Is Evan Longoria Related To Eva Longoria?

Evan Longoria is headed to San Francisco. Yesterday (December 20th, 2017), the Rays traded their franchise cornerstone to the Giants. Longoria will now be playing third base in California’s bay area. Six hours away, actress Eva Longoria lives in Hollywood. Obviously the two have similar names, but is Evan Longoria related to Eva Longoria? The … Continued

What Are The Luxury Tax Rules In Baseball?

The luxury tax, otherwise known as the Competitive Balance Tax, is essentially a soft payroll ceiling. The purpose of the tax is to reduce the advantage of large-market teams that can afford to spend more money. Baseball teams in smaller markets (such as the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals and Milwaukee Brewers) can’t afford to … Continued

Nippon Professional Baseball: 3 Fast Facts About Japan’s Pro Baseball League

Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) has agreed to post their premier player Shohei Ohtani; this posting process will make him available for any of the 30 Major League Baseball teams to sign. Ohtani is often referred to as the Japanese Babe Ruth, and excels as both a pitcher and hitter. He has played for the Nippon-Ham Fighters … Continued

What Are Trevor Hoffman’s Hall of Fame Chances for 2018?

The Hall of Fame ballot has been released for 2018, and Trevor Hoffman is one of 33 players on it. Over the next few weeks, members of the Baseball Writers Association of America will make their final voting decisions. BBWAA writers can vote for a maximum of ten players the believe should be immortalized in … Continued

What Is The Non-Tender Deadline In MLB?

The non-tender deadline for 2017 is fast approaching. This year, the deadline falls on December 1st at 11:59pm EDT. By that point, teams must decide whether or not they will tender contracts to each of their arbitration-eligible players. Those players who aren’t tendered contracts will be eligible to negotiate with all 30 MLB teams. So … Continued

Who Is Jay Jaffe? 5 Facts About The JAWS System Creator

The Hall of Fame ballot for 2018 was recently released. Many baseball pundits are discussing which players have a chance to be enshrined forever in Cooperstown, Ohio. Voters within the BBWAA each use their own logic and statistics to determine who will be on their ballot. One stat we’ll hear floating around in a lot … Continued

What Does JAWS Stand For In Baseball?

With the recent release of the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, you may be seeing some advanced stats pop up. One of those stats is JAWS, which is used exclusively to determine a player’s Hall of Fame worthiness. So what does JAWS stand for in baseball? The answer is “Jaffe WAR Score”, and it’s a … Continued

Chipper Jones: MLB Hall of Fame Case for 2018

The MLB Hall of Fame ballot for 2018 is in, and Chipper Jones is on it! Members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) have 33 Hall of Fame candidates to choose from this winter. They can vote for a maximum of 10 players they think should be honored as all-time greats. Any player … Continued

Doug Fister Is a Huge Bargain for the Texas Rangers

According to a report from Evan Drelich of NBC Sports Boston, Doug Fister and the Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year contract worth $4MM in guarantees. The contract also includes a club option for 2019 that could reach $7MM if certain performance incentives are met. Earlier this month, Dave Cameron of Fangraphs listed Doug Fister … Continued

Jim Thome: MLB Hall of Fame Case for 2018

The MLB Hall of Fame ballot for 2018 is in, and Jim Thome made the list! Members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) have 33 Hall of Fame candidates to choose from this winter. They can vote for a maximum of 10 players they think should be honored as all-time greats. Any player … Continued

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