Edwin Diaz. Jose Altuve. Rhys Hoskins. Gavin Lux. Brendan Rodgers. All are injured and out for significant portions of the 2023 season (in the cases of Diaz, Hoskins and Lux, it looks like the entire season), so their respective teams would be wise to test the trade market for replacement help. Meanwhile, the Yankees’ rotation has been decimated, at least temporarily. Luis Severino, Carlos Rodon, and Frankie Montas are all on the IL. Clarke Schmidt has gone from likely bullpen arm to...

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How is our model doing vs. real-life trades? As of January 31: Total trades: 39 Total trades accepted by our model: 33 Acceptance rate: 84.6% Variance: +/- 4.0 While we think that’s pretty good, we actually think the model is doing even better. That’s because the publicly available sources we rely on for data -- both for projections and prospect ratings -- release their updates sporadically throughout the offseason. Sometimes real-life trades occur before our model has been...



After a surprising three-year stretch from 2013-15 during which the team averaged more than 93 wins, the Pittsburgh Pirates seem to have fallen back into mediocrity. Their three consecutive NL Wild Card appearances left some thinking they were ready to take the next step forward in the competitive NL Central, but in the three seasons since they have not been able to distance themselves from the .500 mark. Their 2019 season has not gone as planned, as they currently sit at the bottom of their...