The Juan Yepez and bullpen strategies are sound, but they’d look even better with more rotation depth

Even for the highest spending teams in baseball, contributions from players making the league minimum salary are inevitably vital for a World Series championship--this should very much remain the case through the minimum salary bump that has come with the new collective bargaining agreement. The likes of Mookie Betts or Clayton Kershaw were obviously indispensible…

It shouldn’t have come to this

In 1889, future Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward, one of the premier players of early professional baseball, helped form the Players' National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs in retaliation to discontent with how players in the National League and American Association were being paid. The league's eight teams were populated largely by defectors…