Welcome to BFN, Sean Guest… It’s easy to forget just how good Jake Arrieta was in 2015. In 33 starts, he won a career-best 22 games, with an ERA of 1.77 en route to the National League Cy Young. HeRead more
The Boys of Spring – Part 2
The story so far – During a trip to watch Spring Training in Florida, I watched a Yankees/Phillies minor league game. I noted the names of six of the Phillies players, and resolved to follow them through the season toRead more
Three possible mystery teams in the Harper stakes
News will break shortly that the largest ever MLB free agent contract has been agreed. Will Bryce Harper sign it with one of the frontrunners or is there a mystery team? The favourites to land the superstar are the “spendingRead more
Give Hanley a Home!
Making his BFN debut, welcome Dan Roach… Admittedly as a Red Sox fan the first couple of days dealing with the Hanley Ramirez news involved a lot of tears and cursing the names of Dave Dombrowski, John Henry, Alex CoraRead more
Let’s watch Jorge Alfaro dominate with his arm
“Toolsy but raw” is a label we often see applied to prospects, scouting lingo for ‘he could be really good but he also could suck’. It was a term applied to Mike Trout (25th overall pick) and Donavan Tate (3rdRead more
Is the Price Right For Bryce?
As the Hot Stove seems to be giving everyone the chills so far this off-season with the lack of activity (other than a few short moments, thanks to Jeter); a lot of attention has been turned to what could beRead more
Post-Winter Meetings Transactions – Say Hello to the Angels!
Hey, so the Winter Meetings ended and then Ken Rosenthal lit the Hot Stove. Friday was a big one, here’s our take on the three top tier transactions. Carlos Santana to the Phillies (3 yrs, $60m) The Phillies have beenRead more
What next for the Phillies?
In West Philadelphia, born and raised is a team who don’t like yo’ spelling ways. They got Jerad, and Maikel and Jeanmar down there. Should they top it all off with Colby Rasmus’s hair?Read more