Winners: The New York Mets. The first thing they’ve won in a long time.Read more "The Winners and Losers of the 2016-2017 Offseason"
Running down the Dodgers and Rays’ swap of De Leon and Forsythe.Read more "Evaluating the Trade: Rays get Jose De Leon from Dodgers for Forsythe"
Clayton Kershaw could be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018 and I doubt there would be much contention. He won’t be, because he’s only 28 years old (turns 29 in March 2017), and is still pitching in the majors at an extraordinarily high level, so he won’t be eligible for induction. But if Kershaw decides tomorrow to retire and devote the rest of his life to working with his charity, he would still probably make it into the Hall of Fame. For Kershaw, though, the Hall of Fame is just a starting point. I think Kershaw can retire as the greatest (live-ball) pitcher of all-time.Read more "Clayton Kershaw: The Greatest* Pitcher of All-Time"
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)"
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"
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"