Fans should not throw away their shot, so to speak (and see Hamilton in Philadelphia when you can); a farewell to football played on baseball diamonds; separating the true fans from the rooters and knockers
A huge part of the prospect world, and baseball at large, involves the recruiting of extremely young players. There are problems with that practice.
Veteran relievers Neftali Feliz, Santiago Casilla, Trevor Cahill, and Dustin McGowan find 2017 homes.
Trevor Plouffe finds a new home in Oakland and his former team adds veteran depth.
Drew Storen, Ben Revere, Peter O’Brien find new homes while Rajai Davis and Alex Avila return to old stomping grounds.
Kansas City adds a new speedy fourth outfielder to possibly replace the one they already had.
The free agent compensation system adds even more uncertainty to the trade deadline.
Stephen Strasburg coasts to a record win, Ryon Healy gets his first big-league knock, and Santiago Casilla balks his way out of extra innings.
Thinking probabilistically about upgrades.
Standout pitching performances from the week, including Grays Sonny and Jon.
Or maybe he just ran into the Braves at the right time. Plus: Yay Rich Hill, Yay Andrew McCutchen, yay Billy Hamilton.
Why do these two teams like each other’s pitchers so much?
The Nationals star is hitting everything harder, the A’s are fumbling around, the Pirates/Cardinals rivalry continues, and the best defensive play of the weekend is a goshdarned magic trick.
Three grand slams in one game, Molitor’s stathead-friendly move backfires, and a position player is the ace of the day.