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Smartbuilding #6: 2013-2014 Trades

Following yesterday’s 2011-2012 installment analyzing major midseason and offseason trades, the 2013-2014 trading seasons were simultaneously stunning and confusing. Confusing insofar as teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays arguably traded some of the best available players for questionable MLB-ready packages, and stunning… [More]

Smartbuilding #4: New York Mets

Earlier this spring, Hardball Times published a told-you-so / gotcha-genre article with one of Doug Melvin‘s worst public quotes in his tenure as General Manager. The quote is so bad, of course, because of the author’s lead-in and editorializing, but also because it’s so uncharacteristic… [More]

2012 Preview: Chicago Cubs

Since their consecutive division championships in 2007 and 2008, the Cubs featured what one might call a “skeleton” roster. Their roster was full of expensive, sometimes useful parts that nevertheless failed to meet their expectations. Sure, there were ballplayers there, but there wasn’t any meat…. [More]