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The New and Improved Pedro Alvarez Trade Market

When Pedro Alvarez hit for a .717 OPS in 2014, provided a 0.2 wins below replacement level, and suddenly lost the ability to throw a baseball within the vicinity of first-base, his trade value went down. 176 more words

Is Giancarlo Stanton Worth it?

Giancarlo Stanton had many thinking that he wasn’t going to commit to the Miami Marlins. Frankly, why should he, as it is one of the worst managed teams in Major League Baseball. 984 more words

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Russell Martin's Most Comparable Players: Who will Blue Jays be paying when Martin is 36?

As you surely know, Russell Martin has just signed a 5-year, $82 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. So, as I did earlier today regarding the Giancarlo Stanton signing, I wanted to post my findings regarding players who were most comparable to Russell Martin through age 31; Martin’s age in the 2014 season. 362 more words

Giancarlo Stanton's Player Comparable: Who will the Marlins be paying when Stanton is 35-37?

There are reports that Giancarlo Stanton is about to sign a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins, which will take him through his age-37 season. 659 more words

How Neal Huntington Killed ERA

We’re hearing it again.

“Burnett ranked 41 out of 43 qualified pitchers in ERA.”

Just like we heard it last year.

“C.mon, man. Another dumpster dive?! 2,229 more words

Russell Martin Free Agency Turning Some Fans Absurd

There are Pirate fans who are less than pleased with the trade of Justin Wilson for Francisco Cervelli, who is the teams ostensible replacement for Russell Martin, but some of their suggested alternatives are pure non-sense. 316 more words

Should it be IKE DAVIS or PEDRO ALVAREZ at First-Base for the Pirates?

2014:  Pedro Alvarez  /  Ike Davis

Batting Average: .231 / .233
On-Base Percentage: .312 / .344
Slugging Percentage: .405 / .378
OPS: .717 / .722… 680 more words