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Duquette: Trumbo is “worth a significant investment”

When Seattle dealt Mark Trumbo and C.J. Riefenhauser to Baltimore for Steve Clevenger, there was no predicting Trumbo’s sizable impact on the Orioles. Trumbo’s set the league afire in 2016, leading the show with 45 home runs. The Mariners salary dump turned into a best case scenario for Baltimore, as the organization sits in the […]

Jeremy Hellickson of the Phillies

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies gutted their roster of most veterans over the last year-plus, with Ryan Howard standing as the final member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia squad. And while the Phillies will finish under .500 again, they’re not going to lose 100 games, and could end up surpassing their win total of 73 from both […]

Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers definitely played baseball this season. That’s one thing you can say about them without hesitation. Was it good baseball? Not always. But for the Brewers, this year wasn’t about contending for the division (impossible, when you share it with the Cubs) or even the Wild Card. It wasn’t even about finishing .500, […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Ryan Schimpf #11 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by Luis Sardinas #2 and Wil Myers #4 after hitting a three run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at AT&T Park on September 13, 2016 in San Francisco, California. The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-4. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 San Diego Padres

Ever since being crowned as the Offseason World Champions by nearly everyone two years ago, things have gone downhill fast for the San Diego Padres. Remember that offseason? The Padres made a bunch of splashy moves, adding big name after big name: Matt Kemp, Craig Kimbrel, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Wil Myers, James Shields and […]

Giants catcher Hector Sanchez

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks

This wasn’t the way things were supposed to go for the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the “disrespect” word being tossed around the desert, along with local sports radio declaring them to be a potential third-best National League club behind only New York and St. Louis (which, I mean, really?), the disparity between expectations and reality is […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 28: Khris Davis #2 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on August 28, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics weren’t expected to contend for an AL West title or wild card spot in 2016, based mostly on the competition they faced within their division. The Texas Rangers, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners all looked like potential contenders, while the A’s were building for the future and likely to spin off veteran […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 26:  Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds sits in the dugout during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 26, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Cincinnati Reds

With preseason expectations to be the worst team in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds have to be at least somewhat happy with at least not being that. Unless, of course, they really wanted that No. 1 draft pick. There isn’t much to get excited about with a 62-84 season (although they’ve already won enough to avoid a […]

Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun of the Angels

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

A loss on Thursday night against Toronto following a sweep from Seattle has ended another disappointing season for the Angels. Despite having the best position player in baseball and about the most surefire Hall of Famer still playing, they managed just a 63-83 record to this point, last in the AL West. The current four […]

Evan Longoria of the Rays

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

It wasn’t supposed to go like this in 2016 for the Tampa Bay Rays. They retooled their offense! Their pitching staff was strong! Their defense once again looked sturdy! But in a year where four of the five AL East teams are still in the hunt for the division title, one team has been off […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 10, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi: Gary Sanchez should be considered for AL Rookie of the Year

Gary Sanchez may only have 32 MLB games under his belt in 2016, but New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi believes the starting catcher should receive rookie of the year consideration. Girardi told the New York Daily News Sanchez “should be considered” for AL Rookie of the Year. He admitted it’s going to be difficult […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 04: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians takes the mound against the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning of their interleague game at Progressive Field on September 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Marlins 6-5.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Indians must reevaluate rotation after Danny Salazar lost for season

The Indians announced earlier today that Danny Salazar will miss the regular season with a strained right flexor tendon after the starting pitcher had an MRI done on Monday. Salazar has been dealing with arm pain for much of the year, first being announced on June 6th when he missed a start, then it struck […]

Braves players Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves were the second team eliminated from the playoff race during the 2016 season. But considering how terrible their first half was, it’s a miracle that the Braves mathematically were still in the race on the morning of Sept. 11. While the Braves have just about wrapped up last place in the NL East […]

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