Paul Sporer has been writing about baseball for 12 years for Baseball Prospectus and other websites. Born and raised in Detroit, Paul now lives in Austin, TX where he adores the weather and spends the bulk of free time watching baseball games - both live and on TV - and putting his beagle Curtis in the dryer for hilarious photo ops.
MLB Predictions 2013: Bold American League Player Prophecies
Opening Day in MLB is here. It’s time for predictions. You will see predictions on divisions, award winners, rookies who will shine, and veterans who will fade. Just about anything you can think of will be predicted. One of the more fun exercises in MLB prediction season is the &ldqu…
MLB Baseball Preview 2013: National League East
Opening Day is right around the corner with a 12-game slate on April 1st (technically it’s March 31st with Texas heading to Houston – likely a token from MLB to Houston for moving to the AL without incident) followed by another seven on April 2nd that will see the remaining fou…
MLB Preview 2013: Will Gamble on Melky Cabrera Pay Off For Blue Jays?
Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton were the big-ticket items in free agency this winter, but the intrigue belonged to Melky Cabrera. How would his dismissal from the World Champion San Francisco Giants, and his suspension for performance enhancing drugs, impact his contract? He would leave money on the …
MLB Preview 2013: Los Angeles Angels Have Three of the Top Hitters in AL…But Then What?
When a baseball team’s lineup has three potential first round fantasy picks in it, including one of the contenders for #1 overall, you tend not to worry about the offense.