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Mound Musings: Checking in on NL Bullpens
7 days ago
Brad Johnson analyzes turmoil in the NL Bullpens, including in New York, where the Mets’ Edwin Diaz has struggled since joining the team.
Mound Musings: Checking in on AL Bullpens
14 days ago
One week in, Brad Johnson evaluates bullpens in the American League, including in Minnesota where Taylor Rodgers should continue to be the primary closer.
Mound Musings: Dusting Off the Crystal Ball
21 days ago
Brad Johnson visits the future to learn how the shortened season will play out, including predicting that Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox finish out of the playoff hunt.
Mound Musings: Please Fasten Your Seatbelts …
28 days ago
Brad Johnson tackles pitching questions popping up in relation to the abbreviated season and lists a few candidates who could move up the food chain with decent pitching, including the Reds’ Trevor Bauer.
Mound Musings: Opportunities Arise
35 days ago
Brad Johnson predicts top Houston prospect Forrest Whitley could slide into the Astros lineup toward the end of the year if he’s needed.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
42 days ago
Brad Johnson touches upon changes with the shorten season, and discusses the New York Yankee’s new ace Gerrit Cole in his Notable Rotation Ramblings.
Mound Musings: Play Ball!
49 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses the potential ramifications of a (very) shortened season and offers up his early pick for the NL Cy Young award, Cardinals' ace Jack Flaherty.
Mound Musings: 2020 First-Year Player Draft Edition
55 days ago
Brad Johnson lists several higher-ceiling arms he believes should add to your watch list, including Garrett Crochet, who was drafted 11th overall by the White Sox.
Mound Musings: How to Handle the Inevitable Injuries
62 days ago
Brad Johnson shares injury observations we often read about and discusses his approach to handling how they affect pitchers, including Chris Sale, who’s out for an extended time after having Tommy John surgery.
Mound Musings: The “Kids on Parade” Early Edition Watch List
69 days ago
Brad Johnson delves into guys who likely will arrive in the next year or two, including Nate Pearson, who’s on the fast track with the Jays.
Mound Musings: A Staff Awaiting Action
76 days ago
Brad Johnson breaks down his pitching staff, featuring Patrick Corbin, in a 16-team dynasty league, which drafted before the shutdown.
Mound Musings: The Flip Side of the Coin
83 days ago
Brad Johnson analyzes pitchers who had strong seasons last year but may want to be avoided this season, including the Red Sox’ Eduardo Rodriguez, whose 2019 WHIP raises red flags.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
90 days ago
While awaiting news on MLB’s return, Brad Johnson discusses pitchers with a good chance of having a bounce-back year, like Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell.
Mound Musings: The Sixth Man
98 days ago
This week, Brad Johnson focuses on potential six-man rotations and highlights higher profile kids like Detroit’s Casey Mize who could have opportunities later in the season.
Mound Musings: Seeking Future Closer; Auditions Will Be Ongoing
105 days ago
Brad Johnson discusses possible closer changes and highlights his 2019 Closer of the Year pick, Oakland‘s Liam Hendricks.
Mound Musings: I Have Faith, Baseball Will Return in 2020
112 days ago
Brad Johnson talks about injured pitchers who might be fully healthy once the season gets underway, including the Indians‘ Mike Clevinger.
Mound Musings: A Season Like No Other
119 days ago
Brad Johnson breaks down the possible scenarios in which MLB could start the season and how it might affect anticipated values of pitchers like Colorado’s Jon Gray.
Mound Musings: In Search of Value
126 days ago
Brad Johnson features a few pitchers who have the potential to provide value when the season begins, including Yu Darvish, who, when firing on all cylinders, is a top-10-pitcher.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
133 days ago
Brad Johnson outlines things on which he focuses when comparing pitchers for his teams, and in Notable Rotation Ramblings, he notes that Shohei Ohtani should be ready to pitch when the season resumes.
Mound Musings: Bullpens With Unanswered Questions
139 days ago
Brad Johnson examines bullpens that are in flux, like in Los Angeles where Ty Buttrey sits behind Keynan Middleton in the pecking order but offers good stuff according to Johnson.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL West
147 days ago
Brad Johnson finishes his preview of pitching around the league with the American League West, where in Los Angeles, Shohei Ohtani could be ready to start once MLB resumes.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL West
154 days ago
Brad Johnson analyzes the National League West, where in Colorado, German Marquez will be put to the test, when MLB play resumes.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL Central
161 days ago
Brad Johnson does a deep dive into AL Central pitching, where in Cleveland, Mike Clevinger is no longer a sleeper, and his draft day price will reflect that.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL Central
168 days ago
This week, Brad Johnson tackles the National League Central, where in St. Louis Jack Flaherty is the must-have arm.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL East
175 days ago
Brad Johnson breaks down AL East pitching, where in Baltimore John Means had a surprisingly good season last year, but Johnson doesn’t necessarily expect an encore.
Endgame Odyssey
Endgame Odyssey
180 days ago
180 days ago
Brad Johnson breaks down what he looks for when speculating on closers and takes a look at some unsettled bullpen situations around baseball.
Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the NL East
182 days ago
Brad Johnson is back with his first column of 2020 and for the next six weeks, he’ll evaluate pitching staffs, starting with the NL East where in Atlanta, Mike Foltynewicz should be a fantasy asset.
Mound Musings: The Kids on Parade 2020 Watch List
322 days ago
Brad Johnson offers up his annual list of pitching prospects, and on that list is Casey Mize, whom he thinks could be propeled into the prospects’ top tier with a little more consistency.
Mound Musings: The 2019 Season Pitching Awards Issue
329 days ago
As the season winds to a close, Brad Johnson offers his annual pitching awards, including awarding the Biggest Surprise trophy to White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito.
Mound Musings: Life, the Universe and Everything
336 days ago
As Brad Johnson begins to wind down the Mound Musings column for the season, he offers a few random thoughts, including his choice for winning the World Serices, the Houston Astros.