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 prospects who are...

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, outfield defense, and fringe...

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 state-of-the-art analysis on...

Qualifying Offers: Who Should Accept?

It’s year three of MLB’s qualifying offer experiment, and we’ve got our list of players that were extended $15.3 million contracts¬†by their clubs. These are they: Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays Nelson Cruz,...