink as Bad as the Old Ones
Thanks to years of complaints by fans and media alike, for the first time since 2002, home-field advantage for the World Series was determined not by the All-Star game results, but instead by regular ...
Owen McGrattana year ago
How the Dodgers Can Try and Neutralize Houston's Offense
The Astros have one of the best offenses we've seen in a while. As a team, their 121 wRC+ is the fourth highest all-time for any team since 1900. Shutting down their bats is no easy task. They have th...