This is What Joe Maddon Was Hired For

He’s known as somewhat of a mad scientist, tinkering with his lineups and challenging conventional baseball wisdom at every turn. When Joe Maddon overuses his closer in the playoffs or keeps a failing hitter at the top of his lineup for a decent chunk of the season, he always has an argument to defend his…

What is the Right Return for Jose Quintana?

A player is worth what other teams will give you. That’s an old notion that remains true even in today’s MLB trade market that’s flooded with data and statistical analysis. No matter what the numbers say, a player is only worth what other teams are willing to pay. By all the numbers over the past…

Will Yoan Moncada Get Promoted After the All Star Break?

The 2016 All Star game was played on July 12th last year. Two weeks later the Astros called up their top prospect Alex Bregman after he made an appearance in the Futures Game. Mike Trout was called up in early July of 2011 and former top prospect Miguel Sano was also called up right around…