Robbie Hyde


Robbie Hyde hosts his own MLB-focused YouTube channel.   Since losing in the 2021 ALCS, the Red Sox have endured the misery of back-to-back last place finishes, dismissing Chaim Bloom from his role as Chief Baseball Officer, and attempting to right the course by bringing in former Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow to lead the way. Like many others, Breslow came in and knew immediately that expectations would be through the roof, especially with the ill-fated “full-throttle”...

Kohl Wileczek


At the end of every offseason, baseball fans have to look back and think, They can’t keep getting away with this.  The Los Angeles Dodgers, over the last 10 seasons, have a record of 939-580 while also making the playoffs all ten of those years, including a World Series championship in 2020. The long track record of success can be traced back to their development system and their ability to acquire and retain some of the biggest talents in the league. In the 2024 offseason alone,...



by Jacob Taylor   After a few years developing a reputation as a bit of a front office golden boy with the A’s and Dodgers, Farhan Zaidi took the job of President of Baseball Operations with the Giants in November 2018. He brought with him a reputation for being highly analytical, and he was expected to leverage that mindset in a value-conscious way. But has he?  His team enjoyed one standout season, 2021, that, in retrospect, was driven largely by the old core of aging...

John Meloche


Every spring I play out this internal dialogue where I think to myself: the Rays really can’t be that good again this season, right? The luck has to eventually run out. I’m perplexed as I pore over their roster and depth charts filled with unknown names of waiver-wire pickups and trade acquisitions, and occasionally what looks like a player on a savvy free-agent deal.  Yet, I know that while I don’t know where they managed to find these players, inevitably the Rays will...

Shawn Bergeron


During an offseason that has had many fanbases bemoaning their teams’ inactivity, the Braves have stood out as one of the few very active teams. Atlanta’s freshly-extended President of Baseball Operations Alex Anthopoulos, perhaps best known for his trademarked extension strategy, has been on a trade rampage, completing nine of them between November and the time of this writing.  Though Braves fans are probably grateful they’ve consistently had moves to discuss this...

Ethan Pechersky


The Cleveland Guardians limped to a 76-86 record in 2023, good for third place in a wretched American League Central division. However, that same division doesn’t look to be drastically improved heading into 2024 (perhaps especially after the Twins traded Jorge Polanco), and Cleveland has some exciting young players like Bo Naylor, Gabriel Arias and Brayan Rocchio that could take a step forward this coming season. So can they do more to be competitive? What Have They Done So Far? The...



Coming off a season where the Reds far exceeded expectations, one of the biggest questions in Cincinnati is: can they compete for a playoff spot? With a strong returning core of young talent including the likes of Hunter Greene, Spencer Steer, Matt McLain, and Elly de la Cruz, many fans expect big things from the team moving forward. So what can they do to continue to elevate their talent on the field? And how do they stack up compared to the rest of the NL Central?   Biggest offseason...



After getting absolutely nothing for Shohei Ohtani, the Angels are now facing a tough future. Their other superstar, Mike Trout, is now 32, past his prime years, and struggling to stay healthy. Just as importantly, their farm system is the worst in baseball – and the team weakened it even further by trading away top prospects at the deadline in 2023. Rationally, then, the case seems obvious: it’s time to rebuild. The team should just recognize reality, admit that they don’t...



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Joshua Iversen


Editor’s note: Welcome back to the Roster Revamp series! In each article, BTV Associate Editor Joshua Iversen will be completing a team’s offseason by compiling different user-submitted proposals from the site’s trade boards into a single plan. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. — It was another disappointing year for the Boston Red Sox, as they were once again overtaken by smaller-market teams in the competitive AL East en route to their second consecutive...