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

The Royals Have a Chance to Innovate the Use of Base Running

The Kansas City Royals were the worst team in one of the worst divisions of all-time in 2018. Their attendance numbers fell back down to where they were before their World Series runs. They are in need of some excitement and their recent signings show they may have something intriguing and an opportunity for an … Continue reading The Royals Have a Chance to Innovate the Use of Base Running

The Best/Worst Players From the 2018 MLB Postseason

The MLB playoffs are over so let's take a minute to look back on them. What makes the playoffs so interesting is that it's such a small amount of games compared to the regular season and those games decide everything. For this reason, the best players in the regular season, aren't the best players in … Continue reading The Best/Worst Players From the 2018 MLB Postseason

NL Wild Card Game: Pitching Comparison

Divisions have been settled and the wild-card games are upon us. The Cubs and Rockies meet at Wrigley Field for a win-or-go-home game on Tuesday night. Let's take a look at the starting pitchers for the game. First, a quick pitching comparison Name IP ERA WHIP K/9 GB% FB% WAR WPA Kyle Freeland 202.1 2.85 … Continue reading NL Wild Card Game: Pitching Comparison