Friday, February 28, 2020

Manny Being Manny: Machado Edition

The hot stove is fresh off of a big week. It’s being rumored (as I suspected could/would happen in this article over a month ago) that the Baltimore Orioles are asking teams for offers on Manny Machado. The Boston Red Sox have yet to acquire a big name player to fill the power gap the team was missing last...

Expansion 42: The only way to fix the rivalries

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It would require a lot of change, but expansion to 42 teams fixes everything.

Pre-Spring Training Power Rankings: AL East

Spring Training is finally here. The long winter of no baseball is over. Pitchers and catchers are reporting to their fields in Florida and Arizona and we are getting many photos of players in action. The media is buzzing everywhere trying to get scoops for their next articles. At the same time, there are people in the press ranking...

Arbitration Filing Deadline Hits

Today marked the end of the Arbitration exchange between players and their MLB clubs. With Tim Lincecum out of the league, the last big business event before the spring is usually goes fairly routine. Most teams found deals with their eligible players, with some breakout seasons resulting in serious pay increases for the rising stars. Jackie Bradley Jr., Zach Britton,...

The Postseason Podcast – Episode I

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Here is the first episode of The Postseason Podcast, your exclusive MLB Postseason podcast from the Armchair All-Americans. In our inaugural episode, Armchair MLB contributors Christian Babcock, John Edwards, and Jacob Bollinger discuss the events of the division series in both leagues as well as projected championship series matchups. Stay tuned for more episodes throughout the 2016 Postseason, only...

What is the Right Way to Rebuild?

Rebuilding –– it's as captivating a concept as there is in professional sports. Some teams sell off or trade away their best players, hoping they can receive promising prospects or draft picks in return. They trade players with big, bulky contracts who can help other teams win immediately, while obtaining prospective players who'll help them in the future. Others lose intentionally, trying...

San Francisco Giants (65-49) vs Baltimore Orioles (64-50) Series Preview

The San Francisco Giants and the Baltimore Orioles square off for a three-game series this weekend at AT&T Park. The Giants are coming off a 4-5 road trip, on which they lost two of three games to both the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals. However, they followed up by taking two of three from the Miami Marlins. The other orange and black team, the...

6 Trade Deadline Deals That Make Sense

As we move towards the All-Star break, and consequently the second half of the MLB season, we have already seen the hot stove begin to heat up. Some trades have already been made, and a flurry of others will surely come about as teams seek to stock up for a playoff run, or rebuild for the coming seasons. Here...

NL All-Star Lineup Gets It Wrong

The 2016 All-Star Game lineups were announced this week and there is much to be discussed. The American League lineup was much to be expected except for one: Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer at first base. Many were under the impression that the Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis would have the spot, however he was outvoted by Hosmer to...

ACAA AL East Week 6 Recap

The Follow-Up: Baltimore Orioles: 5-1 – Adam Jones: .520 BA / 4 HRs / 9 RBIs Adam Jones had himself quite a week. Hitting a home run in four of the six games played he helped the Orioles capture five wins. His 13 hits, nine RBIs and four HRs led the Orioles. In fact, Jones drove in at least a run...
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