Slot Space

International Free Agency: Explaining the Trading of Players for Slot Space

Brandon Magee explains the machinations behind the Red Sox trading three players to acquire more slot space for international free agents.
Red Sox Roster Manipulation

Red Sox Roster Manipulation

Brandon Magee takes a look at the options the Boston Red Sox have when it comes to manipulating the 40-man roster.
Value Relievers

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...

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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...
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Minor League Report 4/28/17: In Pursuit of Perfection

Although the no-hitter is an unusual event at the major league level, the feat can hardly be considered rare. Even with the revised rules...
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Stranger Things: Could Daniel Bard Come Back From Blass Disease?

Dave McCullough examines the possible comeback of former Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard, this time with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Bye Bye Birdie Tebbetts: Replacing the Manager Midseason

When things aren't going the way as expected, it is usually a good time to change something. During the baseball season, that often means...
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Evaluating David Price’s Pitches

With David Price set to rejoin Boston's rotation, Ian York looks at the lefty's pitches and results from 2016 using his unique graphics and PITCHf/x.