Who are the best teams? Who are the worst teams? And just how good or bad are they? Dugout Central staff and readers are again challenged to predict win totals for all thirty MLB teams.
There was another close battle for the Dugout Central Challenge in 2012.
Pitchers and catchers have reported, and in most cases position players have started to trickle in as well. The Arizona Diamondbacks have their first “full-squad” workout later today, and by the weekend all teams will be going through the motions of getting ready for the new season.
This off-season was one of the strangest I can [...]
What are some baseball-y things having to do with the number 27?
By: Thomas Wayne
Best way to get a tried and true baseball fan riled up is to tell them who does or doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame when said fan carries an opposing opinion. We’ve all cried out for those who are in Cooperstown but shouldn’t be and those who have been left out [...]
Choo adds an element to the Reds game.
John looks at the Blockbuster Trade between the Rays and Royals, and weighs the odds that it brings playoff baseball back to KC.
National League ROY
1) Wade Miley, SP (ARI)
2) Nate Frazier, 1B/3B (CIN)
3) Bryce Harper, OF (WAS)
Miley made a big splash in his first full season as a big leaguer, going 16-11 and finishing 10th in the National League with a 3.33 ERA and sixth with a K/BB ratio of 3.89. Frazier gets the nod over Harper [...]
A few have suggested that the Giants might be missing something they need to make their final push towards their second title in three years.
Dan Szymborski of ESPN writes:
“When compared with left field alternates Gregor Blanco and Xavier Nady, that’s still enough to give Cabrera a 4-win edge over 162 games. ZiPS estimates the dropoff in team [...]
With the first season with second Wild Cards in effect, an exciting race is shaping up in the National League. Whereas in years past, the four NL playoff teams would have been decided by the start of the month, this year’s race features the Cardinals, Dodgers, Brewers, Pirates, Phillies, and Diamondbacks all within 5 games [...]
Can they keep getting outscored and make the playoffs?
Ahem. Happy 21st birthday, Mike Trout.
Mike Trout can finally have a legal drink…something he might have to do after he becomes just the third rookie in history to win the MVP award.
Trout is on a downright historic pace – for anyone, much less a dude born in 1991. He currently leads the American League in [...]