The trade with the A’s turned out pretty well for the Braves, but Marc explains why Atlanta isn’t the best fit for Tim Hudson.
Marc examines his first relief pitcher, a name heard not infrequently in trade rumors.
The man Billy Beane paid to anchor his franchise still has a chance of justifying the four years and $47.5 million left on his contract.
The oft-dealt Harang is now the presumptive ace in Cincinnati.
Was the real Alexis Rios the one who lit up the Rogers Centre last year before being halted by a staph infection, or the one who put up mediocre lines in 2004 and 2005? Marc Normandin delves into the numbers to find out.
The lumbering slugger comes into 2007 with a new hitting coach and a shiny PECOTA projection. Is he primed to deliver, or will he start the new season the way he finished the last?
If Ensberg can have a healthy 2007, he’ll match the glut of talented third basemen in the National League at a bargain price.
A slugging scion or an injury-prone first baseman on the wrong side of 30? Marc investigates.
Marc takes a closer look at the new Red Sox starting shortstop. Is he a good fit for Fenway?
Mharc has a lhook at the Indians’ Jhonny Peralta, who had a tough yhear in 2006. Which vhersion whill show up in 2007? The 2005 vhintage? Or the 2006 one?
When injury hits, statistics can tell us how it might affect performance. After surgery on a broken finger, could the Red Sox still get the Johnny Damon replacement they thought they’d acquired last year?
On a tight budget, the Cardinals looked to upgrade their second base position this offseason. They found a bargain in the longtime Angel.
J.P. Ricciardi made his Lone Star State center fielder change his travel plans, keeping him in Toronto until at least 2011. Was it the right move?
Our 2003 cover-boy once had a bright future, but surgeries on both knees limited his development. Now that Joshua Lee Phelps is in pinstripes, Marc sorts out what happened to him, and what lies ahead.
Oh Lucky Pierre, bringing the joy of replacement level to your friendly neighborhood ballpark, and all for just $8.8 million per.