Category: Baseball Writing

How Billy Brewer Helped the Royals Win the 2015 World Series – MLB Trade Trees

Billy Brewer was a pretty good Rule 5 draft pick by the Kansas City Royals, a solid left-handed pitcher who would throw three seasons out of the Royals bullpen. Clearly, his work in the Expos system was good enough to give him a flier, and the scouts were absolutely correct. But, neither Brewer nor the […]

Boone Logan and the Rockies: MLB Worst Free Agent Signings

As an armchair baseball GM for much of my teenage years and a good chunk of my young adulthood, I loved to over-analyze free agent signings by MLB teams. Some of my favorite deals to tear apart were those that paid many millions of dollars to relief pitchers, who often didn’t pitch more than 50 […]

Skip Schumaker and the Reds: MLB Worst Free Agent Signings

On November 18, 2013, Cincinnati Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty made one of the strangest free agent signings I’ve ever seen with the signing of Skip Schumaker. While it certainly doesn’t go down as an all-time front office misstep, it certainly had a pretty bad ending to a respected role player’s career. Here’s what I […]

Matt Diaz Was a Good Major League Baseball Player

When I was perusing Google Trends for article topics in January 2018, I noticed a couple of names among trending baseball players that surprised me. These names were Rich Hill and Matt Diaz. I quickly realized that the trend for Rich Hill had to do with the documentary film that shares his name. However, former […]

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