Zack Wheeler

Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

Salvador Perez and the defending World Series champion Royals may not even be the class of the AL Central this season
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Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

On Opening Day today every team in MLB has the same record and the same chance to win it all. There are favorites and dark horses, but ultimately nothing will be decided for six months. Many experts and analysts will make their picks on which teams will win the divisions or the wild cards as well as the major awards at the end of the season.

Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

In a game where anything can happen, expect the unexpected
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Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

Baseball is a funny game. A game with no time restriction, built on nuance, and forever romanticized. One of the best quirks about baseball is that anything can happen over the course of nine innings.

 

New York Mets 2014 Preview

Mets should enjoy better record, but still not contending
It feels like another bridge season for the Mets, with their ace on the disabled list all season. But it is safe to say that the team is transitioning, not merely rebuilding, and with more pricey veterans on the roster, expectations should tick upward.

The Mets have had five losing seasons in a row, tied with the Astros for the longest such streak in baseball. The streak coincides with the 2009 opening of Citi Field, where attendance has dropped every year.

Evaluating the New York Mets 40-Man Roster

Every player ranked, plus a few prospects
The Mets currently have very little money committed past 2014, and only two players with enough service to be free agent eligible — David Wright and Jonathon Niese — signed for 2014. The future is not now for this club, but the future is getting brighter.

Between the end of the World Series and Opening Day every winter, fans are inundated with lists. Rankings of the best shortstop, the best left-handed relievers, the best leadoff men, the best second basemen in runs saved, the best right-handed pinch-hitter in road games in July and more. So, while life can be rather boring without 15 baseball games every night, over the next few weeks I’ll rank players on every 40-man roster.

Carlos Beltran traded to San Francisco — a win-win-win deal

Finally, an MLB trade where everybody wins (Yes, including the Mets)
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Finally, a trade where everybody wins. Carlos Beltran gets his wish to play for a winning team with a shot at the playoffs--The San Francisco Giants--while playing to impress baseball executives before a winter of free agency.