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Offseason Overview The Blue Jays were coming off of two consecutive seasons of competing for the AL Pennant. They had one of the best lineups in all of baseball, but all of that was in jeopardy when Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista, and Michael Saunders all became free agents. The Jays

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OFFSEASON OVERVIEW Murphy’s Law had an absolute stranglehold on the New York Mets during the 2016 MLB season. Not only did they lose multiple position players and  ⅗ of the starting rotation to season ending injuries, but the organization was also forced to watch the recently departed Daniel Murphy slug

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Offseason Overview Is there a team in more limbo than the Tigers right now? Needing only a couple of pieces to really compete again but with already enough pieces to help restock the farm system. The Tigers have chosen to do neither. The club option was taken up on Francisco

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Everyone loves lists and the offseason is always the prime time for lists. Unfortunately, lists have their limitations. In the case of rotations, we look at the top five guys according to rosterresource.com and go from there. So, everyone should take these rankings in the spirit that they are intended. This

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Offseason Overview Watching a rerun of Moneyball would actually be a good precursor to the offseason for those not familiar with the Athletics. They made a run at Edwin Encarnacion, but ultimately had to settle for much less. They added some under the radar names to fill in some holes

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Offseason Overview The Brewers used this offseason to tweak some things. Replacing the departing Chris Carter with Eric Thames could be a risk and swapping Tyler Thornburg for Travis Shaw (among others) with the Red Sox should provide the Brewers with an insurance policy at first base if Thames doesn’t

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The rotation series is very similar to the lineup series we completed last week. We take the projected top five starters in the rotation (according to rosterresource.com) and calculate their three year average in three Baseball Prospectus statistics. Obviously, the idea is to give a sort of power rankings and

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Offseason Overview The Angels are the new White Sox. They’ve changed management off the field, but they’ve kept the same philosophy in general. The idea is that they are always one or two players away from being competitive. That certainly makes sense with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in tow,

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Offseason Overview Offseason. What offseason? The big “all in” winter of 2014/15 seems an eternity ago and another rebuild is in process. The Padres let “ace” Tyson Ross walk away, replacing him with Jhoulys Chacin and Trevor Cahill, while Derek Norris’ departure has opened the catching spot for Austin Hedges.

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Offseason Overview Sports Illustrated predicted the Astros would win the 2017 World Series a few years ago and the Astros seemed to treat this offseason as if it was a moral imperative for them to do so. They added Nori Aoki, Josh Reddick, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran to a

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