Dellin Betances has been a star reliever for the New York Yankees but he may not spend his entire career with the organization.
Moneyball makes you think you’re watching the death of irrational romance in baseball. Instead, you’re watching the link between the anecdotal and the analytical.
It was Jimmy Nelson’s year before an awkward slide back into first base Friday evening ended his season.
Josh Bell‘s emergence isn’t just a great rookie campaign. He may singlehandedly keep the Pirates’ window of contention open.
It hasn’t been a great season in Pittsburgh. Entering play Tuesday night, the Pirates are 66-72, virtually out of postseason contention and mired in everything from off-field issues (Jung Ho Kang) to PED issues (Starling Marte) to a particularly nasty spate of injuries throughout the season, to a team that was already considered by some to be approaching the downside, close to having to blow components of the big league club up and begin rebuilding.
Enter Josh Bell.
From the time the New York Yankees expressed interest in Sonny Gray up until they surrendered three prospects for the Oakland Athletics top hurler, the potential union between both sides was never seen as a slam dunk.
Currently sitting at 70-62 and firmly entrenched in the postseason race, the New York Yankees’ season can only be considered a success. While the strong play of youngsters Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino have helped tremendously, the story of this season has been slugger Aaron Judge.
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Baseball is often a game of defying expectations, but the Milwaukee Brewers may have taken it to a point of absurdity in 2017.
We’re not being melodramatic, either. This weekend will define the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers.
When the New York Yankees signed Aroldis Chapman to a five-year, $86 million contract this offseason, many viewed it as a win-win.