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Rethinking How We Value Relievers

After some big-money signings, Damian Dydyn thinks it's about time that we start to rethink the way that we value relievers.all Reference.

Game Over: End of an Era in Seattle

Dave McCullough looks at the end of an era in Seattle with an ownership change that was sometime in the making, and ponders on what it means for the rest of the league.

Much Ado About Nothing: The 2016 MLB Trade Deadline Breakdown

Rick Rowand breaks down the 2016 MLB trade deadline, going through each trade to see how organizations re-shaped their rosters.

Minor League Report 7/1/16: The 2012 International Free Agent Class

The international free agent signing period is set to begin tomorrow and teams will move quickly to acquire talent from across the globe. However, it is important to look back at previous acquisitions in order to properly set expectations. Brandon...

MLB International Talent Acquisition: Taiwanese and Cuban Major Leaguers

MLB teams utilize the Rule 4 Draft to fill their organizations and then further supplement their rosters with free agent signings. However, the relatively cheap labor sources outside of the U.S. and Canada are where teams can really hit...

MLB International Talent Acquisition: Road to MLB

MLB teams utilize the Rule 4 Draft to fill their organizations and then further supplement their rosters with free agent signings. However, the relatively cheap labor sources outside of the U.S. and Canada are where teams can really hit...

The Cuban Cost Conundrum

While Major League Baseball teams enjoy a favorable cost structure when it comes to amateur talent from within US and Canadian borders, the increasing cost of Cuban talent may be a cause for concern. Brandon Magee looks at the...

Red Sox Manic Monday Moves

Organizations throughout Major League Baseball use their affiliated clubs to shuttle players up and down the system in order to keep rotations, bullpens, and benches stocked. With Andrew Benintendi exceeding all expectations in Greenville and Sean O'Sullivan imploding in...

The Best American League Free Agent Signings of All Time

Teams ideally build through the draft and their own farm system, however, free agency is unavoidable. Whether it's making a huge splash for the top-of-the-rotation starter or plugging a hole on the bench, it's necessary for teams to utilize the...

Who Is That Guy? The Peculiar Case Of Non-Roster Invitees

In Florida and Arizona, baseball players are knocking off the rust and preparing for the 2016 season. There are plenty of new and old players that fans are aware of, but there are quite a few unfamiliar faces. Lisa...

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