With the conclusion of the Winter Meetings Dec. 15, here’s a rundown of all the notable free agent signings in the MLB offseason so far. I’m going to try to update this list once a week as the offseason goes on, and will be adding in notable trades at as well. At the moment, most ofContinue reading “2017-18 MLB Offseason Rundown: A look at all of baseball’s free agent signings and trades since the World Series”
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FRESH OUT THE DELI PODCAST: Episode 4, Being A Beat Writer
Troy Provost-Heron (@Troy_Provost) talks about his job as a beat writer for MLB, the difference between covering the New York Mets and the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Mets’ struggles this season.
2016 MLB PREVIEW: NL West
by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Los Angeles Dodgers 91-71 Heading into this season, I can say a lot of the same things I said this time last year about the Dodgers, but they carry different sentiments now. I think the upside for the team is similar, but it’s a lot less certain to happen.
2016 MLB Preview: NL East
by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) New York Mets 89-73 Projected Record A dominant Mets rotation–made up of five young starters with the ability to strike out 200 guys a year and consistently post ERAs under 3.00 across the board–was something that had been forecast for the last three or four seasons, but with devastating injuries to Matt HarveyContinue reading “2016 MLB Preview: NL East”
2015-2016 MLB Free Agency Review
by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Cubs re-sign OF Dexter Fowler 1 year $8 million The Cubs brought in Jason Heyward to replace Dexter Fowler earlier in the offseason, and the only question was wether or not the elite defender would be able to make the transition to center field. Well, with Fowler still on the marketContinue reading “2015-2016 MLB Free Agency Review”
2015-2016 Offseason MLB Trade Reviews
by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Athletics acquire OF Chris Coghlan Cubs acquire RHP Aaron Brooks With the Dexter Fowler signing imminent, the Cubs traded away Chris Coghlan, who was slotted to be a fifth outfielder at best. Aaron Brooks isn’t much of a return, but pitching depth is more valuable to them at the moment thanContinue reading “2015-2016 Offseason MLB Trade Reviews”
Yankees Lose, But Season Not A Loss
by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) The Yankees’ 2015 season crashed and burned in three hours last night, as they were shut down by the Houston Astros in the wild card play-in game. It was a bad matchup on paper, with Cy Young front runner Dallas Keuchel dominating the lefty-heavy Yankees lineup two previous time already inContinue reading “Yankees Lose, But Season Not A Loss”