Jackson and the long-term center field problem

Center field was a position of disappointment for the Seattle Mariners in 2014. When the club acquired Austin Jackson at the trade deadline, a solution for the problem was believed to have been found. Not only for the remainder of the season but for 2015 as well. Of course things didn’t go so smoothly for the former Detroit Tiger who posted just a 53 wRC+ in 236 plate appearances. But the consensus is that Jackson is a good bet to rebound in 2015. He certainly is a better player than his performance…

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Free Agent Profile: Chase Headley

Several years ago Chase Headley was an emerging superstar with the San Diego Padres. He showed power in the minors before blossoming into a star in the very pitcher-friendly Petco Park. After the 2012 season trade rumors escalated as Headley was coming off a 7.2 fWAR season and had just two years of club control remaining. The small-market Padres seemed likely to deal the third baseman. That didn’t happen, however, and after a stint on the disabled list in 2013 and a drop in value of approximately 50 percent to 3.6 fWAR,…

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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 to win. It was a fairly busy offseason for the five clubs, but both the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants elected to use plenty of their resources on retaining some of their key pieces. The Arizona Diamondbacks made a series of interesting trades while the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies made a couple interesting acquisitions of their own. Let’s…

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