“Yankee Blockbuster” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 59)

“Yankee Blockbuster” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 59)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we take a look at the blockbuster trade that saw Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle exchange their White Sox pinstripes for Yankee pinstripes. Will this deal be enough to put the Yankees in true contention this year, or will they regret trading the uber-talented prospect Blake Rutherford?

With T-minus two months until the MLB Playoffs, which teams are true World Series contenders and which are pretenders?

On the verge of next week’s MLB Trade Deadline, which big name players may unexpectedly find themselves in new uniforms for the playoff stretch?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Yankee Blockbuster” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 59)”

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“MLB All-Buxton Teams” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 58)

“MLB All-Buxton Teams” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 58)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we take a look at the players at each position who have hurt their teams the most. Unlike the AL & NL All-Star Teams that played this past Tuesday, the “All-Buxton” teams are comprised of players who arguably better off sitting on the bench.

Which former All-Stars have descended into irrelevancy? Which team sports the most appearances on our rosters?

Jose Quintana was traded from the South-Side to the North-Side in a blockbuster deal, with the Cubs sending the White Sox a package of prospects, led by Baseball America’s #5 prospect, 20-year-old slugging outfielder Eloy Jimenez. Is the trade enough to pull the Cubs out of a free-fall and back to a World Series contender?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““MLB All-Buxton Teams” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 58)”

“Manny Machado, Future Cardinal” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 57)

“Manny Machado, Future Cardinal” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 57)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we recap the MLB All-Star Game voting results, the Logan Morrison vs. Gary Sanchez beef, and wonder what Manny Machado would look like in a Cardinals uniform.

Which players were snubbed from the ASG? Does Logan Morrison have a legitimate beef? Who will be moved at the July 31st MLB trade deadline?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Manny Machado, Future Cardinal” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 57)”

“MLB All-Star Game 2017: Full Team Projections” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 56)

“MLB All-Star Game 2017: Full Team Projections” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 56)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we dive into a heated discussion of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game rosters. We’ll fill you in on who the current leaders in voting are, going position-by-position for both the AL & NL team. Then we’ll let you know who will be suiting up for the game in Miami and who’ll be watching from their couch.

Kris Bryant or Nolan Arenado, dueling it out to man 3rd base for the NL. Is Eric Hosmer the most overrated player in baseball? Will Mr. Met be the only representative from Queens? Who will be the leading vote-getter, Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““MLB All-Star Game 2017: Full Team Projections” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 56)”

“Freddie Freeman, the 3rd Baseman?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 55)

“Freddie Freeman, the 3rd Baseman?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 55)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore a potential move of Freddie Freeman to 3rd base. The Atlanta Braves have been pleasantly surprised that Matt Adams has been swinging a hot bat at 1st base, filling in admirably for slugger Freddie Freeman. So it only makes sense that the Braves should try to keep both bats in the lineup right?

The MLB season kicked off with a series of prop bets by Ryan and Tom. Gary Sanchez vs. Buster Posey, who will have more HR + RBI? Seattle Mariners, under 82.5 wins. San Diego Padres, over 66.5 wins. Which of these bets would we like a refund on and which of these bets would we double-down?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Freddie Freeman, the 3rd Baseman?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 55)”

“The Aaron Judge Effect, Two-Way Players Are Here to Stay” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 54)

“The Aaron Judge Effect, Two-Way Players Are Here to Stay” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 54)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore talk about specialization in baseball, as it related to the MLB Draft. With multiple two-way players being taken in the top 5 picks of the 2017 MLB Draft, we have to ask: Is specialization dead?

Aaron Judge is a manchild. At 6′ 7″ and 282 pounds, Aaron Judge hopes to become one of only 12 other players, taller than 6′ 6″, in the history of the MLB to register 1,000 plate appearances. Will Aaron Judge’s success have an impact on the development and scouting of younger players?

The 10-Day DL has become a weapon for the deeper rosters in MLB to maximize their odds over the course of the MLB season. Does anyone believe Lance McCullers actually is suffering from the “lower back stiffness” the Astros used to place him on the 10-day DL this past Monday?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““The Aaron Judge Effect, Two-Way Players Are Here to Stay” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 54)”