Red Sox win the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes

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The 19-year-old Cuban super prospect who sparked a bidding war between some of MLB’s richest teams just agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox, including a $31.5MM signing bonus, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Yoan Moncada has been described as a five-tool talent that could wind up being the next Robinson Cano. It is […]

Free agent Chris Young could be worth the risk

Chris Young pitcher since 2008

If you are one of the teams that does not wind up with Cole Hamels and still need starting pitching, maybe look over at the 6’10, 35-year-old Chris Young. The career 3.77 pitcher is coming off a 12-9 season with Seattle that saw a 3.65 ERA in 165 innings. Despite the solid year, there are […]

Something Simple: MLB ERA Trend 1984-2014

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It is no secret that the past few seasons have seen a significant league wide decrease in offensive production. There are some obvious reasons for the decline which have been discussed extensively, but regardless of why, it is clear that baseball’s pitchers have regained an edge on batters that we haven’t seen in over 20 years. […]

Need bullpen depth? Still some quality out there

The Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez takes his time

With about a week until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, most teams would like to think that they are all set going forward. For teams that are feeling a little light in their bullpen depth, the free agent reliever pool has pretty much dried up at this point. Although there are four veteran relievers still […]

Presidents Day: A First Pitch Tribute

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Happy Presidents Day everyone!!! The President of the United States and Major League Baseball have had a long standing relationship that goes back more than a century. On Opening Day in 1910, President William H. Taft threw out the first pitch of a Washington Senators and Philadelphia Athletics game. Since then, sixteen Presidents have thrown out the ceremonial […]

The Phillies’ Outfield: Not an ideal situation

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It is no secret that the Phillies have decided to go the youth route for the 2015 season in hopes for a brighter future. However when looking at the outfield options the franchise currently has going into spring training, it is tough to have much confidence in whatever three, four, or five player combination they wind up using. […]

The new look Padres

James Shields

Today the baseball world is buzzing as James Shields finally settled a deal with a new club. The Padres and Shields agreed to a 4-year deal for $75MM with a club option for the 5th season. This acquisition is the newest in a slew of off season deals giving the Padres roster a brand new look going […]

Red Sox re-sign Daniel Nava, but will he play?

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Last week, the Red Sox re-signed 31-year-old outfielder Daniel Nava to a 1 year, $1.85MM contract, to avoid salary arbitration. The deal comes with no shock as Nava has proven himself to be a solid major league asset, producing above league average in BA, OBP, and OPS through 395 career games. It is still uncertain as to how […]

Brewers looking for closer: K-Rod still in the running

The Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez takes his time

Over the past few weeks the Brewers have been trying to address their needs in the bullpen. Rumors had surfaced that there would be a trade for the Phillie closer Jonathan Papelbon, but talks have since come to a halt. Moving on to a new target, it appears that the Brewers are in some serious talks […]

Marlins sign 41-year-old Ichiro Suzuki, 156 hits shy of 3000

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Ichiro Suzuki and the Marlins have reached an agreement on a 1-year deal for the 2015 season. Before breaking into the MLB at age 27 and becoming just the second player in history to win the Rookie of the Year and the MVP in the same year (Fred Lynn), Ichiro produced 1278 hits in 9 seasons […]