Anyone who's listened to baseball for any length of time has surely heard the term, "five tool player." The general consensus these days is that the title is bestowed all too frequently—diluting its meaning—and that so-called five tool players are overvalued.
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The Nationals' have just signed 2B Pokey Reese to Triple A Columbus. Does this mean that we'll see one Washington's infielders traded? Felipe Lopez, Ronnie Belliard or Cristian Guzman could be on their way of out town. Of the three, Guzman's got the most value as a trading chip. Lopez is consistently inconsistent, and Belliard [...]
With the World Series behind us (yet another less than seven series) it's time to turn our focus to the off-season trade market: the Hot Stove. Dayn Perry has a thorough article up that breaks down each teams' needs. Rather than read me echo Perry's thoughts, just go check it out. And no, the title [...]
Today's the day! As the non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaches rumors about players being sent packing are flying about furiously. I tend to refer to Ken Rosenthal and MLB Trade Rumors the most during the Hot Stove. Here are the latest and greatest trade rumors: Eric Gagne could be headed to the Mets, while his [...]
1907: After the Giants lose to the Cubs, 3-0 to drop out of first place, players need to form a protective ring around umpires Hank O'Day and Bob Emslie as Pinkerton guards fire shots in the air trying to disperse unruly Polo Ground fans who have spilled onto the field. 1919: The Giants deal Jim Thorpe to Braves for the waiver price of $1,500. The Olymp […]
"Whenever I think of Milwaukee, I think of the American League. Hmm, Boston, Atlanta, weren’t they the Browns, too?" – Mike Shannon