We’re through the looking glass of takes.
John Means’ remarkable rookie year; free agent bargains by DRA/DRC; clarity around sign-stealing
The BBWAA likely enjoys all the attention that the debate over "most valuable" gets, but its divisiveness has been a problem for too long.
Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán were both members of the 2017 Astros. Now they’re MLB managers. It’s not hard to make the connection.
Qualifying offers, awards season, and more Astros drama.
Hey owners, you care about surplus value? Points big red neon sign this way
Both decisions highlight problems with the rule.
For our final round of awards, we talk about the obvious.
Vlad Jr.’s sub-par debut; the audio footprint of sign-stealing; load management
The Astros’ cheating scandal; the Red Sox return for Betts; Mike Trout and Dan Straily
For the second straight year, we’re taking a look at the pitchers who most underperformed their DRAs.
Two home run smashers take the award with ease.
Wainwright remains in St. Louis; the Astros’ alleged sign stealing; free agents impacting defensively
The rebuild might finally be coming together, but the White Sox will need a productive winter if they want to contend in 2020.
The Astros’ bullpen question marks; the visible hand of the market; using WAR to figure out awards
For the second straight year, we’re taking a look at the pitchers who most outperformed their DRAs.
Winter doldrums lead to questions about the future CBA contract while teams reshuffle their coaching staffs and front offices.
Giving a reliever the offer is strange, but not so much when you consider Smith’s 2019.
The Cubs’ shrinking window; rising ticket prices vs. attendance; Strasburg and Scherzer
Trying to pinpoint precise language is actually an obfuscation of the real conflict.
The Yankees’ (lack of) spending; midlevel free agents that could make a difference; what Strasburg’s opt-out means
Arrieta’s and J.D.’s decisions make perfect sense, but Strasburg’s is more interesting.
JDM’s opt-in with the Red Sox; Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame case; the automated strike zone