at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 21, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Angels fans are right to worry about Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols is off to a pretty poor start (.148/.179/.148 in seven games as of this writing) and people are obviously worried about him. To be fair, he hasn’t been awful since signing with the Angels in 2012. But he’s definitely not been anywhere near as good as he was with the Cardinals. He hit 40 […]

Yankees payroll Brian Cashman NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 11: General Manager Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees looks on during a news conference introducing Masahiro Tanaka (not pictured) to the media on February 11, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Here are the payrolls for all 30 teams on Opening Day

Baseball is dead or dying. That’s been the refrain from people not paying attention for the last couple (dozen) years. Baseball might not be the top sport in the United States anymore, but it’s far from dead. And if payrolls are any indication, the sport is healthier than it’s ever been. We’re going to take a […]

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 30: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on October 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Dark horse Cy Young candidates for 2016

Baseball starts next week, people – this is not a drill! The season officially starts this Sunday with three games and then Monday, every other team has their opener. But just because the season hasn’t even started yet doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the end-of-season awards. Today, we’re talking about the Cy Young award. I’m […]

2016 season preview: New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are baseball’s big spenders no more. Or at least they haven’t been in recent years. A lot of people think they’re saving their money for what should be a ridiculously loaded 2018 free agent class. Even if that’s the case, it does nothing to help them in 2016. For this season, […]

BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 15: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Adam Jones after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

2016 season preview: Baltimore Orioles

I don’t think anyone would suggest the Baltimore Orioles “won” the offseason, but they certainly spent money like that was their goal. The only problem is the majority of that money went to keeping last year’s 81-81 team intact. They brought back reliever Darren O’Day, catcher Matt Wieters, and first baseman Chris Davis. But they […]

ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 4: The Texas Rangers celebrate winning the AL West title after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park on October 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Texas won 9-2. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

2016 season preview: Texas Rangers

Last year, the Texas Rangers kind of surprised everyone by winning the AL West. It wasn’t a commanding victory, however. Their 88-74 record was the worst mark among the six division winners in baseball. But a win is a win and 2015 was a very successful season for Texas, regardless of what happened in the playoffs. One […]

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim receives congratulations from Mike Trout #27 after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 22, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

2016 season preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Hi, Angels fans. Listen, I didn’t want to have to do this, but I wrote about your team. I know it’s not something you want to think about too deeply. But it’s (one of) my job(s), and it does hurt me to say this team looks pretty ugly. They finished just outside of the AL […]

ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 28: Oakland Athletics run to the field after securing a playoff spot beating the Texas Rangers 4-0 at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

2016 season preview: Oakland Athletics

Billy Beane has been a fan favorite inside and outside of Oakland for many years now. He’s gotten a reputation as a savvy baseball mind—thanks in no small part to the phenomenon of “Moneyball.” But recent trades have left the farm system shaky and without much to show for it in the way of playoff […]

ST LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 10: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs hits a double in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 10, 2015 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Orioles (finally) sign Dexter Fowler

The Orioles are an…interesting lot. They spent hundreds of millions to re-sign Chris Davis, Darren O’Day, and Matt Wieters. But they’ve been relatively quite elsewhere on the free agent market. That was until earlier this week as news broke they had (finally) signed Yovani Gallardo – maybe. More on that later. The two sides had been […]

BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 02: Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 02, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Orioles (finally) sign Yovani Gallardo

It was rumored to be in the works for weeks now, but the Orioles have finally made their signing of Yovani Gallardo official–well at least Twitter has made it official. The two sides have

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 04: David Price addresses the media during his introductory press conference at Fenway Park on December 4, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The most and least improved teams this offseason

Pitchers and catchers start reporting for Spring Training next week. We’re only a couple more weeks away live exhibition games. Baseball is almost back! So we felt it was a good time to take a look back at this offseason to see how teams have improved themselves–or in some cases didn’t. Here are the most – and […]

BOSTON, MA – MAY 31: Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays catches a fly ball in center field in the 7th inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game at Fenway Park on May 31, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Maybe the Rays shouldn’t trade Desmond Jennings

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays made some noise when they acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Rockies in exchange for reliever Jake McGee. Granted most of that noise were people asking out loud what in the world Colorado was thinking, but the Rays did a nice job adding a solid average regular to their […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 4: Corey Dickerson #6 of the Colorado Rockies follows through on a three-run home run to break open the game against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning at AT&T Park on October 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California, during the final day of the regular season. The Rockies won 7-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Rockies and Rays swap Corey Dickerson and Jake McGee

Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Colorado Rockies have agreed to send outfielder Corey Dickerson and a minor league player to the Tampa Bay Rays for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a pitching prospect. If you’re a Rockies fan, I imagine your immediate response is, “Why?” And if you’re a Rays fan I imagine your immediate response […]

Yoenis Cespedes against the at Citi Field on September 14, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Finding the best fit for Yoenis Cespedes

Last night, the Detroit Tigers gave six years and over $130 million to Justin Upton. In doing so, they not only brought their payroll up to a laughable (but still not Dodger-esque) number, they also scooped up one of two remaining top quality outfielders. Contrary to what one might think, being the last guy on […]

at Coors Field on September 18, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

Royals give Ian Kennedy five years, $70 million

The reigning World Series Champion Kansas City Royals have had a rather successful offseason. They lost Ben Zobrist to free agency, but were able to retain the services of left fielder Alex Gordon. And that might prove to be the better move for the Royals. More on that in a bit. To shore up a rotation […]