How the best closer on the market remade himself (twice!)
The more Josh Hader kept rolling through the 2023 season, the more that 2022 stat line looked like a blip. It's just too un-Hader-like.
A 5.22 ERA? Was that really Josh Hader? The Josh Hader we're talking about has a 2.10 ERA across all the seasons of his career not...
Every move of the 2023-24 offseason, tracked
Each winter, there are hundreds of roster moves meant to bolster rosters both for the upcoming season and for many years down the road. We'll chronicle the most important ones here, in reverse chronological order....
What Soto brings to Yankee Stadium, and about that short porch ...
Juan Soto is at long last a Yankee, and it’s truly difficult to overstate what that means.
Soto, who only turned 25 in October, has a career .946 OPS in parts of six seasons, and that rates among the very best hitters through his age in the history of the...
Mookie Betts moving to second base makes sense
Early in 2023, Mookie Betts made the surprising in-season transition from right field to the middle infield for one simple reason: Because the Dodgers needed him to. Between injuries to Gavin Lux, Chris Taylor and Miguel Rojas, and the struggles of rookie second baseman Miguel Vargas, Betts found himself making...
How Ohtani can take his game to ANOTHER level
We just broke down all the ways Shohei Ohtani got even better on his way to his second unanimous AL MVP Award. But what if he can go even higher?
We think he can.
Ohtani is already the best baseball player in the world. He crushes everything as a hitter....
5 ways Ohtani has somehow gotten even better
Shohei Ohtani has been a one-of-a-kind superstar since he first arrived in the Major Leagues, and whatever team signs him this winter is certainly getting a one-of-a-kind free agent.
But he's not the same superstar now that he was as a rookie. Ohtani has found ways to raise his game...
Why Soto could be traded -- and which team is best fit for him
You wouldn’t think that a hitter as elite as Juan Soto – someone we compared to the all-time greatest hitters ever when he was just 20 years old – would be available in a trade, as he seems to be this winter. Then again, you wouldn’t think he’d have already...
8 free agents with very particular skill sets
Every team has different needs when entering the offseason -- and whatever they're looking for, there's a player to match.
Let's take a look at the players with the top individual skills who are free agents heading into the 2024 season.
This is loosely based on baseball's traditional five tools...
Michael A. Taylor
The 5 best starters you can trade for this offseason
We know that this winter’s free agent market is much stronger in pitching than it is in position players, but at the same time, we also know that there’s not nearly enough supply to meet demand. It’s not that hard to find a contender who could use a starter, because...
These are the best pitches on the FA market
We know who the best pitchers are on the free-agent market \-\- but what about the best individual pitches?
The top arms wouldn't have gotten where they are without a great pitch or two, so let's take a look at the very best available.
These are the free-agent pitchers who...