Author Archives: John Lepore

About John Lepore

Founding Partner, Chief Editor, and Baseball Analyst for The Scorecrow. Follow us on Twitter @thescorecrow and @jball0202. Also, check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

Anthony Rendon Signs With the Los Angeles Angels

John Lepore | December 12th, 2019

Anthony Rendon has signed with the Los Angeles Angels for 7-yrs/$245 million. There are no deferred payments, he has a full no-trade clause and there are no opt-outs. The former Washington Nationals third baseman has been one of the best in the game for a few years now. Let’s take a look at what he brings to his new squad.

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Modern Baseball Era HOF Ballot

John Lepore | December 8th, 2019

The Modern Baseball Game committee will announce their inductees tonight. There are 10 people on the ballot, but unfortunately, the committee members can only vote for four. I am going to run down the four candidates I would vote for if I were on the committee.

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Zack Wheeler Signs With the Philadelphia Phillies

John Lepore | December 4th, 2019

Zack Wheeler has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for 5 yrs/$100+ million. Now over four years removed from Tommy John surgery, the righty looks to continue his progression toward being an ace with his new team. Let’s take a look at who the Phillies are getting.

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Cole Hamels Signs With the Atlanta Braves

John Lepore | December 4th, 2019

Left-hander Cole Hamels has signed with the Atlanta Braves for one year at $18 million as per Jeff Passan. Hamels will be 36 years old later this month but still can offer some solid innings. Let’s take a look at what the Braves are getting.

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Yasmani Grandal Signs with the Chicago White Sox

John Lepore | November 21st, 2019

The Chicago White Sox have opened up the checkbook and signed catcher Yasmani Grandal to a franchise-record 4-year/$73 million contract. The rebuild on the South Side just got a nice boost and it looks like Rick Hahn wants it ahead of schedule.

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Minnesota Twins 2019 Season Recap

John Lepore | November 18th, 2019

The Minnesota Twins finished the season with 101 wins crossing the 100-win mark for just the second time ever (102 wins in 1965). The Bomba Squad set the Major League record for homers in a season with 307, but they couldn’t get past their playoff kryptonite in the New York Yankees and fell 3-0 in the ALDS. Let’s take a look at how the season went, and what’s on the horizon for the Twins.

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Final Destination: Where Will Stephen Strasburg Go?

John Lepore | November 3rd, 2019

Stephen Strasburg has opted out of the remaining four years of his contract with the Washington Nationals. The World Series MVP is now a free agent. So after walking away from $100 million, where will the 31-year-old righty go now? Let’s take a look at the likely destinations.

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