2012 deadline deals in retrospect

2012 deadline deals in retrospect
Last June, I wrote a piece reflecting on several non-waiver deadline deals made in July 2011. My rationale for looking back so far was simple. Most of these trades involve...

Mariners need: first base

Mariners need: first base
  When Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto set out to reshape the club's roster, the prevailing thought was that the team needed to address their starting pitching, bullpen, catching depth,...

The value of stolen bases

The value of stolen bases
Offensive production in major league baseball has dropped sharply over the past decade. The most frequently suggested causes behind this decline are an aggressive performance-enhancing drug testing, the implementation of...

Who’s In, Who’s Out: NL West

Who’s In, Who’s Out: NL West
The National League West division got a whole lot stronger when the Los Angeles Dodgers' new ownership decided to push their cards all in and spend as much as necessary...