Roberto Mejia


Context is king.  This has very much flown out the window in the last few years as sound bites have joined forces with a 280 character-limit causing society to lose all ability to decipher what anything means in the greater sense.  As such, it feels like a good time to attempt to uncover it all for Brendan Rodgers and put...

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It’s not often the Colorado Rockies trade a player at the height of his value. While Troy Tulowitzki was notably traded to the Toronto Blue Jays at age 30, it followed three consecutive seasons of missing substantial time on the injured list and over $100M remaining on his contract made him less than a top commodity. Jason Jennings, the 2002 National League Rookie of the Year, was about to become one of the few traded at peak value following a fantastic 2006 season that still goes down as a top 10 all-time for purple pitchers. As part of that successful campaign (5.0 bWAR, seventh-best), Jennings tossed a complete game shutout at Coors Field against his future employer in Colorado’s 5-0…

This might not be controversial, but there typically isn’t anything super about a super-utility player. When a player is not overtly skilled at one position or cannot move to another place on the field without issue, their time in MLB may be limited… unless they are adequate enough to carry numerous types of mitts in their equipment bag. For Charlie Culberson, he’s made a career of playing anywhere he’s needed, and there is definite value in such a player. Plucked from the rival San Francisco Giants in 2012 via trade for the eventual National League Championship Series MVP Marco Scutaro, Culberson finished the season with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. In 2013, he split…