Here’s a recap of the original analysis MLBTR offered this week:
- MLBTR was pleased to welcome guest author Burke Badenhop on Friday. Badenhop, who was a successful reliever with the Marlins, Rays, Brewers, Red Sox and Reds from 2008-15, detailed how September roster expansion affects bullpens.
- The non-waiver trade deadline passed on Aug. 1, and several potential movers didn’t end up going anywhere. Steve Adams highlighted 11 of those players and polled readers on whose non-trade was the most surprising.
- Jeff Todd examined the stock of Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos in advance of his potential foray into the free agent market during the upcoming offseason. Ramos has stayed healthy and performed like an elite backstop this year, so he looks primed for a substantial payday.
- As a result of the Astros designating center fielder Carlos Gomez for assignment, Steve increased his August trade candidate rankings from 20 players to 21. Given that there’s reportedly a stronger likelihood of Houston trading Gomez than releasing him, the former star immediately took the top spot on the list.