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Matt Mocarsky2 years 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 Allen2 years 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 McGrattan2 years 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 Mocarsky2 years 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 Edwards2 years 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 Mocarsky2 years 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 Bannon2 years 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 Bannon2 years 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 Edwards2 years 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 McGrattan2 years 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 Allen2 years 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 Bannon2 years 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 Gregory2 years 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 Edwards2 years 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 McGrattan2 years 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...
Matt Mocarsky2 years ago
The Numbers Say Lance Mccullers' Future Is in the Rotation
After stymying the Yankees offense over the course of four shutout innings in the decisive Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, questions have arisen regarding Lance McCullers. Is he dur...
Quinn Allen2 years ago
The 2017 Chicago Cubs Lacked That 'It' Factor
2017 wasn't necessarily a banner year for the Chicago Cubs. Well, for some teams, it would be considered a good year. But for the defending World Series champions, they fell short of their goal: to re...
Matt Mocarsky2 years ago
Aaron Judge Has Been Great in October. Umpires Have Failed Him.
After a record-setting rookie season that may earn him the American League Most Valuable Player award, Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge has put himself in the record books in the postseason. The reco...