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The Athletic: Minding Jake Arrieta’s Gap

My latest for The Athletic addresses Jake Arrieta’s ongoing free agency and the gap between his asking price and actual value, which appears to be one of the key factors behind his continuing unemployment.

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Posted by on February 26, 2018 in My Writing

 

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MLB Now: Feb. 6

Here are some clips from my appearance on MLB Now on Monday with Dan O’Dowd, Joel Sherman, and host Scott Braun.

On George Springer’s two-year contract with the Astros, buying out two of his three arbitration years:

https://streamable.com/m/1874256683

On the teams in the middle that should be aggressive right now in pursuit of a possible playoff berth (I focus on the Twins):

https://www.mlb.com/video/share/which-teams-should-be-buyers/c-1874256183?tid=7417714

On Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto’s request for a trade:

https://www.mlb.com/video/share/will-realmuto-get-traded/c-1874257183?tid=7417714

On the top 10 pitchers right now, who’s number one, and where Stephen Strasburg fits on the list:

https://www.mlb.com/video/share/will-realmuto-get-traded/c-1874257183?tid=7417714

As for the top seven pitchers I mention in that clip, here’s my list, with the caveat that this was a hastily assembled list assembled while researching other topics in the small window between our production meeting and air time. Given more time, I might return a slightly different result:

1. Max Scherzer
2. Corey Kluber
3. Clayton Kershaw
4. Chris Sale
5. Justin Verlander
6. Madison Bumgarner
7. Zack Greinke

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in TV and video

 

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Postseason Coverage: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

I have five pieces up on SI.com today, so rather than send out five tweets about them, I thought I’d put the five links here for one-stop shopping. They are:

Enjoy!

 
 

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