Swings and Takes: Rooks and Grandsons

This is the most dangerous time of the year to be a baseball analyst, not because our fingers are developing blisters from the extra in-season typing or because we narrowly dodged a screaming line drive foul ball at the last game we attended, but because it is Small Sample Size Reaction Season. It can almost be equated to the guy in college who thinks he understands how to break down the intricacies of the global economy into Supply and Demand after taking Economics 101 his freshman year; we do not know nearly as much as we think we know at this point. Last season, around this same time, we thought Matt Chapman might break the bank in free agency on the strength of potential MVP votes with a .380/.457/.718 triple slash line. Conversely,...


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