Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.
Buster Olney writes that the AL MVP vote proved voters consider playing for a winning team to be a big part of the "most valuable" argument. Matt Kemp may not be able to overcome this in the NL MVP voting. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.
It's one thing to be chasing a Triple Crown. But consider where Albert Pujols and Joey Votto are standing. Both are in contention for the crown, and the NL Central -- and an MVP award -- could hang in the balance, writes Buster.
While wins might be a statistic newer generations of stat-savvy fans are more dismissive of, it's hard to deny the unreal discrepancy between games the Rockies win when Ubaldo Jimenez pitches and the amount they lose when he doesn't.