Mookie Betts leads the pack among right fielders in the 2010s. I gave him the nod over the gentlemen below because Betts has played at an extremely high level since his debut and has simply brought a lot of value to his teams in a short period of time. He has posted at least 6 rWAR in every full season he has played, and he has played between 250 and 400 fewer games than the other guys in this section. Betts is the owner of a .301/.374/.519 career triple-slash and brought the coveted power-speed combo to the Red Sox for the first six years of his career, launching 139 home runs and stealing 126 bags in that time frame. The one-time MVP will now suit up in Chavez Ravine for the Dodgers and look to get this next decade started right. Worth noting, of course, is that he’ll be there for the next 12 years on the heels of a $365 million extension.Read more "Best of the Decade: Right Field"
Baker has managed four different teams for 22 seasons total and has captured only one league pennant. He has only won one playoff series aside from the year he took the Giants to the World Series. If you take all of the postseason series he’s managed, he’s 3-8 all-time, 3-9 if you include his 2013 Wild Card Game loss. He has a 23-32 record, good for a .418 postseason win percentage.Read more "Dusty’s Gotta Go"
This is the first installment in a six-part series in which I will go division by division and recap the biggest storylines of each team’s season. To find the recaps for other divisions, follow the links below. AL East NL Central AL Central NL West AL West All WAR metrics are fWAR unless otherwise stated. […]Read more "2017 Recap: NL East"
The top 10 under-covered stories in 2016, now all in one place!Read more "The Top 10 Under-Covered Stories of 2016 (10-1)"
The second installment of a five-part series detailing the Top 10 Most Under-Covered Stories of 2016.Read more "Top 10 Under-Covered Stories of 2016 (Part 2 of 5)"