Should MLB teams opt for Contract Extensions or Free Agency

In my last article, I went over all 100M + free agent signings from 2007-2014. From that, we learned that in order to succeed as an MLB franchise, you should not pay retail. Drafting and fine tuning your players is the most successful path to take. You can then pay that player to extend his … More Should MLB teams opt for Contract Extensions or Free Agency

Are Expensive Free Agents Really Worth It?

During this MLB offseason, we have already experienced a multitude of extremely rich free agent signings. Yoenis Cespedes was signed for 4Y 110M, Dexter Fowler 5Y 82M, and the frenzy for relief pitching has led to the two most expensive relief pitcher contracts ever: Aroldis Chapman 5Y 86M, and Kenley Jansen 5Y 80M. With the … More Are Expensive Free Agents Really Worth It?

The Next MLB City

It has been nineteen years since the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks became the most recent organizations to join Major League Baseball.  This is the longest period of time between MLB expansions since the beginning of the expansion era in 1962.  With many around baseball speculating an expansion could come soon, and … More The Next MLB City

Analyzing the Phillies’ Offseason, 2017 Edition

Phillies fans rejoice – your team is no longer in fire sale mode.  While it would be premature to say the Phillies are no longer rebuilding, the team’s work so far this offseason indicates that the organization is setting higher expectations for the season to come.  All of the Phillies’ offseason transactions add pieces to … More Analyzing the Phillies’ Offseason, 2017 Edition