The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 right fielders

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. The last time around we took a look […]

The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 shortstops

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. We’ve already taken a look at first […]

Why George Springer should be Giants’ Mookie Betts free-agency Plan B

No, $310 million isn’t a smokescreen. That’s what the Giants offered Harper in February 2019 before the former NL MVP eventually signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper, at 26 years old, was the rare free agent who made sense for the rebuilding Giants to offer such a larger, and long (12 years), contract. So, who’s next in line for the […]

Every MLB Team’s Most Underrated Player

It’s been about two months since MLB shut down due to the coronavirus, and we’ve spent the time without baseball reflecting on it. We’ve assembled our ideal rotations, analyzed the impact of a lost season and considered the effect a prolonged suspension of play could have on legacies. Now it’s time to look at the most under-appreciated […]

Who Ya Got: Aaron Judge or Christian Yelich for the Rest of His MLB Career?

You’re starting an MLB franchise today (or once the COVID-19-related hiatus ends), and you have to choose between two franchise players: the New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich. It’s an enviable decision, obviously. Both are multitalented outfielders in the midst of their primes with MVP-caliber tools. But if you’re forced […]

Inside the numbers: What’s changed about Tom Brady since last year?

Tom Brady was living in the middle lane against the Chiefs. The Patriots quarterback didn’t have much use for most of the field on Sunday, and looking left or right only led to poor results. Brady got what was right in from of him. And, well, that was about it. The loss to Kansas City […]

Cody Bellinger’s MVP credentials include superior defense at three positions

Cody Bellinger’s 2019 regular season concluded in the second inning Sunday with a walk. The Dodgers decided it wasn’t worth risking injury on the regular season’s final day with nothing on the line. Matt Beaty replaced him as a pinch-runner. Hugs from coaches and teammates awaited Bellinger in the dugout. There’s a good chance it […]

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