During the season, the Astros got some high-quality production out of their regulars, and though young phenom SS Carlos Correa missed around two months with a torn ligament, Swiss Army knife Marwin Gonzalez was able to fill in admirably for Correa. Shockingly, Marwin’s .303 BA was only the fourth-best on the team out of any regulars, which is not actually all that shocking when you consider that the team’s batting line as a whole improved from .247/.319/.417 in 2016 to .282/.346/.478 in 2017, a 21% increase in productivity.Read more "2017 Recap: AL West"
This is a comprehensive list of all players who have compiled a better career triple-slash than that of Edgar Martinez:
Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, Dan Brouthers, Shoeless Joe Jackson.
Those guys, save for Joe Jackson (who is banned from baseball), are all HOFers.Read more "The Case for the Hall: Edgar Martinez"
In my opinion the trade is a pretty solid deal for both sides; the D-Backs get a solid arm for the starting rotation and a young shortstop who still has a lot of upside due to his speed, and the Mariners get an all-star SS in addition to a right-handed outfielder (a huge need for them considering their projected starting outfield was all lefty) and a lottery ticket reliever.Read more "Evaluating the D-Backs and Mariners Swap"