Last year's MLB offseason progressed at a snail’s pace, but there has already been a flurry of activity this year. With the Winter Meetings in the rear-view mirror, it’s a good time to review the five biggest offseason moves to date.
Gerrit Cole in moving north. The three-time All-Star has agreed to a nine-year, $324 million contract with the New York Yankees that will make him the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. The deal comes just two days after the Washington Nationals re-upped World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to a then-record seven-year, $245 million deal.
Teams looking for starting pitching this offseason are in luck with a crowded market involving staff aces, reliable veterans and potential bargains. Here are the top 10 starters available on the open market this winter.
As the World Series heads back to Houston for Game 6, it seems like a good idea to peek into the future and rank the Top 10 free agents that could be on the market this offseason.
Staff aces will square off in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series. Oddsmakers have understandably set a very low total, which sets up an opportunity for Over bettors.
Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg have performed remarkably for their respective clubs this postseason, pitching to a 1.01 ERA and 7.22 strikeout-walk ratio in a combined 44 2/3 innings. But how do they stack up against some of the great playoff pitchers of all time? BetAmerica decided to do a little off-day digging to find out.
The New York Yankees will go head to head with the Houston Astros in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series that begins Saturday, October 12. It’s a rematch of a memorable 2017 ALCS that the Astros took in seven games en route to their first World Series title.
On the surface, the American League Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays seems like a classic David versus Goliath battle. In one corner, you have the 107-win Astros, who boast six All-Stars, two bona fide Cy Young candidates, the prohibitive AL Rookie of the Year, and a $168 million payroll. In the other corner, you have the Rays, a $60 million bargain basement team who plays their home games in a cavernous half empty stadium. Despite the obvious discrepancy, we believe there are three reasons why Tampa Bay can pull off a stunning upset over the AL West champs.
The Houston Astros, owners of baseball’s best record in 2019 at 107-55, play the winner of the AL Wild Card game, the Tampa Bay Rays, in a five-game divisional series beginning on Friday. Here’s how the two clubs stack up.
Houston Astros aces Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole made history in 2019 by becoming just the second pair of teammates to record 300+ strikeouts in the same season. Here are five more pitching tandems who made opposing players think twice about stepping into the batter’s box.