MLB pitchers give up more home runs when jet lagged, according to science

For years, the general assumption has been that teams flying from one coast to another or skipping over two time zones may be more vulnerable to jet lag. Now, unless it is reviewed soon by the government, we have scientific data to suggest that is actually the case. The National Academy of Sciences concluded Major League […]

Dodgers once again pushing their payroll to the limits with Jansen, Turner deals

The Los Angeles Dodgers have spent at least $200 million on their payroll in every season since 2013. They’ll once again eclipse the mark in 2017. The team already has $187 million committed to just 11 players on their roster (along with seven players not currently on their roster, major league or otherwise), and that’s […]

Winners and losers of the 2016 Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings have pretty much concluded, with many executives, agents, and members of the media leaving Washington DC on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Which teams and players came out ahead, and which look worse than they did at the end of the week? Good question. We’ve got you covered. WINNER: Chicago White Sox […]

Winners and losers of the 2016 Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings have pretty much concluded, with many executives, agents, and members of the media leaving Washington DC on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Which teams and players came out ahead, and which look worse than they did at the end of the week? Good question. We’ve got you covered. WINNER: Chicago White Sox […]

Ian Desmond of the Rockies

Ian Desmond’s contract with the Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

The newest member of the Colorado Rockies is shortstop/outfielder Ian Desmond, who inked a five-year, $70 million deal with the team on Wednesday morning. This is fine. The money isn’t outrageous. Five years isn’t too long. Giving up the 11th overall pick in the MLB Draft to sign Desmond is a bit short-sighted, but whatever. […]

Potential Chicago fire sale sends Chris Sale to Boston

If there was one thing apparent in the Red Sox quick exit from the Postseason this year it was that while they had the offense to contend with any team in baseball, they were missing the rotational depth to compete with the more well rounded contenders like Cleveland and Toronto. They just completed the biggest […]

Rich Hill

Dodgers rolling the dice on Rich Hill for the next three seasons

When Rich Hill was healthy in 2016, he was fantastic. He pitched to a 2.12 ERA, struck out 129, and walked just 33. The problem, as always, with Hill was his health – he made just 20 starts and pitched 110 2/3 innings. He’s topped those marks just once in his career, way back in […]

Mark Melancon

Giants fill major hole by signing closer Mark Melancon

Last winter, the Giants went into free agency knowing they needed to upgrade their starting rotation if they hoped to get back to the playoffs. They spent big on Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto, won the Wild Card game, and gave the Cubs all they could handle in the NL Division Series until their bullpen […]

Miami Marlins want a closer, but have bigger needs

The Miami Marlins are in the market for a closer this week at MLB’s Winter Meetings. This is a bit surprising, considering AJ Ramos has saved 72 games for the club over the last two years while striking out 160 hitters in 134 1/3 innings. It’s even more surprising when you hear that the Marlins are […]

Here’s what you need to know about the new MLB CBA

To the surprise of only those who believe everything they read on the internet (which is a fairly large chunk of the population), Major League Baseball and the MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday night before the midnight deadline. Much of the mainstream focus has been on two relatively simple, but […]

Reds battery Johnny Cueto and Devin Mesoraco

10 MLB players who could be on the move this winter

Trades may not be as exciting during the winter as at the July 31 deadline, but the offseason is always bursting with trade rumors. This year is no exception, especially considering how weak this class of free agents appears to be. Teams that have holes to fill may not want to throw money at poor solutions, and instead […]

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