Top 10 Right Now – Right Fielders

Right field is loaded with superstars.  Every season there are a few positions that overwhelm with talent and this corner outfield spot is one of those heading into 2020 thanks to the additions of Christian Yelich (previously LF), Cody Bellinger (CF) and Charlie Blackmon (CF). A new list will be published each Monday leading up…

Top 10 Right Now – Starting Pitchers

With established vets, emerging superstars and guys who bounced back this season, putting together the list was tough.  A few pitching staffs appear to be loaded heading into 2020. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at…

Top 10 Right Now – Managers

As recent trend has it, we saw a number of managerial spots open up again for the coming season.  From dismissals (Angels, Mets, Padres, Phillies, Pirates) to retirement (Giants, Royals) to a mutual parting of ways (Cubs) a total of eight teams (over a quarter of MLB!) will have new skippers at the helm in…

Dominant Teammates: MVP and Cy Young Duos

With the Astros narrowly missing a sweep of the major awards in 2019, it got me thinking about the best MVP and Cy Young teammates to win their respective award in the same year. We’ll go back to 1956, the year the Cy Young award was introduced.  Not included are the seasons that saw pitchers…

Top 10 Right Now – Executives

We’re back again with our annual Top 10 Right Now lists, starting once again with the front office. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at each position, managers and executives, finishing up with the Ultimate Top…

2019 Postseason Awards and Playoff Predictions

The end of the season is a great time for a do-over.  While my preseason predictions don’t look all that bad (a review piece coming after the playoffs conclude), I still missed on a few postseason teams.  Because of that, it’s time to reshuffle the bracket and awards predictions.  Let’s go! NL Wild Card Brewers…

Mid-season power rankings

Hard to believe the season is already half-complete.  It tends to go by very quickly and then the offseason drags on.  But, let’s appreciate that there is still 50% of the 2019 campaign to complete.  Here are the power rankings as we look toward the second-half. 1.) Los Angeles Dodgers 2.) Houston Astros 3.) New…

2019 Quarter-Season Power Rankings

Most teams are at or just beyond the quarter-mark of the season which makes it a great time to take stock of the standings with a power ranking. Here, we rank the teams not just simply on their place in the standings but projections, run differential and other factors are also considered. How does your…

The Winning (Or Losing) Spring: What Preseason Records Actually Mean

You hear it every year: spring training records and numbers don’t mean anything.  Whether that’s true or not, I’m not sure anyone can really prove it one way or another.  Now that we’ve wrapped another spring, we’re going to set out to (hopefully) prove or disprove that notion. This challenge can be difficult for a…

Standing, Playoffs and Awards Predictions – 2019

I have been confident; I have been cocky.  I have been attempting to go all “Sports Illustrated” and predict a 2019 World Series win for the Phillies several years out.  Shortly after they traded Cole Hamels to Texas in 2015, I looked at the farm system and declared Philadelphia 2019 champs.  Even as recently as…

Ultimate Top 10 Right Now

This is the last in our 2019 Top 10 Right Now series highlighting the Top 10 players at each position, as well as, taking the number one player from each position to create a Top 10, Top 10 list. Ok, actually, this is a Top 11 list based on each position including the top reliever and DH….