Steven Martano, Beyond the Box Score

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Beyond the Box Score

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Past articles by Steven:

Hot stove free agency arrived late

With the lockout over, it is now a sprint to fill out rosters and sign free agents. → Read More

Is 2022 the year that Joe Girardi gets the Phillies back to the playoffs?

Blown saves were the hallmark of the 2021 Phillies, but their bullpen additions so far leave much to be desired. → Read More

Marty’s musings: prepare for a tidal wave of transactions

After a near-100 day lockout, there’s lots to do before Opening Day. → Read More

Unless Boston spends big, their luck will likley run out in 2022

By spending on some free agents post-lockout, the Red Sox can make-or-break their 2022. They are much more likely to go cheap than to go big. → Read More

2022 AL East Predictions

BtBS staff predicts the winner of the most hotly contested division in Major League Baseball → Read More

Ryan Zimmerman’s retirement ends connections to the Nats’ early-days

With Ryan Zimmerman’s retirement baseball loses another of a dying breed: the one-franchise player. → Read More

Marty’s musings: delayed Spring Training looms

We’re on the cusp of Spring Training with no deal in sight. → Read More

David Ortiz is the lone inductee into the Hall of Fame class of 2022

Despite PED controversy and borderline numbers, David Ortiz has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. → Read More

Is Bobby Grich stealthily Hall of Fame worthy?

The former Orioles and Angels second baseman deserves more of a look for enshrinement into Cooperstown. → Read More

Mariners’ long-time third baseman Kyle Seager is retiring

After a solid decade-long career, Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager is calling it quits. → Read More

The Mets announced they hired veteran skipper Buck Showalter

In hiring Buck Showalter as manager, the Mets prioritized seniority and turnaround experience above all else. → Read More

Gil Hodges’ legacy finally earned him a ticket to Cooperstown

When character outweighs performance. → Read More

Marty’s musings: the stove is red-hot

With a potential labor stoppage looming, teams are scrambling to sign free agents this week. → Read More

Coming off a career year Nick Castellanos is going to get paid

Reds’ slugger Nick Castellanos’ opt-out came at exactly the right time. → Read More

Javier Báez may be the sneaky-good pick for middle-infield suitors

Javy Báez’ resurgence in New York positions him as a top-dozen free agent in this year’s class. → Read More

Will Toronto take the plunge on a multi-year Robbie Ray deal?

From a 6+ ERA in 2020 to a Cy Young finalist in 2021,, Robbie Ray is a free agent with considerable upside. → Read More

Marty’s musings: Atlanta takes down Houston and a major retirement announcement from San Francisco

Atlanta brings home a championship led by a most unlikely World Series MVP. → Read More

Jorge Soler’s unlikely rise from deadline addition to World Series MVP

From scrap-heap trade deadline add to World Series MVP, Jorge Soler’s last 100 days demonstrates why there’s so much to love about baseball. → Read More

Marty’s musings: Atlanta’s well-positioned heading into Game Six

With favorable pitching matchups in Games Six and Seven, this is Atlanta’s World Series to lose. → Read More

Like it or not, the Astros are probably going to win the 2021 World Series

The Astros are a much better team in comparison to the Braves. A look at how Houston is likely to defeat Atlanta. → Read More