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Ranking Sonny Gray's potential landing spots

By: Matt Musico | January 16, 2019 Acquiring starting pitcher Sonny Gray prior to the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline was supposed to be a huge upgrade for the New York Yankees. The opposite has happened, with this past year being the worst of it. The 29-year-old right hander struggled to a 4.90 ERA, 4.28 SIERA, and 1.50 WHIP through 130.1 innings for the Bronx Bombers in 2018. He became so unreliable in the rotation that he logged seven appearances out of the bullpen, something he hadn’t done since he was a rookie with the Oakland Athletics in 2013. While...

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Ranking J.T. Realmuto's potential landing spots

By: Matt Musico | January 14, 2019 There are only three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and J.T. Realmuto trade rumors. As much as the Miami Marlins would like to keep their All-Star backstop in South Beach, a long-term agreement just isn’t in the cards. That hasn’t stopped the organization from requesting a ridiculous prospect package in any potential trade, though. On one hand, it makes all the sense in the world. Realmuto is coming off the best season of his career, which included leading his position in fWAR (4.8) and wRC+ (126). Those were single-season career highs, as...

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Yasmani Grandal gives Milwaukee Brewers huge short-term upgrade

By: Matt Musico | January 10, 2019 In hindsight, catcher Yasmani Grandal probably wishes he gave more thought to the New York Mets’ reported offer of four years and at least $50 million earlier this winter, but his loss is the Milwaukee Brewers’ gain. The best available free-agent backstop is will soon officially be off the market (after he passes his physical) for a deal that is rumored to be one year at $18.25 million. The Brewers being Grandal’s eventual landing spot would’ve been foolish to think at the outset of winter based off the deal he was searching...

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Six MLB hitters with a lot to prove in 2019

By: Matt Musico | January 7, 2019 Despite there being a number of top MLB free agents looking for homes with Spring Training approaching, everyone around baseball is focused on the 2019 season. That doesn’t mean certain players aren’t still using their 2018 performance as motivation, though. Whether last year was a strong one or a disappointing one on an individual basis, there are plenty of position players with a lot to prove once April rolls around. The following six hitters are each at different stages of their respective careers, but they all have one thing in common —...

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Evaluating landing spots for MLB's remaining top free agents

By: Matt Musico | January 3, 2019 How close are we to baseball season? Now that the holidays are officially in the rearview mirror, we can say baseball will be played “this year” instead of “next year.” That’s exciting stuff, but it’s likely not as exciting for the incredible number of big leaguers still looking to score a contract for 2019 and (potentially) beyond. It feels as though there’s been a little more action this winter when compared to last offseason’s snail pace, but a ton of top free agents remain unemployed in January. Where will they eventually land?...

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Six MLB starting pitchers with a lot to prove in 2019

By: Matt Musico | January 1, 2019 With the calendar officially flipping to January and Spring Training about a month-and-a-half away, everyone around baseball is focusing squarely on the 2019 season. That doesn’t mean certain players aren’t still using their 2018 performance as motivation, though. Whether last year was a strong one or a disappointing one on an individual basis, there are plenty of starting pitchers with a lot to prove once April rolls around. The following six hurlers are each at different stages of their respective careers, but they all have one thing in common — they should...

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New Year's resolutions for every MLB team

By: Matt Musico | December 27, 2018 The calendar is about to officially flip to 2019, meaning we can soon say baseball will be played “this year” instead of “next year.” Now that a clean slate is in view, many of us have probably made some New Year’s resolutions to uphold over the next 12 months. MLB clubs are no different, so we gave each team one resolution to work toward in 2019. Arizona Diamondbacks: Find a Taker for Zack Greinke Arizona followed a surprising 93-69 performance in 2017 (which included a trip to the postseason) with a disappointing...

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