How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?
Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated was none to thrilled with the Mets’ offseason giving them a big fat “D” for failing to seize an opportunity to make a bold move in the NL East at a time when the Braves and Phillies are going into ...
Top 20 Starters for 2015 Fantasy Baseball
The royal we already went over all the hitters for 2015 fantasy baseball rankings. That’s not the “royal we” as that term usually implies. It was me writing it alone while wearing a Burger King crown. I refuse to draft a top starter where...
Mets Morning News: Offseason grades are in; will the Mets pass or be forced to withdraw?
Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
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How could instant replay be expanded in baseball?
Commissioner Rob Manfred indicated that major league baseball could expand instant replay again. What would expanded replay actually cover?
Baseball’s new commissioner, Rob Manfred, set off a fire storm of criticism and concern when he...
Pirates Trade Outfielder Travis Snider to the Orioles
It could be a very slight ding to the Pirates' overall roster in 2015. They're no worse with respect to their starters, but they lose a little depth.
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Player Profile #97: Matt Harvey | SP | NYM
When planning this player profile, I was unsure whether I wanted to spend my time dissecting Matt Harvey’s most recent season (2013) or addressing his health and usage outlook for 2015. Yes, I’ll touch on both, but which is more helpful?
Ranking the AL East: Position Players
As we get closer to Opening Day and rosters are close to set, how do the Red Sox rank on a position-by-position basis with the rest of the division?
Over the next couple of days, I’ll be looking at how the Red Sox stack up on a positional...
Wednesday Bird Droppings
A bevy of links covering a wide range of topics in today's edition of Bird Droppings
School of Roch: Orioles acquire Travis Snider from Pirates Duq' finally got the lefty OF ba...
On putting all your Mets eggs in Matt Harvey’s basket
Stay with me on this one before you pre-decide this is […]
Can Evan Longoria rebound in 2015?
Evan Longoria was drafted third overall in the 2006 MLB Draft, and spent only three years in the minor leagues before being called up to the majors. He took the league by storm, being s...
Marlins not committing long-term contracts to non-stars
The Miami Marlins are trying to avoid the mistakes of 2012 by dodging long-term contracts to big names who are not star-caliber players.
This season is a critical one for the Miami Marlins, who have made a goal of be...
Chicago White Sox organization discussion
I am now working on the Philadelphia Phillies Top 20 prospects list. The next team in line is the Chicago White Sox, to be fol...
Manny Machado's recovery should be complete in time for Opening Day
A look into what the Orioles' superstar third baseman Manny Machado has been up to during his recovery from his second knee surgery in as many seasons.
Torn medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL)
Methods section — Cluster analysis of ballparks: An exercise in failure and futility
Can you use park factors and cluster analysis to group ballparks into finer categories than just hitter's and pitcher's parks? Turns out you can't, but I gave it a good long try.
When people talk about how different ballparks play, there a...
Top Tigers countdown #61: Lu Blue
An excellent defensive first baseman with a knack for drawing walks, Lu Blue was ahead of his time.
If you told modern day baseball fans about a first baseman who draws a lot of walks, plays excellent defense, and gets on base in over 40 p...