December 8, 2013
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Original THT writer Bryan Smith returns with a guest piece highlighting his most likely headline-grabbers among prospects in 2007.
Bryan previews those lucky Cubs.
Bryan sits in an armchair with his crystal ball, recapping the winter that was ... 2004-2005.
Three trades? Wasn't the trade deadline more than a week ago? A managerial firing that didn't include Larry Bowa? Another Phillie injury? These questions get answered in full detail in the latest Comings and Goings.
A triumphant return from the All-Star Break leaves Bryan to mull over Ken Williams, Crime Dog, and Terry Ryan.
Not a huge week in terms of transactions, but an extension and Namee prospect give us a good place to start. More on Freddy Garcia, Josh Willingham and many more in the latest installment.
A recap of the holiday weekend's transactions include a managerial firing, two trades, and a batting champion's return.
A slow week in the transaction market leads to the signing of Pedro Astacio as one of the week's largest. Bryan has the dirty details in his latest installment.
A couple of big deals demand analysis, and Bryan looks at them from all the angles.
Bryan offers his take on the week's transactions, which include a trade, an extension, a free agent signing, and a superstar's return.
Bryan returns from Father's Day Weekend to a glut of transactions, including a trade for the tabloids.
Bryan looks into the past to foresee the future for Zack Greinke.
Bryan weighs in on the weekend transactions, including a few namely returns.
Bryan returns by analyzing the week's transactions that include the returns of Nomar, Wagner and Boomer.
Bryan's second look at last week's transactions, including a first-place team losing two big names.
Bryan takes a look at a week's worth of transactions, including one man's quest to join the 500 club.
Bryan examines the flaws of the major league draft and gives a few ideas for improving it.
Bryan reviews the weekend transactions, where some big names went down and some big prospects came up.
Bryan checks in on the weekend transactions, including a sign that the Expos might exist beyond 2004.
Bryan's first look into the wide, unexposed world that is minor league baseball.
Bryan takes a look at the transactions the past weekend brought us.
Bryan takes a look at the transactions from this week.
Bryan opens up his favorite computer program and gazes into the crystal ball for six lucky players.
The debut of THT's newest feature, Comings and Goings. This week, see what Bryan has to say about trades by Boston and Oakland, and a herd of DL visits.
After tweaking an old Bill James study, Bryan unearths some interesting facts about the Opening Day rosters this season.
We waited six months, but Bryan thinks the first few days of this season have made all 180 days worth it.
There is a different feeling around the North Side this year, one of optimism. Following a trip to the NLCS, the Cubs are now the favorites to win the National League Central. Will they live up to expectations or revert to the Lovable Losers?
No one expected the Royals to make noise last year, but Kansas City continued to be a factor well into the second half. How can a revamped stadium, a former MVP, an improved bullpen and a top prospect help the team?
Alex Rodriguez left the Seattle Mariners only to see their win total jump significantly. Will the same happen in Texas, where the Rangers are looking for big improvements from Mark Teixeira, Colby Lewis and Chan Ho Park?
Bad management has led the Brewers down the NL Central tubes for years, but there should be help on the way. Interesting stories like Scott Podsednik could lift the Brewers out of the NL Central basement for the first time in three years.
With the league's wildest pitcher, a pair of anti-sabermetric outfielders, and an aging, overrated first basemen, can the Devil Rays fulfill Lou Piniella's guarantee of exiting the cellar? With B.J. Upton on the horizon winning will come soon, and the Devil Rays can escape the "worst expansion team ever" remarks.