I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you this, but Mike Trout is unequivocally the best player in Major League Baseball at this point in time. His 54.4 WAR is the highest ever by a 26-year-old. He tied for 3rd in the Majors in WAR in 2017 despite missing over 40 games. He has
By Zane Harding The Cubs made a huge splash Saturday afternoon, inking All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish to a long-term contract. The 6-Year/$126M deal has a $21M AAV and is the biggest contract signed in this unprecedently slow off-season. By committing to Yu Darvish long-term, the Cubs immediately enter win-now mode and are all-in to win
(Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune) by Duncan Wallis This is the fifth installment of a multi-article series about the true value of the best MLB players. Today, we’re looking at the National League Central. For a brief introduction or a quick refresher on the basis of this discussion, check out the intro from our first Club-Friendly
(Scott Cunningham / Getty Images) by Duncan Wallis This is the fourth installment of a multi-article series about the true value of the best MLB players.
(Getty Images) by Max Brill Let me start by offering a comparison of three relief pitchers: A quick note on ERA+: it’s a metric that takes a pitcher’s total contribution on the mound and attempts to encompass it in one go by normalizing the pitcher’s ERA for park effects and era the pitcher played in.