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Evan Davis


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Past articles by Evan:

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ is Joel Coen’s Latest Opus, Drawing Direct Inspiration From Orson Welles

Coen hasn’t specifically cited Welles’s film as an influence, but anyone who has seen the Welles version couldn’t miss the link if they tried. → Read More

‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Review: All Hail Bran The Boring, The New King Of Westeros (For Some Reason)

Never forget that the showrunners decided to lose Bran for an entire season because there wasn't enough of a story to keep him going. → Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 5 Review: Long Live The Mad Queen

From the moment she ate the stallion's heart and looked on smugly at the death of her brother way back in Season 1, Daenerys has been possessed of a monomaniacal belief in her own destiny. → Read More

‘Game Of Thrones’ Recap: Nobody Can See Past the Wheel to Break It

Tragedy has reared its ugly head in Westeros, and there doesn't appear to be any escape. → Read More

‘Game Of Thrones’ Recap: Let’s Hear It For “The Long Night” Director Miguel Sapochnik

This episode brought us a 78-minute battle sequence that was nothing less than Miguel Sapochnik's magnum opus as a director. → Read More

‘Game Of Thrones’ Recap: “Winterfell” (Season 8, Episode 1)

True colors will out in the end. → Read More

The Epistemology of Hitting; or, What Constitutes a Fact about Nolan Arenado?

As we pursue truth, are we striving too much for certainty? → Read More

Jose Berrios Should Be Full-Fledged Ace For Twins This Year

Jose Berrios did a fine job of washing the bad taste of 2016 out of his mouth. The 23-year-old Puerto Rican right-hander put in the work last year that most expected of him when he was a prospect, following a 2016 campaign that proved worrisome for his future. Berrios logged 144 1/3 innings in 25 […] → Read More

Should Blue Jays Trade Josh Donaldson?

The Toronto Blue Jays are at a crossroads, particularly with their former American League Most Valuable Player, Josh Donaldson. Their trade to get Donaldson back in the 2014-15 offseason helped spark their run to two consecutive ALCS appearances, and bolster the already lethal power unit of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. Donaldson was the first […] → Read More

Angels are finally going for it — really going for it

The Los Angeles Angels are going for it… and I mean going for it. As the offseason began, the team had surprised most by scraping together 80 wins amid injuries to Mike Trout and every starting pitcher they had. Andrelton Simmons hit enough to complement his defense and become one of the best players in […] → Read More

What Does Brandon Morrow Bring To The Cubs?

The hot stove is getting awfully toasty now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton have found new homes. Sunday’s big deal involved a two-year, $20-22 million deal for former Dodger relief ace Brandon Morrow with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs needed bullpen help, and Morrow was one of the best late-inning guys in baseball last […] → Read More

Why would the Padres want Eric Hosmer?

Apparently, the San Diego Padres want a superstar this winter. Ken Rosenthal first reported that the Friars are seriously considering signing Eric Hosmer. Our own Jon Heyman expanded on the original report, with the Padres apparently placing real weight on Hosmer’s leadership qualities and potential presence as a veteran clubhouse capo when the team is […] → Read More

Here's What Makes Joey Votto Great

As the leaves change, the air crispens, and the Winter Meetings rapidly approach, the public must be reminded that no, Joey Votto will not be traded from the Cincinnati Reds. It’s natural for Red fans to wonder about a trade involving the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player, who has finished second and third in […] → Read More

The Value Of Jon Jay To An MLB Team In The Hunt

Jon Jay is coming off his best season in three years. Thanks to the rotating cast of the Chicago Cubs‘ outfielders, Jay was able to accrue more than 140 games and more than 400 plate appearances for the first time since 2014. He was an average player offensively and defensively, but a two-win player makes […] → Read More

Which MLB Teams Can Improve The Most This Offseason?

The offseason presents a tabula rasa for all 30 major league teams once the World Series draws to a close. The possibilities are endless. If they only make one more trade, or sign that big free agent, suddenly they are contenders. Of course, a litany of mitigating factors immediately guides those big dreams toward something […] → Read More

5 best fits for Jonathan Lucroy in free agency

Jonathan Lucroy has entered free agency at the worst possible time. The catcher is about to turn 32 after enduring the worst season of his career, bar none. He was ice cold at the plate, posting his lowest isolated power and wRC+ figures since his rookie campaign in 2010. Perhaps most glaring was the disappearance […] → Read More

Which Power Bat Should Red Sox Add This Winter?

The Boston Red Sox are in the hunt for power hitting. The team finished 24th in xwOBA, 27th in home runs and 28th in isolated power last year, in an age where offenses are driven by hard-hit airballs more than ever. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has already signaled he intends to rectify those […] → Read More

Which Free Agents Should Phillies Target This Offseason?

The Philadelphia Phillies had a tough year. Much of their young core was expected to take the next step. Instead, those players either regressed or treaded water. Aaron Nola was terrific and Rhys Hoskins was a shot of adrenaline in the season’s closing months, but the Phillies still finished with a .428 third-order winning percentage. […] → Read More

Valedictory Dingers: Home Runs In Farewell At-Bats

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary. → Read More

5 Bold MLB Offseason Predictions

Is the stove hot enough for you yet? Probably not. Aside from a few options picked up and declined, and the ink on Justin Upton’s five-year deal with the Angels not yet dry, we are about to embark on a four-month journey of trades, signings, arbitration threats, and other acts of derring-do from Major League […] → Read More