Who Will Be Better Long Term: Wil Myers or Yasiel Puig?

2013 MLB Rookies

Baseball’s infatuation with Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Yasiel Puig almost hit John Madden / Brett Favre levels. Puig, a 22-year-old from Cuba, burst onto the scene when he hit .436 with a 1.180 OPS and seven home runs in June. His June was so fruitful that the import, who signed a seven-year, $42 million contract […]

MLB Trade Deadline: 8 Players Over 35 Who Could Be Traded

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The major league trade deadline will go down 12 days from now (July 31). Contending teams usually covet players in their prime and sellers prefer acquiring prospects—but sometimes, aged veterans get traded too. With the All-Star game behind us look for trade rumors to really heat up over the next several days. Earlier we took […]

10 Least Likely 2014 MLB Hall of Fame Candidates

MLB News

The 2014 MLB Hall of Fame class boasts some of the greatest modern day players. Greg Maddux will likely be an automatic addition, with Tom Glavine, Jeff Kent, Mike Mussina and Frank Thomas being very worthy in their own right. But there are also a lot of eligible players who are completely undeserving of being […]

Relievers Who Could Be Closing After the Trade Deadline

Phillies Trade Rumors

With the trade deadline steadily approaching (on July 31st), several players will inevitably find themselves playing for new teams. The focus of the deadline–at least from an analytical perspective–is usually the high powered team(s) that acquire the one or two “difference makers,” with the hopes of propelling themselves into the playoffs. However, the “sellers” experience […]

Shawn Kelley: Most Dominant Yankees Reliever Not Named Rivera

Yankees News

His 4.78 ERA might look bruising. His 4.1 BB/9 is above the league-average. And he’s already surrendered the same amount of home runs in 26.3 innings this season as he did in 44.3 innings last season. Yet, Shawn Kelley is still one of the New York Yankees most dominant relievers. The Yankees quietly acquired Kelley […]

A’s Dan Straily Should Stay in the Major Leagues

The Oakland Athletics have been cultivating quality, homegrown pitchers since the late-1990s. The likes of Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito, Rich Harden, Joe Blanton, Huston Street, Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson, and Andrew Bailey have all come up through the farm system. Heck, even Jason Isringhausen, Dan Haren, and Gio Gonzalez–though not original Athletics–have too […]

Houston Astros: Will AL West Teams Have an Unfair Advantage?

Astros News

Some teams don’t like to admit that they’re re-building. The New York Mets, for instance, dealt R.A. Dickey a month after he won the Cy Young award in exchange for prospects that likely won’t make a difference for several years. Yet the term “re-building” will never leave the lips of the organization’s owners or front […]

5 Top Prospects Headed for Minors, But For How Long

Promoting a Major League-ready prospect seems like a logical move for any organization looking to win. Yet, even the most consistently solid organizations are faced with a few hurdles that prevent the obvious from happening. Below is a list of five top prospects who could easily help their respective teams now, but are still projected […]