Playoff Bound Teams Spend Smart


The teams that make the biggest moves in the offseason, giving out huge amounts of money for an aging star or deal three prospects from your future of the franchise for a “proven” star, almost never are the teams that make it to the playoffs. Rather the teams that do make it are the ones that make smaller under-the-radar moves that are cost-effective options that turn out to pay huge dividends. Continue reading


Alex Gordon: Cheaper Version of Jason Heyward?


The offseason is fully under way, with big-name players such as David Price and Zack Greinke already finding new homes before the holidays. The pitching class has reaped loads of cash this offseason with several big deals to players like Zimmermann, Cueto, Samardzija, and the aforementioned Greinke and Price. The outfield market has just as many stars available from Jason Heyward to Yoenis Cespedes. Of the top tier of outfielders, only Heyward has signed thus far. Signed by the Chicago Cubs, Heyward secured himself an eight year deal worth $184 MM. With opt-out clauses set in his contract, he could re-enter the lucrative market in a few years to reap even more. But was Heyward the right choice to sign of the four elite OFs? Heyward is known as a five-tool player, but he isn’t the only one that fits that category…

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