10 Low-Cost MLB Deals Paying Dividends

We’ve spent some time looking at one-year MLB deals recently, with separate posts checking in on the highest-paid position players, starters, and relievers. More often than not, the results have been underwhelming for those players. There’s still time for turnarounds, but we’re already one quarter of the way through the full duration of those contracts.…

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10 Early-Season Breakout Relievers

The pitching arms race is in a fascinating place. There’s velocity everywhere you look. Pitch development and analysis has grown by leaps and bounds. Physical tools interact with tunneling and sequencing/location strategies. It’s an ever-changing landscape, leaving ample room for players to emerge — particularly in the relief realm, where a hurler may only be…

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The Market Landscape For Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez’s first trip through the free-agent process didn’t treat him well this winter, but being a free agent who’s already stretched out in mid-April — he threw 93 pitches in his last Triple-A start with the Yankees — should lead to more interest in the lefty. Clubs throughout the league might have been content…

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Nick Burdi Suffers Arm Injury

Pirates reliever Nick Burdi was removed from his appearance tonight after suffering an apparent arm injury. After throwing a pitch, he immediately fell to the mound and grabbed his biceps in obvious pain. There’s no indication as of yet as to the seriousness of the injury, but the clubhouse reaction left no more cause for…

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Editor’s Note

All of the writers, recurring features, analysis and podcast links previously found on the Hang Time Blog can now be read on NBA.com and the NBA app. Exact same content, just a new home. We’ll see you over there. Thank you.

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