Posts tagged ERA
Aces Wild: The Trade Market for Bumgarner, Greinke, and Kluber

Aces are being shopped as the Giants, Diamondbacks, and Indians are reportedly listening to offers on their stud pitchers. Madison Bumgarner is headed into the final year of a 5-year, $35 million contract with the San Francisco Giants…

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The Evolution of an Elite Pitcher: Jacob deGrom 2018 Cy Young Winner

At the conclusion of the 2018 season, there was no doubt around the league that the NL Cy Young would be awarded to Jacob deGrom. The former shortstop in college, later turned into a pitcher, had a 2018 season for the record books, leaving many with no words…

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Fixing The Bullpen: The Key to the Mets’ 2019 Success

Heading into the 2018 season, the Mets were poised to make noise in the NL East. They looked to get back into their form from 2015 and 2016. Both years yielded positive results, as 2015 marked a World Series appearance and 2016 an opportunity in Wild Card game. However, a 70-92 finish in 2017 left the team searching for answers and a need to improve drastically. What actually happened in 2018 was a different story.

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Moneyball 2.0: How a $66 Million Payroll can Result in 97 Wins

This year’s American League Wild Card Game saw two teams from both ends of the spectrum battle it out in a winner take all. The New York Yankees had the 6th highest payroll in baseball this season and second highest in the American League, at $179 million. Meanwhile the Oakland Athletics came in with Major League Baseball’s lowest payroll of $66 million…

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Braves vs Dodgers: Analysis and Predictions

This is the exact scenario that every Atlanta Braves proponent was scared about. The NL East champions are brimming with talent, youth and excitement. They are going to put together a deep playoff run eventually, and it could happen soon, but 2018 may just be too soon. They already find themselves down 2-0 to the proven Los Angeles Dodgers, and neither game has been particularly competitive.

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ALDS Series Preview: Astros vs Indians

These two teams had the two most valuable rotations in all of Major League Baseball in 2018. Cleveland finished the year at the top of the pile with a 22.9 fWAR while Houston was right behind them with a 22.5 fWAR. Their starters finished in the top three in baseball in ERA, xFIP and strikeout rate to name a just a few categories.

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The Best Pitchers in Baseball for both AL and NL

As progressive as we like to think the sport of baseball has become, there remains a faction of voters who have their doubts about giving an award to a player that has maybe won less often or played less often than his peers.

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