If you're here at MLB Daily Dish for just the latest trade rumors, transactions, and news from around the Majors, you've made a good start but you're missing a vital part of what we offer every single week: original editorial content and analysis.
Seriously, don't miss out. They're a bit longer-form, they usually take a stand or a position and they're usually awesome. I highly encourage you to read them, comment in them, and perhaps start a fanpost if you have a longer response. Anything other than apathy, I guess.
Here's a few of our original editorials and analysis from the over the past several weeks:
- First, you should check out my interview with the much-maligned Yuniesky Betancourt. Some of that he deserves, some of it he doesn't. Here, I give him a chance to respond to some of the criticism he's received and an opportunity for you guys to get to know him outside of baseball a little bit. Fun read, I think.
- Our weekend editor Matt Sullivan takes an extended look at 5 Pitchers who could hit the trade market soon, and some of his findings might surprise you.
- Here's Nathan with his take on the Scott Boras era and how the new CBA puts his reign of laddering-terror at risk. I question the conclusion, but you should decide for yourself. Good read.
- You simply must read Steph Bee's take on how Justin Upton accidentally helped the Mariners by declining that trade. Note: this article took place before the Mike Morse trade, which makes it a pretty funny read in retrospect.
- Another one from Steph here, where she looks at 5 potential starting options for the Colorado Rockies. It's a good read for fans of basically every bad team -- and a bleak but not hopeless look at what GMs of the same are seeing.
- Here's Cee Angi on providing a potential un-explored way the the Atlanta Braves might solve their issues between shortstop and third. Platoon Martin Prado, of course. Not a predictable solution, but that's why she's writing and you aren't.
- Cliff Corcoran has another funny-in-retrospect-of-the-Morse-trade piece, saying here that only Yoenis Cespedes is safe in the Oakland Athletics having 5 outfielders and 2 first basemen but only 5 spots in which to squeeze them problem.
- Mike Bates takes on the problem with old closers, and what the Pirates have in Jason Grilli.
- Marc Normandin tries to clear the noise on the Mike Morse trade and looks for answers in the Mariners' outfield.
- Finally, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, BGC ranks The best black baseball players of all time. (PART 1 | PART 2) Holy crap what an impossible task! Well he did it anyway and the results are worthwhile, I think. I disagreed here and there, but you should definitely take a look and tell us what you'd do differently.
Until next time!