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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]