AL West Preview – Farm Systems

In a log delayed return to everyone’s favorite (if you are in the AL West anyhow) preview column, lets dive back in to our borderline stalkerish look at the AL West.  Two of the top 5 farm systems in the league reside out in the West, and as a whole, they are actually the second highest rated division (according to […]

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Arizona Spring Training Preview

As you are stirring from your long winter’s nap, there is a lot to catch up on from the baseball desert. With veterans CF Mark Baker, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, LF Chris Heisey, RF Moises Sierra, SP Casey Crosby, SP Kyle Drabek, C Kurt Suzuki, 1B Jose Lopez, and MR Rafael Dolis departing since the end of last season (in addition […]

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Blue Jays Hire New GM

Blue Jays Search For New GM Comes To End The 2016 season for the Toronto Blue Jays was filled with highs and lows.  After winning an MLB Pro best 105 games, the Blue Jays entered the off-season with many questions, including the question of who would serve as General Manager after Dave Lockar stepped down.  While Toronto ownership has been […]

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NL East Pitching Preview

For the NL East outfield preview, click here. Starting Rotation: Atlanta Braves: RHP | Mark Appel | Age 25 | 9 – 14 | 186.0 IP | 4.50 | 121 K | Appel comes to Atlanta in a trade for 3 top 100 prospects, and a young LHP, but that could be nothing compared to the talent that Appel brings. […]

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NL East Outfield Preview

For the NL East Infield preview, click here. Left Field: Atlanta Braves: Leonardo Ochoa | Age 27 | .301/11/57 Let’s face it. Ochoa should be a DH. He can’t field at first base, and he’s awful in the outfield, but he is on the Braves, so being a DH is out of the question. That being said, he still posted a […]

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NL East Infield Preview

The Atlanta Braves paced the NL in wins last year, ending 10 games ahead of any other team in the league. Their 101 wins put them 3rd in wins for any team, and they were top 4 in every category, other than home runs. The thing is, the teams behind them boast a top pitching staff in the Mets (#2 in […]

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NL Central Preview: Chicago Cubs

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs finished 4th in their division with a 72-90 record. Taking a look at team rankings for the year, their offensive production seemed to be a considerable cause for their disappointing season. They ranked 12th in the NL and 26th in the Majors in batting average, 14th in the NL and 28th in the Majors in […]

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UnPhocused: Phillies Require Change Up Top

Phillies Continue to Flounder in Free Agency As methods proved faulty continue, fans deserve a new look from the top by Joe Simpson, MLBPro Weekly   The Philadelphia Phillies cemented their status as laughingstock pretenders on Thursday. The Phillies, who have glaring holes in the lineup and in need of a splash, either in free agency or a trade, signed […]

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Looking Back at 2016 MLB Pro Draft

                      As the monotony of the MLB Pro offseason drags on, an early assessment of 2016’s top 10 draft picks and how they have performed and progressed should provide for a refreshing, thought-provoking read as fellow GMs shuffle their 40-man rosters ahead of a decision-filled Spring. To recap, below are […]

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Yankees Wins 3B Francisco Sweepstakes

Francisco And Yankees Reach Deal Sportswriters questioned the wisdom of the freshly signed pact between Juan Francisco and New York today. The deal, set at a $145,000,000 price tag, will run for 5 years. On the face of it, all is well, though insiders say there could be repercussions in the clubhouse if Francisco starts running his mouth as he […]

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

After a miserable 2016 season, the rebuild continues in the Steel City. All eyes are currently on one man: outfielder Josh Bell. Bell, considered one of the league’s hotter prospects, is coming off a starring role as a rare bright spot on Pittsburgh’s season in an outfield many have high hopes for going forward. However, with many, many holes in the ship […]

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Oakland Athletics Offseason Primer: Infield

For part one in this series, on the pitching staff, click here. As we move through the offseason with the Athletics, the place where the team appears to have the fewest number of question marks is the infield.  With the exception of catcher, the team appears to have both an established starter and depth at every position.  Let’s take a […]

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