This week in baseball blogs…
- Chin Music Baseball names eight players who could beat Bryce Harper’s record-setting payday.
- Fish Stripes advises the Marlins to cut Wei-Yin Chen.
- A’s Farm talks with Athletics catcher prospect Sean Murphy.
- MLB & Fantasy Baseball Analyzed takes a look at 10 hitters who could surprise in 2019.
- The Dugout grades the Pirates’ offseason.
- Hardball Via Hardcore outlines Seattle’s strategy and timeline for contention.
- Chipalatta lists 10 reasons the Astros can return to being world champions.
- Jays From the Couch wonders when prospect Bo Bichette will make his major league debut.
- The Point of Pittsburgh, Mets Critic and Mets Daddy each weigh in on the majors’ rule changes.
- Th3rdManIn.com predicts the Brewers’ season-opening roster.
- Rising Apple has five 2019 goals for Noah Syndergaard.
- Call to the Pen (links: 1, 2) runs down possible destinations for Craig Kimbrel and explores the concerns in the Phillies’ rotation.
- Clubhouse Corner’s Bernie Pleskoff gives his scouting reports from Arizona.
- Notes from the Sally previews the Lexington Legends, who are the Royals’ South Atlantic League team.
- The Giants Cove writes that the team “definitely” isn’t rebuilding.
- Rox Pile names four things it has learned from Rockies spring training.
- Baseball Prospect Journal covers prospects who are rising and falling in draft boards.
- Nydrcast highlights the Cardinals’ salary obligations.
- Foul Territory wonders what the Braves are doing.
- Phillies Nation debates how many All-Stars the team will have this season.
- The Runner Sports (links: 1, 2) looks at Yankees who have gotten off to slow starts this spring and revisits the unusual career of ex-MLB hurler Mark Lemongello.
- Everything Bluebirds focuses on the Blue Jays’ left field battle.
- statsswipe interviews Brewers TV statistician Mike Falkner.
- East Village Times welcomes the Padres’ newfound “edge.”
- Baseball Rabbi (podcast) discusses Scott Rolen’s Hall of Fame case and offers a preview of the NL Central.
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Trout should get 50 million per year for ten years, are you listening Arte? You thought Pulos was a lot of money. If the Angels pay it, they will always be mediocre at best. Move on!
i was amazed that there were no foolish bloggers talking about trading trout. then, i found a worthless post. congrats!
This isn’t the NBA. Losing a great player won’t set a team back as much as you think.
If anything it might be a blessing in disguise for allowing the Angels to commit to a rebuild.
lmao! a padres’ fan! even if padres just signed an impact player and that 1 player won’t suddenly bring wins to your way.. go out and buy some reasoning!
Have fun losing Mike Trout for a draft pick in two years :^)
Only a fool would move on from Mike Trout!
Sooner or later they won’t have a choice
Trade him to Philly before you lose him to Philly. Trout is going to sign there so you should get something for him. This is where it is stupid you can’t trade regular picks. I wouldn’t want it but the Angels could get a decent haul for him. I don’t think it should be like the circus the NBA has where there is more trading after the pick then almost before. More like how the NFL handles it.
Trade Trout for who? Sixto? Oops, too bad Phillies have no farm system anymore.
The Giants are rebuilding. They’re not signing anyone and they’re losing for better draft positioning. Just because they have a high payroll doesn’t mean they’re actually competing, they just made bad investments out of loyalty. The players with surplus value will be moved at the right time. Madbum, Panik and their relievers will go at the deadline. They’ll keep Posey for fear of a riot in SF.
Bo Bichette should be considered to make the club out of camp. Obviously team control hinders that, which brings the April 15 date into play. Bichette won’t be brought up then.
In fact, unless Bichette hits .300 with some power he’s going to stay in AAA all season. Most likely. Brutal.
I am correct and the last many years have proven it. Your worthless rebuttal shows how clueless you are. Can’t argue the facts.
Definitely recommend the Baseball Rabbi podcast. It’s gotta be the most underrated podcast out there.