Tigers Get Their Shortstop (and another 1-year deal)

The Detroit Tigers are set to agree to a 1-year contract with former Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop, 32-year old Jordy Mercer.  The deal is worth $5.25mm with another $250k in incentives.  Think of Mercer as a poor man’s Jose Iglesias (Yikes!!).  The slugging is slightly higer, so expect a few more home runs and Mercer may…

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Rookie Cards of 2018 – Ronald Acuna Jr.

2018 was another solid year for rookies and rookie cards, as we saw major impact rookies make their debut with the likes of Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr., Juan Soto, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ozzie Albies, and Walker Buehler in the top tier. We also saw rookie cards for players who had a major impact last season, but didn’t have many cards out at…

Rookie Cards of 2018 – Shohei Ohtani

2018 was another solid year for rookies and rookie cards, as we saw major impact rookies make their debut with the likes of Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr., Juan Soto, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ozzie Albies, and Walker Buehler in the top tier. We also saw rookie cards for players who had a major impact…

The Bond of Baseball

My annual post in taking a moment to remember the game is much bigger then what we watch during the season. Opening Day, a day for happiness, a day that signifies that summer is on its way, a day that everyone is in first place, a day that every team still has a chance, a…

Top 100 MLB Prospects for 2018 by Sons of ’84

It’s that time of year again where we’re weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting, spring games, and excitement  for new beginnings in the baseball season.  With that excitement comes my annual Top 100 Prospects list, where we focus on young talent in the Minors.  To be clear, my list is about potential and not…