BallEight.com – Brandon Crawford Inks 6-year Extension with Giants

Less than a week since being named the National League Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winner at shortstop, Brandon Crawford has signed a six-year deal to remain with the San Francisco Giants through the 2021 season. Currently 28 years old, this deal puts Crawford under contract through his age 34 season and gives the … More BallEight.com – Brandon Crawford Inks 6-year Extension with Giants

BallEight.com – A New Golden Age of Shortstops

A quiz: A-.313/.353/.482, 122OPS+B-.306/.342/.534, 123OPS+C-.314/.370/.430, 101OPS+ Rookie yrs: Jeter/Nomar/Lindor Can you guess who's who? #MRR — Middle Relief Report (@MRRblog) October 7, 2015 Now, even the most casual baseball fan has heard of Derek Jeter and I’m willing to bet that most fans born before the year 2000 have heard of Nomar Garciaparra. However, unless … More BallEight.com – A New Golden Age of Shortstops

The Worst Contract Nobody is Talking About

The other day I was aimlessly scrolling through Twitter and reading baseball stuff when a tweet from The Sporting News caught my eye – “MLB free agents: The 10 worst contracts still on the books“. Usually I don’t care for the list-style slideshow “articles” that so many of the junk media outlets use for clickbait nowadays, … More The Worst Contract Nobody is Talking About

The Stove is Officially Hot – Mariners, Rays Complete 6-Player Swap

Welcome back all! I know it’s been a while (or, at least, it feels that way to me) but I’m back, on the heels of the first deal of the 2015-16 offseason (at least, the first deal involving major league players) which was completed sometime yesterday by the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays. As … More The Stove is Officially Hot – Mariners, Rays Complete 6-Player Swap