The Indians regular season was best remembered by their insane second half, but their 47-40 first half record was pretty good, too. The second half, however, was even better: 53-28 including a .776 winning percentage from August 1st forward.Read more "2017 Recap: AL Central"
On Tuesday (December 6th), Chris Sale, strikeout machine, perennial Cy Young contender, and five-time all-star, was dealt for top prospects 2B Yoan Moncada and SP Michael Kopech, and two low-level (SP Victor Diaz and CF Luis Alexander Basabe) prospects. Both teams benefited from the trade in one way or another; the Red Sox acquired one of the best pitchers in baseball […]Read more "The Nationals were the real losers of the Chris Sale trade"
Since his Edward Scissorhands moment in late July of last season, Chris Sale has been talked about as a potential trade chip for the White Sox. Sale has been one of the best pitchers in the AL over the past three seasons (dating back to 2014), amassing 16.6 total fWAR (fifth-best) and a 10.56 K/9 (fourth-best among qualified starters). If you expand the timeframe to 2012, Sale’s numbers are no less impressive; he sits in the top 10 in K, K/9 and ERA, and checks in at 12th overall, with 1014.2 IP (202 per season).Read more "Nov 16 Musings-Chris Sale, J.D. Martinez, Blue Jays Outfield, Retirements"