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Manny Machado Among April’s Best, Dee Gordon Among the Worst

Manny Machado Among April’s Best, Dee Gordon Among the Worst

With essentially April in the books it’s proper time to look back at Baseball’s first month to see the most important realizations about the sport. It’s still early and teams and players still have time to turn it... 
Some of Baseball’s Elite Starters Are Off to a Rough Start; Who Should You Worry Most About?

Some of Baseball’s Elite Starters Are Off to a Rough Start; Who Should You Worry Most About?

April is a month for panic and lack of patience and some of the league’s best starters are certainly inviting fans into April’s web of emotions thanks to ridiculously small sample sizes and poor performances. Adam Wainwright... 
Mookie Betts Salary: Excellent Extension Candidate for Boston Red Sox Future

Mookie Betts Salary: Excellent Extension Candidate for Boston Red Sox Future

Mookie Betts was just 22-years-old during the 2015 season when he just  missed becoming a modern day 20-20 player and did end up establishing himself as part of the Red Sox future core. Along with Xander Bogaerts, Betts is young,... 
Stephen Strasburg Salary: Will Cash in Thanks to Awful Free Agent Class

Stephen Strasburg Salary: Will Cash in Thanks to Awful Free Agent Class

Stephen Strasburg has had a successful yet disappointing career pitching for the Washington Nationals. The flame throwing righty was a generational first overall pick, along with Bryce Harper, maybe the most hyped prospect of the new... 
Jose Bautista Salary: Won’t Get Six Years, But He Will Get Too Many Years In His Next Contract

Jose Bautista Salary: Won’t Get Six Years, But He Will Get Too Many Years In His Next Contract

It was a source of contention in the winter when 35-year-old Jose Bautista didn’t bat an eye in asking for a six year deal from the Toronto Blue Jays ahead of his walk year this season. From a performance stand point, the right... 
Yankees Bullpen Exceeding Lofty Expectations, Rest of Team Trying to Catch Up

Yankees Bullpen Exceeding Lofty Expectations, Rest of Team Trying to Catch Up

The New York Yankees sit 5-6 following Sunday’s victory over the Seattle Mariners, an even .500 since an Opening Day loss to the Houston Astros where the back of the Yankees’ bullpen was last discovered to show human tendencies.... 
Tyler White, Not Trevor Story, Will Be the Rookie to Remember in 2016

Tyler White, Not Trevor Story, Will Be the Rookie to Remember in 2016

Tyler White somewhat unceremoniously made the Houston Astros out of Spring Training in the hopes of solidifying first base, a position the Astros have seen power from, but not much else. By the end of September, expect him to surpass... 
Matt Harvey Salary: Big Payday A Challenge For the Mets After 2018 Season

Matt Harvey Salary: Big Payday A Challenge For the Mets After 2018 Season

When Matt Harvey reaches free agency after the 2018 season, he will be sure to present a financial challenge to the New York Mets if he stays in Queens that long. Harvey is a Boras client and though there have been whispers of signing... 
Bryce Harper Salary : Undervalued Now, Well Over $400 Million Later

Bryce Harper Salary : Undervalued Now, Well Over $400 Million Later

Bryce Harper broke into the elite stratosphere last season for the Washington Nationals, winning his first MVP award, changing the narrative from generational prospect to generational hitter, and shifting his compensation from a merely... 
2016 National League West Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

2016 National League West Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

With Baseball officially kicking off on Sunday, it’s time to take a stab at predicting the success and downfalls of each division in the majors. We look at the NL West, where the San Francisco Giants contend in an even number... 
2016 National League Central Preview & Predictions Opening Week

2016 National League Central Preview & Predictions Opening Week

With Baseball officially kicking off on Sunday, it’s time to take a stab at predicting the success and downfalls of each division in the majors. We look at the NL Central, where there may be a changing of the guard and one team... 
National League East Preview & Predictions – 2016 Opening Week

National League East Preview & Predictions – 2016 Opening Week

With Baseball officially kicking off on Sunday, it’s time to take a stab at predicting the success and downfalls of each division in the majors. We look at the NL East, where the New York Mets rode its elite rotation all the... 
American League West Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

American League West Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

With Baseball officially kicking off on Sunday, it’s time to take a stab at predicting the success and downfalls of each division in the majors. We look at the AL West, where Texas rose to prominence in the second half and the... 
American League East Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

American League East Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

With Baseball officially kicking off on Sunday, it’s time to take a stab at predicting the success and downfalls of each division in the majors. We kick it off with the AL East, where all five teams have flaws, but are capable... 
American League Central Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

American League Central Preview & Predictions – Opening Week

With Baseball officially kicking off on Sunday, it’s time to take a stab at predicting the success and downfalls of each division in the majors. We look at the AL Central, where the Kansas CityRoyals have back to back targets... 
Yankees Bullpen in Flux from Miller, Mitchell Injuries: Here’s the Best Way to Manage it

Yankees Bullpen in Flux from Miller, Mitchell Injuries: Here’s the Best Way to Manage it

The New York Yankees almost survived spring training without a major injury, the variable most critics hold against the team at all times. But a Wednesday matchup with the Braves changed things in a hurry and has New York scrambling... 
Dave Dombrowski Sends an Uncommon Message to the Red Sox

Dave Dombrowski Sends an Uncommon Message to the Red Sox

Dave Dombrowski and John Farrell may have been making a baseball decision, but in reality delivered the one message every fan has wished for their team since the beginning of time. Contract doesn’t matter, performance and dedication... 
Potential James Loney Destinations

Potential James Loney Destinations

Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Rays informed James Loney he would not make the team in his final year of a three year, $24 million dollar deal. For Tampa, it means paying $8 million unless another team claims him on waivers. For... 
Juan Nicasio Wins Fifth Spot in Pirates’ Rotation, Beats Out Ryan Vogelsong

Juan Nicasio Wins Fifth Spot in Pirates’ Rotation, Beats Out Ryan Vogelsong

When the Pirates signed Juan Nicasio for $3 million this past winter, becoming the fifth starter was probably not the plan. The 29-year-old’s monster spring has earned him a spot in the Pirates’ rotation, a role he beat... 
Mariners set to Dump Jesus Montero, Yankees Could Benefit by Picking Him Up

Mariners set to Dump Jesus Montero, Yankees Could Benefit by Picking Him Up

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, or as the Yankees and Mariners can admit today; a young stud pitcher is safer than a major league ready prospect. At least in this case. The multi-year battle to decide which team had the... 
Aaron Sanchez, Vincent Velazquez, Win Final Spots in Blue Jays and Phillies’ Rotations

Aaron Sanchez, Vincent Velazquez, Win Final Spots in Blue Jays and Phillies’ Rotations

Call it the day of promising prospects taking the next step, as Aaron Sanchez has earned the final spot in a contending Blue Jays’ rotation and Vincent Velazquez, acquired over the winter, will pitch for the Phillies. Sanchez... 
Yankees Demote Gary Sanchez, Move One Step Closer to Finalized Roster

Yankees Demote Gary Sanchez, Move One Step Closer to Finalized Roster

It was unlikely Gary Sanchez was ever going to break camp as the New York Yankees’ backup catcher since he is a top five prospect in the system, but a 1-22 spring sure made the decision easier. Long-time fringe prospect, Austin... 
Indians, Red Sox in Rumored Trade: Here is What it Might Take to Make a Deal

Indians, Red Sox in Rumored Trade: Here is What it Might Take to Make a Deal

The Cleveland Indians are apparently looking for outfield help and the Boston Red Sox cannot in good faith identify who its number two starter is behind David Price. Coincidentally, the Indians have a plethora of young, front of the... 
In the Wake of the Yankees’ Closer issues, Entire AL East Will Need to Fill Relievers Voids

In the Wake of the Yankees’ Closer issues, Entire AL East Will Need to Fill Relievers Voids

A few weeks ago the main story out of the AL East was “how will the Yankees compensate for the loss of Aroldis Chapman?” Chapman, the cuban fireballer acquired by New York to complete a three-headed monster at the end of... 
Bryce Harper Elicits the Same Feelings as Barry Bonds When You See Him Live

Bryce Harper Elicits the Same Feelings as Barry Bonds When You See Him Live

Truth be told yesterday was an opportunity to sit in the player’s section for the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals, two rows behind Kate Upton, and presumably, Justin Verlander‘s... 
Kenny Williams is the Boss Everyone Can Relate to Hating

Kenny Williams is the Boss Everyone Can Relate to Hating

The Adam LaRoche saga has taken on a life of its own, seemingly developing endless legs as a story and heading to a much darker path than originally anticipated for the White Sox. The premise at face value was simple enough; Executive... 
Indians Sign Marlon Byrd, Benefiting Most From Winter Bargains

Indians Sign Marlon Byrd, Benefiting Most From Winter Bargains

The Cleveland Indians were a disappointment last season. The team was supposed to be a dark horse behind the pitching of: Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar but injuries to Michael Brantley and long stretches of anemic... 
Alternate Options to Chris Young for the Royals Rotation

Alternate Options to Chris Young for the Royals Rotation

Chris Young is the front-runner for the Royals’ final rotation spot, but Kansas City has a stock of pitchers who can challenge, or eventually overtake him, at some point this season. The spring has been something of a streaming... 
Rockies Should Make a Claim on Mets’ Ruben Tejada

Rockies Should Make a Claim on Mets’ Ruben Tejada

The Mets placed 26-year-old, Ruben Tejada, on waivers earlier this week, seemingly willing to part ways with the middle infielder best known for breaking his leg on a Chase Utley controversial “slide”. For the Mets, it’s... 
Yankees Send Most Top Prospects Down, Clarify Spring Training Questions

Yankees Send Most Top Prospects Down, Clarify Spring Training Questions

In a big but not necessarily unexpected decision, the New York Yankees have sent most of its top prospects down to minor league camp after the first cuts.  New York decided to remove top prospects: Aaron Judge, James Kaprielian and... 
New York Yankees, St Louis Cardinals Face Similar Adversity, So Why the Double Standard?

New York Yankees, St Louis Cardinals Face Similar Adversity, So Why the Double Standard?

Let’s get the giant elephant in the room out of the way up front. Fans hate the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees. The media spends a lot of attention on both and they’re both largely rich in franchise history success. So... 
Could This be the Year the St. Louis Cardinals Struggle, Closer Look at the Team’s Potential Struggles

Could This be the Year the St. Louis Cardinals Struggle, Closer Look at the Team’s Potential Struggles

They’ve been here before. Doubted, facing adversity, in tough competition. But the St. Louis Cardinals always seem to find a solution whether it’s Michael Wacha stepping up, Trevor Rosenthal emerging or any other prospect... 
Dodgers and Mets Seeking Starting Reinforcements Throughout the Season

Dodgers and Mets Seeking Starting Reinforcements Throughout the Season

Last season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets were two teams with some of the most feared pitching in baseball. Both teams made the playoffs and ended up facing each other in the NLDS, the Mets eventually winning the deciding... 
Nothing Short of an Apology Would be Appropriate From a Hypocritical Goose Gossage

Nothing Short of an Apology Would be Appropriate From a Hypocritical Goose Gossage

  “Bautista is a f–king disgrace to the game. He’s embarrassing to all the Latin players, whoever played before him. Throwing his bat and acting like a fool, like all those guys in Toronto. [Yoenis] Cespedes,... 
Jung Ho Kang Headlines Players Who Can Make a Difference Upon Return From Injury (NL Edition Part 1)

Jung Ho Kang Headlines Players Who Can Make a Difference Upon Return From Injury (NL Edition Part 1)

Major League Baseball teams generally concern themselves with potential injuries around spring time, fearing the potential late time crunch of having to replace a key player in an awkward time between free agent and trade season. Many... 
Michael Brantley Headlines Players Who Can Return From Injury and Make an Impact (AL Edition)

Michael Brantley Headlines Players Who Can Return From Injury and Make an Impact (AL Edition)

Major League Baseball teams generally concern themselves with potential injuries around spring time, fearing the potential late time crunch of having to replace a key player in an awkward time between free agent and trade season. Many... 
Yu Darvish Headlines Pitchers Returning From Injury Who Can Make an Impact (AL Edition)

Yu Darvish Headlines Pitchers Returning From Injury Who Can Make an Impact (AL Edition)

While we highlighted teams who have holes to fill from injuries recently suffered in Spring Training, there are many teams across baseball who will look forward to players returning from injuries already suffered previously. Among... 
Cardinals, Phillies and Marlins Have Spring Training Injury Holes to Fill

Cardinals, Phillies and Marlins Have Spring Training Injury Holes to Fill

The Spring Training Injury Bug has arrived and it’s suspiciously attacked mainly National League teams. While there are many players in the majors right now who are recovering from previous injuries or who will miss all of 2016,... 
Yankees and Braves : Some of the Best Trades Are the Ones You Don’t Make

Yankees and Braves : Some of the Best Trades Are the Ones You Don’t Make

Recently, Jon Heyman broke news of a monster blockbuster trade that was never to be between the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. The deal allegedly involved a 10 player combination, including: Jason Heyward, Andrelton Simmons,... 
Adam Warren – Yankees Caught in Another No-Win Situation With the Media

Adam Warren – Yankees Caught in Another No-Win Situation With the Media

If you Google “Adam Warren Will be Missed” you will receive roughly 8.4 million results. While some of those articles are simply reporting the trade that sent him to the Chicago Cubs for Starlin Castro, many of them, including...