1. Hank Blalock: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    If I could sum up Hank Blalock's career in a word, there's no doubt that I'd choose "disappointing." It's disappointing to see a player of Blalock's ability fail to live up to his potential (in large part because of injuries)...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  2. The Race for Bryce Harper, Week Three

    Another week has passed, which means that the race for Bryce Harper is heatin' up! What team will lose enough games in 2009, and in turn, receive the privilege to draft one of the most hyped ...

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  3. Free Agent at the End of the Season: Adrian Beltre

    When the Mariners signed Adrian Beltre after the 2004 season to a five-year, $65 million contract, expectations were sky high. Beltre's 2004 campaign was his best to date as he mashed 48 home runs, hit ...

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  4. Should Bill Smith Be Fired if the Twins Miss the Playoffs?

    The 2009 Twins have been disappointing (so far). They are a team with three of the best players at their respective positions (Mauer, Morneau, Nathan), but they simply cannot seem to surround these guys with the proper supporting cast...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 213 reads 7 comments

  5. Pat Burrell and the Scott Kazmir Trade

    The general theme that has lingered from the Scott Kazmir trade is that the Tampa Bay Rays simply could not afford to keep Kazmir beyond this season because of financial constraints...

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  6. Free Agent at the End of the Season: Marco Scutaro

    Marco Scuataro has always been thought of as a nice player. Before this year, Scutaro was thought of as nothing more than a backup middle infielder, who could play some solid defense, hit for some power, and come up with the occasional clutch hit...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 98 reads 1 comments

  7. Would the Athletics Ever Fire Billy Beane?

    In case you haven't noticed, the Oakland Athletics are on pace to have their third consecutive sub .500 season. Since they were eliminated from the ALCS in 2006, the Athletics have been unable ...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 385 reads 4 comments

  8. Coco Crisp: Will the Royals Pick up His Option?

    Despite missing a good chunk of the season with shoulder issues, Coco Crisp would like the Royals to pick up his $8 million option for next season. There's no guarantee that Crisp will return for a second season with the Royals...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 155 reads 0 comments

  9. Ground Rule Hypothetical: Who Should Be the Highest-Paid MLB Player?

    Scenario time: Let's assume for a second that after the 2009 season, for whatever reason, every player currently on a major league roster would be granted free agency with no strings attached (no options, arbitration, service time, etc...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 100 reads 1 comments

  10. Free Agent at the End of the Season: Miguel Tejada

    Make no mistake about it: Even though Miguel Tejada is a name player, he is far from the MVP caliber player he was seven or eight years ago. Tejada is no longer a potent power threat, who will drive in 120-plus runs and carry an offense...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  11. Arm & Stammer: If Johan Santana's Really Hurt, That's a Huge Blow To N.Y. Mets

    For all those people that said the New York Mets' season couldn't get any worse, well, it just did: "He has not been throwing between starts for quite awhile. I would say since before the All-Star break...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  12. The Race for Bryce Harper, Week 2

    Well another week has passed by, which means that the race for Bryce Harper is heatin' up! What team will lose enough games in 2009, and in turn, receive the privilege to draft one ...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 642 reads 1 comments

  13. Fun With Performance Incentives (Part I)

    I don't know about you, but one of my favorite baseball sites out there right now is Cot's Baseball Contracts. The site has all the nuggets and nuances that come with baseball contracts and gives ...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about 5 years ago 139 reads 0 comments

  14. Gary Sheffield is Ridiculous

    Gary Sheffield causing chaos! What else is new? The biggest problem that I have with the idea of giving Sheffield a extension is not that he can't hit anymore...because obviously he can. His numbers this season (...

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  15. Are the Blue Jays on the "Right Track?"

    Hidden in this article about Jays' Prez Paul Beeston is this gem from Commissioner Bud Selig about the future of the Blue Jays...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 229 reads 5 comments

  16. Felipe Lopez a Free Agent at the End of the Season

    During his tenure with the Washington Nationals, Felipe Lopez looked lost. He was a massive disappointment with the Nationals and looked like a shell of his former self...

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  17. Heeere's Johnny: Has the Consistent Damon Done Enough for Hall-of-Fame Call?

    A recent feature in the New York Times about Yankees OF Johnny Damon made headlines all over the Net because it appears likely that Damon has a good chance to remain a New York Yankee beyond 2009...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 839 reads 12 comments

  18. Free Agent at the End of the Season, Mark DeRosa?

    Mark DeRosa is a rare talent. Not only does DeRosa swing a big stick, but DeRosa is especially valuable because of his ability to play several different positions on the baseball diamond...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  19. Francisco Cordero and the Cubs Would Be a Great Fit

    The Cubs need a closer—a competent closer, that is. Current closer Kevin Gregg has been erratic at best this season. Gregg has a pedestrian 4.47 ERA, six blown saves, and has given up a whopping 12 home runs in 56 innings...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 145 reads 1 comments

  20. Chone Figgins: Free Agent at Season's End

    Over the years, Chone Figgins has proven this: when he's healthy, he's a beast. And thankfully for Figgins, he has avoided the injuries that have plagued him in the past and he's been able to stay on the field...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 514 reads 0 comments

  21. Should the Pirates Tank to Get Bryce Harper?

    Here we go. This is our first article talking about how a team should fold the rest of the 2009 season to better position themselves for Bryce Harper. Keep losing, Pirates.Lose like your life depends on it...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 594 reads 13 comments

  22. The Race for Bryce Harper, Week One

    Over the next few weeks, there will be a very important race going on that has nothing to do with the playoffs or the pennant race. Quite the contrary, actually...

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  23. Vernon Wells: Understanding Ricciardi

    Recently Joe Posnanski, one of the best sportswriters in America, ranked the worst contracts in baseball (the piece is a must read). Not surprisingly, Posnanski ranks Vernon Wells's 7 year/$126 million dollar contract as the worst in baseball today...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 312 reads 1 comments

  24. Jim Thome: Free Agent at the End of the Season

    Jim Thome is one of the most interesting free agent cases out there this season. At 38 years old, Thome is still a very productive hitter and remains one of the top power threats in the American League with 20 home runs this season...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  25. The Future of Erik Bedard

    It was only two years ago that Erik Bedard was thought of as one of the best pitchers in the American League. Everyone remembers that the Mariners, in an act of desperation, gave up Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, and more to acquire Bedard from the Orioles...

    Josh Levitt Written by Josh Levitt about over 5 years ago 141 reads 0 comments