Each week our writers go round the table to give their thoughts on the biggest stories or questions in baseball. What team has the biggest needs to fill to be a contender once again in 2016? Isaac Marks- Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles are at a crossroads. They have some young cornerstones in Manny Machado, Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy and All-Star veterans like Adam Jones and Matt Wieters, but that’s not enough to contend. JJ Hardy is a decent shortstop, Jonathan Schoop is a young second baseman with some pop and recent acquisitions Mark Trumbo and Hyun-soo Kim fill in … Continue reading Writer’s Roundtable: Team With Biggest Offseason Needs
By Patrick Brewer, Managing Editor This is the first in a new weekly series that will be highlighting up and coming prospects from around Minor League Baseball. On December 2nd, the Padres made a trade with the Oakland Athletics, sending … Continue reading Weekly Prospect Spotlight: Jabari Blash
By Patrick Brewer, Managing Editor So far this offseason has truly been one to remember. While there are still quite a few big names left in free agency, most of the biggest names have already been signed. On the trade … Continue reading Top Five Trades of the Offseason So Far
By Patrick Brewer, Managing Editor Every year the Pittsburgh Pirates employ the same, or at least a similar, strategy. Given their small market status, and their inherent inability to spend big on free agents, the team scours the market for … Continue reading Doug Fister: The Next Pirates Project?
On Monday afternoon, the New York Yankees completed a deal to acquire now notorious left hander Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds. In return the Reds will be receiving a group of four minor league prospects, none of which are from the Yankees big four of Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Jorge Mateo, or Greg Bird Continue reading Aroldis Chapman Traded to the Yankees – Three Takeaways
As we head towards the New Year Patrick Brewer lists the top-ten remaining free agents Continue reading Top Ten Remaining Free Agents
Here’s all the news and notes from a busy holiday period Continue reading Top of the Order: December 21st-28th- Christmas Movement
Each week our writers go round the table to give their thoughts on the biggest stories or questions in baseball. Offseason Trades That Could Happen Isaac Marks- Carlos Gonzalez Carlos Gonzalez is the most talented and tradable player in the … Continue reading Writer’s Roundtable: Offseason Trades That Could Happen
Who claims this year’s crown for ‘offseason winner?’ Continue reading Top-five offseason winners so far
Call to the Bullpen’s Managing Editor, Patrick Brewer, sits down with the recently retired, and 14-year big league veteran, Jeremy Affeldt to discuss his career, retirement and life after baseball Continue reading Q&A: Jeremy Affeldt
Given the relative quiet following the conclusion of this year’s Winter Meetings, here’s the morning rundown on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball for the week of December 14th-17th Continue reading Top of the Order- December 14th-17th: Further Movement and Minor Transactions
The Diamondbacks and Giants made expensive additions to their rotations over the Winter Meetings. Have they leapfrogged the Dodgers? Continue reading Who’s On Top of the National League West?