ShareTweetComing into 2018, even the most diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fans were only tangentially aware of Max Muncy‘s existence, if at all. After coming over as a free agent early in the 2017 season, Muncy put up solid numbers from Triple-A Oklahoma City
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by: Robbie Stratakos — Baseball Essential 9 Sep
Shohei Ohtani is a special player, but his elbow woes will ultimately result in him being the last two-way player in Major League Baseball.
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... l. But that won’t stop the prodigy from swinging a bat. After the injury to @Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani, @MLB teams might not experiment with a two-way play ...
by: Jason Kelly — Baseball Essential 7 Sep
The six last-place teams in MLB all have reasons to remain optimistic going forward, and those reasons will be on display in September.
by: Robbie Stratakos — Baseball Essential 7 Sep
In what is another lost season for the New York Mets, their starting pitching is beginning to come into its own as a formidable bunch.
by: Tom Dorsa — Baseball Essential 6 Sep
Pitchers winning the MVP has long been a controversial notion. What about an 8-8 guy who might not even win the Cy Young? Let’s discuss Jacob deGrom’s MVP season.
by: Joe Jacquez — Baseball Essential 4 Sep
After being traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates at the non-waiver deadline, Taylor Hearn, a native of Royse City, Texas, returns home with the Rangers.
... play for.” Hearn, who spent a little over two full seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization after being traded for the first time in his career by the Wash ...
by: Robbie Stratakos — Baseball Essential 3 Sep
The San Francisco Giants have some proven commodities, but their future is in question, and there's no clear path for them to take.
by: Joe Orsatti — Baseball Essential 3 Sep
ShareTweetAt the final trade deadline for teams to add to their postseason rosters, the New York Yankees made a rather large move as they acquired Andrew McCutchen from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for infielder Abiatal Avelino and right-handed...
by: Joe Orsatti — Baseball Essential 31 Aug
ShareTweetMuch like July, August 31 brings a new deadline. This time, however, the deadline signifies the final opportunity for teams to bring in players outside of the organization who will be eligible for postseason rosters. While the 31st typically...
by: Joe Orsatti — Baseball Essential 30 Aug
ShareTweetJust hours after swinging a deal to acquire catcher Rene Rivera from the Angels, the Atlanta Braves acquired first baseman Lucas Duda from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash. Furthermore, the Royals will assume half of Duda’s remaining.
by: Robbie Stratakos — Baseball Essential 30 Aug
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has made his fair share of successful transactions, but he's not a mastermind.
by: Joe Orsatti — Baseball Essential 29 Aug
ShareTweetThe Atlanta Braves catching duo of Kurt Suzuki and Tyler Flowers has been very effective over the past two seasons. In terms of bWAR, Suzuki has been worth 4.0 and Flowers has been worth 3.0. The Braves managed to lock up the latter of the pair.
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