EP 1: The Swingman Podcast

Join us on the debut episode of our sister podcast, The Swingman Podcast, where Todd (@GoldyHappens & @TheSwingmanPod) will dive into MLB & real world baseball news on a regular basis providing transactional analysis, speculation, theoretical solutions, & more!

Nick Ahmed Deserves to Start

There's plenty of reasons why I trust Mike Hazen. Mike Hazen has just one season under his belt as Diamondbacks General Manager. Just like Kevin Towers, Hazen made the playoffs in his first season. We’ve seen radical Diamondback first year improvements under new leadership before, but we haven’t seen sustained success since the Jerry Colangelo... Continue Reading →

Projected Closers at the 2018 All-Star Break

In fantasy baseball, the closer’s role experiences the most turnover over the course of a season. Every year, guys who appear to be locks for high-end production fall off and get replaced. It is truly a never-ending battle for any fantasy owner. Sure, Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman, and Craig Kimbrel exist, but a premium price must be paid on Draft Day if an owner wants a virtual lock for a closer.

The Rebuild in the Burgh

Bob Nutting is the most hated man in Pittsburgh. Since 2007, Bob Nutting has been the majority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. That same year Nutting made Neal Huntington the General Manager of the club. Now 11 years later, Neal Huntington is the runner-up to Nutting in the “most hated man in Pittsburgh” race. In... Continue Reading →

D-Backs Offseason Thoughts

Lets talk some Diamondbacks baseball and MLB Hot Stove. Let's Talk J.D. and Manny The Diamondbacks Opening Day lineup WILL NOT feature J.D. Martinez or Manny Machado. The MLB Hot Stove has used its jedi mind tricks into giving D-Backs fans hope for a blockbuster caliber move. J.D. Martinez isn't going to turn down a... Continue Reading →

D-Backs Offseason Preview: 9 Questions

As we approach Thanksgiving, now is a great time to say thanks for all the things I am grateful for in the baseball world. First, a huge thank you to Mike Hazen and 2017 NL Manager of the year Torey Lovullo for turning around the Diamondbacks. Thank you, Archie Bradley for lighting this fan base on fire.

Hot Wings and Bold Predictions

Re-posted 7/14/17 - Written 3/17/17 (Pre-Season Bold Predictions Article) Bold Predictions are not all created equally. In some cases you have bold predictions like “Joey Votto is going to win the NL MVP”….In others you have Bold Predictions like David Ortiz resigns with the Red Sox after losing 78 lbs, and steals 40 bases on... Continue Reading →

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