I'm a fan of the Detroit Tigers. Needless to say, it's been a long few years. I was there during the Cinderella season in 2006, when the Tigers won the AL Pennant just three years after completing one of the worst seasons in MLB history. I was there in 2010, when a strong Tigers team... Continue Reading →
The Winner of the Manny Machado Sweepstakes will be the Biggest Loser of the Deadline
If you have half an ear tuned to baseball's rumor mill, you've seen the name "Manny Machado" pop up in connections with a host of other teams. Ken Rosenthal, of the Athletic, and Jon Heyman, of Fancred Sports, have reported interest from the Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, and a handful of other teams... Continue Reading →
No, I Will Not Trust The Process
The Process has arrived in Major League Baseball. In the offseason, teams look to build a competitive roster. Some try to build a team that can win the World Series. Others have their eyes further down the road, trying to parlay their assets into prospects that can deliver a championship in five to ten years... Continue Reading →
Something Brewing in Milwaukee? Not Just Yet
Last week the Brewers--the Brewers, of all teams!--finally set fire to baseball's cryogenically-frozen Hot Stove by trading for Christian Yelich, then signing free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a five-year, $80-million contract. The moves demonstrate a front office that is determined to build on last season's 86-76 record and make the postseason in 2018. But... Continue Reading →
SRO Podcast Ep. 8
Wow, the eighth episode already? Yup. Eighth episode already. Listen away! And remember you can always download our beautiful baseball musings on iTunes! On this week's show, it's all about Winter Meetings. Who made the right moves? Who still has work to do? Plus: why Andrelton Simmons is better than Omar Vizquel (unless you're Brett).
What’s In A Trade?
At trade deadlines, baseball media analysts and journalists always talk about how transactions will help the teams. Acquiring Yu Darvish will put the Dodgers over the top; getting Robertson and Kahnle gives the Yankees an edge in any playoff series; JD Martinez will make the Diamondbacks one of the most feared offenses in baseball. All... Continue Reading →