The Astros are the Obvious Losers of the Trade Deadline

By all accounts, the trade deadline this year was a dud, and this winter’s free agency class will be too. With a lack of any elite-level player available, it was a seller’s market and the most significant prospect to change teams was Eloy Jimenez, who was shipped to the White Sox for Jose Quintana. Unless…

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Three Up, Three Down – Shortstop Edition

In this series, Brooklyn Beat writers Andrew Young and Justin Worsley will be examining each position.  See prior position discussion on catcher, first base, second base and third base. Who is the top shortstop in the game today? AY: Like third base, this is a stacked position of young and incredible talent. To me, this…

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Cy Young Watch – Midseason Report

For the most part, there isn’t really a surprising contender for the Cy Young Award in either league. In fact, three of the four biggest contenders are previous winners while the fourth, Chris Sale, has been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past few years. With the MLB season on hold for…

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Where are the MLB Top 100 Prospects of 2012 Now?

Where Are They Now? A Look at MLB’s Top Prospects in 2012 Five years ago, Jurickson Profar (!) was the top prospect in baseball, Nolan Arenado was still in the minors and Carlos Correa was the top pick in the MLB Draft. A lot has changed since 2012 and there are plenty of things to…

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Ranking All 30 MLB Pitching Rotations – Part 2

Last month, I took on the task of ranking all 30 MLB starting rotations based on their performance this year. Now that the weather is warming up, some players have returned from injury while others have been sent to the disabled list, it’s time to look at the list again. Here are the latest rankings:…

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Cy Young Watch – Week 12

With Dallas Keuchel sidelined until after the All-Star break, he can’t hold onto his lead any longer. The Good: Chris Sale (Red Sox) and Max Scherzer (Nationals) Sale had another strong week to make him re-emerge as the Cy Young favorite while Keuchel is sidelined. Only Danny Salazar has a higher strikeout per nine inning…

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Why Would the Phillies Trade Maikel Franco?

The Philadelphia Phillies are in baseball hell right now. They’re 20 games behind in the division race and are on pace to lose 109 games this season, which would be the most losses by a Phillies team since 1942. The only other team on pace to lose 100 games this year is San Francisco. To…

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Three Up, Three Down – Third Base Edition

In this series, Brooklyn Beat writers Andrew Young and Justin Worsley will be examining each position.  See prior position discussion on catcher, first base and second base. Who is the top third baseman in the game today? AY: Wow!  This position is filled with absolute studs who could eventually become all-time greats. It is just…

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