Is Chase Utley a Hall of Famer?

Chase Utley, the former second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, enters his first year of eligibility for Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Known for his exceptional combination of offensive and defensive skills, Utley played a crucial role in the Phillies’ success during their mid-2000s glory years. As the debate over his Hall of Fame… read more

Affected by Altitude: Meet Me In Nashville (feat. Paul Holden of Locked on Rockies)

In this week’s new episode of Affected by Altitude, Skyler is once again joined by a friend of the show and host of the Locked on Rockies podcast, Paul Holden. The Winter Meetings get underway in Nashville this week and Paul and Skyler try to speculate whether the Rockies will do anything significant while acknowledging… read more

Is Joe Mauer a Hall of Famer?

As the baseball world debates the merits of various players for Hall of Fame induction, one name that sparks significant discussion is Joe Mauer. The former Minnesota Twins catcher boasts a career that is nothing short of remarkable, leaving fans and analysts alike pondering whether his contributions to the game are worthy of a place… read more

My 2024 IBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot

It’s Hall of Fame voting season and fans eagerly peruse X waiting for the small drip of public ballots to see who writers from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America think are worthy of enshrinement in Cooperstown. The BBWAA is the official voter for the Hall of Fame (something I hope to be part of… read more

Is Matt Holliday a Hall of Famer?

The debate surrounding a player’s Hall of Fame candidacy often revolves around a combination of statistical achievements, longevity, and impact on the game. Matt Holliday enjoyed a highly productive offensive career over 15 seasons in Major League Baseball and his batting statistics paint a picture of consistency and excellence. However, as we delve into his… read more

Eugenio Suárez will boost the Diamondbacks lineup

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a significant move for the 2024 season on November 22 by acquiring Eugenio Suárez from the Seattle Mariners. As the Diamondbacks aim to strengthen their roster, Suárez’s arrival brings anticipation and curiosity about how his skills and performance will translate in his new environment. A known power bat, Suárez joins a… read more

Will Kyle Gibson Help the St. Louis Cardinals?

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the offseason with a goal to add to their starting rotation. Many believed they would bid heavily for the services of the top options on the market, and while that may still be the case, they have spent over $20 million to bring in two veteran starters in their mid-30s…. read more

What’s next for Brandon Woodruff?

Following last Friday’s non-tender deadline, teams across the league shook up their rosters further sending an influx of several more free agents into the market. One such team was the Milwaukee Brewers as they made an almost surprising move to non-tender right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff, 30, underwent shoulder surgery in October and is expected… read more

Affected by Altitude Episode 88: AFFCTD BY ALTD (feat. Patrick Lyons of DNVR)

This week, Skyler is joined by Patrick Lyons of DNVR Rockies to talk all about the Rockies’ offseason moves thus far. The team made an early move to boost their starting pitching by acquiring Cal Quantrill from the Cleveland Guardians. They also made several additions to the 40-man roster prior to the Rule-5 Draft while… read more

Can Cal Quantrill Help The Colorado Rockies?

The Colorado Rockies have made their first major trade of the offseason, acquiring right-handed pitcher Cal Quantrill from the Cleveland Guardians for minor league catcher Kody Huff. In addition, the Rockies designated reliever Tommy Doyle for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. At first glance, the trade seems like a win for Colorado… read more

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