NL Central Preview: Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs Manager: Joe Maddon (5th Season) 2018 Season: 95-68 (2nd in Central)    2019 Payroll: $210,800,714 (2nd in MLB) Additions: RP Brad Brach, 2B Daniel Descalso, RP Kendall Graveman, RP Xavier Cedeno, RP George Kontos, RP Tony Barnette Losses: 2B Daniel Murphy (Rockies), RP Justin Wilson (Mets), 3B Tommy LaStella (Angels), RP Jesse Chavez … Continue reading NL Central Preview: Chicago Cubs

March Madness Preview, Upset Picks and Bracket Tips

The Madness is finally here! It's the best time of year for College Basketball players, coaches and fans. I have split this post into 3 sections: A quick look at the best offensive/defensive/rebounding teams, upset predictions and bracket tips. Defense Wins Championships School Def PPP Rank eFG% Rank TOV% Rank Texas Tech 87.2 1 42.8% … Continue reading March Madness Preview, Upset Picks and Bracket Tips

NL Central Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers Manager: Craig Counsell (5th Season) 2018 Record: 96-67 (1st in NL Central)    2019 Payroll: $123,887,500 (14th in MLB) Additions: C Yasmani Grandal, 3B Mike Moustakas (re-signed), OF Ben Gamel, 2B Cory Spangenberg, RP Jake Petricka, RP Alex Claudio, RP Bobby Wahl Losses:  2B Jonathan Schoop (Twins), SP Wade Miley (Astros), RP Joakim … Continue reading NL Central Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

NL Central Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals Manager: Mike Schildt (1st Full-Season) 2018 Record: 88-74 (3rd in NL Central)    2019 Payroll: $153,876,666 (9th in MLB) Additions: 1B Paul Goldschmidt, RP Andrew Miller Losses: Luke Weaver (Diamondbacks), C Carson Kelly (Diamondbacks), 1B Matt Adams (Nationals), RP Tyler Lyons (Pirates) The Cardinals fans are restless. Three straight years with no … Continue reading NL Central Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

NL Central Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates Manager: Clint Hurdle (9th Season) 2018 Record: 82-79 (4th in NL Central)    2019 Payroll: $59,775,002 (29th in MLB) Additions: SP Jordan Lyles, RP Michael Feliz, OF Lonnie Chisenhall, OF Melky Cabrera Losses: SP Ivan Nova, IF Josh Harrison, SS Jordy Mercer The Pirates are a solid overall team that is going to … Continue reading NL Central Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Central Preview: Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds Manager: David Bell (1st Season) 2018 Record: 67-95 (5th in Central)    2019 Payroll: $116,773,214 (16th in MLB) Key Additions: OF Yasiel Puig, SP Alex Wood, OF Matt Kemp, SP Tanner Roark, SP Sonny Gray Key Losses: OF Billy Hamilton (Royals), SP Matt Harvey (Angels) The Reds have been very active in this … Continue reading NL Central Preview: Cincinnati Reds