What a difference a year makes. Just over a year ago, White Sox fans were feeling let down and disappointed after management failed to land star free agent Manny Machado. Now, many view that as a blessing in disguise. The Sox had a ton of money to shelve out this offseason and have an influx of young talented players ready to take the next step. Do they have enough to make a serious run this season?
To begin the trip around the diamond with our rankings for the 2020 Fantasy Baseball Season, we start with the catchers. Over the past few years, the catching position hasn’t been exactly overflowing with fantasy talent. Sure, there are a few guys who are consistently at the top, but overall it hasn’t been great. This year there are some familiar faces as well as a few guys who have made their way up the chart and look to have a breakout season. Let’s get it started.
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.
Let the fun begin. Playoffs? You’re talking about…playoffs? Yes, Jim Mora. Yes, we are. The best time of the year. Soon all four major sports will be playing at the same time. We can go back and forth discussing and arguing whether Major League Baseball should keep its current one-game Wild Card playoff setup, but the fact of the matter is, it’s downright entertaining. It’s exciting to watch two teams fight it out, with it all on the line, in a winner-take-all single-elimination style game. You never know what’s going to happen. The amount of drama and emotion hanging on the balance of every pitch is what makes baseball the greatest game in the world.
If you were to ask anyone which team would have the best winning percentage almost three weeks into the season, would you guess it was Tampa Bay Rays? Not you didn’t, don’t lie. They recently have won six of their last seven and Meadows was a significant contributor. The former first-round pick is taking advantage of his first opportunity at a major league starting gig. He had four home runs this week and led the league in AVG (.632), SLG (1.368), OBP (.708), and tied for the most RBI with 11. Continue reading →