The A's Teardown Is Not Going Well

The selloff in Oakland should have netted the A’s better value than they’ve received. Instead, based on our modeling, they’ve been getting the short end of the stick — and it’s getting worse.

The BTV Podcast #68: Breaking Down the Arraez/Lopez Trade

In this episode, we break down the Arraez/Lopez trade, the most recent free-agent signings, and provide an update on our reliever model.

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Trade Now... or at the Deadline?

Many fans think a team can get more for a trade candidate by waiting until the deadline in July, rather than trading them in the offseason. Is this true? We looked into a few scenarios to see.

The BTV Podcast #67: New Year, New Moves

In this episode, we break down the recent trades of Dalton Varsho and Gregory Soto, assess how the latest free agent signings look in our model, and scope out what’s next for the market.

The Most Underwater Contracts in Baseball, and Why

This offseason, some teams are once again paying a lot for free agents. But what happens down the road, if those contracts go south? Which ones look the worst now? And what are the common patterns of negative-value contracts?

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The BTV Podcast, Episode 69: The A’s Are Taking L’s

TradesPlayersWelcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) the A's recent string of losses in trades, a handful of Rays extensions, a pair of Red...

The A’s Teardown Is Not Going Well

TradesPlayersgrover contributed to this article. After riding their talented core of players to three straight postseasons, from 2018-2020, the Oakland A’s missed the playoffs in 2021, and the writing was on the wall. Most of their players were...

Trade Now… or at the Deadline?

TradesPlayersTell me if you’ve heard this one before: “They shouldn’t trade him now. He’ll be worth more at the deadline.” But is that really true? Or just a popular misconception? Let’s dig into some numbers to find out. We’ll look at a few...

The BTV Podcast, Episode 67: New Year, New Moves

TradesPlayersWelcome back to the Baseball Trade Values Podcast! In this episode, founder John Bitzer (@johnbitzer2) and Associate Editor Joshua Iversen (@jive_mlb) break down the Daulton Varsho/Gabriel Moreno deal, a pair of high-value extensions,...

Roster Revamp 2022-23: Minnesota Twins

TradesPlayersEditor’s note: For the first time this offseason, 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...