In its triumphant 2018 return, the M-Sabermetric All-Star series dives into all things plate discipline, highlighting the MLB positional leaders in O-Swing%.
Do the Orioles have a chance of overtaking the Red Sox for the division title next year? (Spoiler: No.)
A few weeks ago, I examined the five best trades from the 2018 trade deadline. Unfortunately, not every trade can be a winner. A great example from 2017 is the Yankees’ trade for Sonny Gray. The Yankees traded three highly-ranked prospects for former all-star Sonny Gray. Since coming to New York, Gray’s performance has been nothing short of disappointing, accumulating an ERA of 4.51 and a FIP of 4.40. Disastrous trades, like this one, happen every season and they can greatly damage teams in the hunt for a championship. Here are the five worst trades of 2018 based on the performance of the traded player and the perceived potential of the players given up.
Machado was the best player moved at the trade deadline, but does he win the title of best trade acquisition?