1. Cincinnati Reds: Mike Leake's Future More Bleak Than Bright

    No, Mike Leake is not getting better with age. At 26 years of age, the right-hander is not the heir apparent to Johnny Cueto , Mat Latos or even Homer Bailey. Not even close...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 5 months ago 794 reads 1 comments

  2. 10 Bold Predictions for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014

    Nowadays, Terrell Owens is more welcome in Philadelphia than Ruben Amaro Jr. The Philadelphia Phillies general manager is abhorred to the point where a parody Twitter account has been established under the name Ruin Tomorrow Jr ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 6 months ago 3,505 reads 15 comments

  3. Oakland Athletics Slugger Brandon Moss Projects to Maintain Power

    Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss is literally the big elephant in the room. In his breakthrough season in 2013, Moss ranked among Major League Baseball's best in every ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 1,387 reads 0 comments

  4. A.J. Burnett Deal Doesn't Make Philadelphia Phillies Contenders

    Hype. Anticipation. Fear. The unknowns of spring training are what will define the 2014 season for the Philadelphia Phillies ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 1,130 reads 7 comments

  5. St. Louis Cardinals: Making Sense of Matt Adams, Allen Craig & Co.

    The St. Louis Cardinals have won two World Series Championships since 2006 for a reason. They continue to scout and develop on a level unparalleled in Major League Baseball. Each season, further talent is injected into their lineup...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 1,885 reads 2 comments

  6. Atlanta Braves: Answering the Contract Questions for 2016 and Beyond

    In November 2012, we witnessed the Atlanta Braves do something they have shied away from for a while. They signed outfielder B.J. Upton to a five-year deal worth $75.25 million ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 2,623 reads 0 comments

  7. Kansas City Royals: Trading Billy Butler for Pitching Makes Sense

    Position players for the Kansas City Royals have a spring training report date of February 19. The current build of the Royals roster might not be intact when it's time to report to Surprise, Arizona though...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 2,415 reads 5 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Pirates: Are They World Series Contenders in 2014?

    Behold a pale horse, the Pittsburgh Pirates are serious contenders for the World Series in 2014. After 20 consecutive losing seasons, the Pirates reversed their fortunes with a 94-win season in 2013...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 5,125 reads 26 comments

  9. Fantasy Baseball: 25 Sleepers Primed to Break Down MLB's Doors in 2014

    Experts and armchair analysts will tell you that fantasy baseball is all about value-based strategy. This value-based strategy will eliminate the need to overpay for certain players ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 16,227 reads 2 comments

  10. Philadelphia Phillies: How Real Is the Interest in A.J. Burnett?

    If Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. were to hop out of a DeLorean DMC -12 with a freshly minted contract for Doug Glanville , would anybody be ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 4,345 reads 6 comments

  11. Philadelphia Phillies: Breaking Down Bobby Abreu and Chad Gaudin

    What do the Philadelphia Phillies , a medical gurney and a year absence from baseball have in common? They are all intertwined via two recent acquisitions for an organization on the fritz...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 7 months ago 1,794 reads 2 comments

  12. Comcast Transformation of Philadelphia Phillies Could Leave Amaro on the Mend

    The recent news of Chris "Wheels" Wheeler and Gary "Sarge" Matthews being reassigned from the booth to other roles within the Philadelphia Phillies assembly is symbolic of what is ahead for the wavering organization...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 8 months ago 3,148 reads 4 comments

  13. Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels Will Be a Cy Young Favorite in 2014

    If fans of the Philadelphia Phillies have anything to look forward to in 2014, it will be watching their left-handed ace take to the mound...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 8 months ago 1,626 reads 5 comments

  14. MLB: Could the Philadelphia Phillies Be a Potential Player for Masahiro Tanaka?

    General manager Ruben Amaro , Jr. is now backpedalling from his recent days of wheeling and dealing, where he threw Ryan Howard a bag of money valued at $125 million and another $50 million for Jonathan Papelbon...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 8 months ago 4,383 reads 4 comments

  15. Philadelphia Phillies' Christmas Wishlist: More Scrooge Than Santa This Year

    Oh, the yuletide spirit is among us. As families and friends gather over the holiday season, unwrapping gifts and perusing old photo albums, let us not forget what the Philadelphia Phillies should be wishing for this Christmas season...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 8 months ago 2,493 reads 5 comments

  16. Jesse Biddle, Other Prospects Who Could Help the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014

    A headline declaring "Phillies Grab Whatever Roberto Hernandez is" , per Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs , reaffirms the sad state of affairs at 1 Citizens Bank Way...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 9 months ago 3,214 reads 8 comments

  17. Philadelphia Phillies: A Closer Look at Domonic Brown's Numbers Last Year

    Much is being made of the Philadelphia Phillies ' desire to trade left fielder Domonic Brown , as reported by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 9 months ago 1,199 reads 0 comments

  18. Carlos Beltran's Deal Makes Nelson Cruz to Philadelphia Phillies Possible

    Jonathan Papelbon and Kyle Kendrick are on the trading block for a reason, and that reason's name is Nelson Cruz . The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to find wiggle room financially so they can land another high-priced free agent or two...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 9 months ago 12,155 reads 13 comments

  19. Philadelphia Phillies: Possible Landing Destinations for Jonathan Papelbon

    A pivotal change could be looming for the Philadelphia Phillies and for once, it isn't all bad. Ken Rosenthal reported earlier that the Phillies are trying to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon in order to get out from under his contract...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 9 months ago 3,559 reads 14 comments

  20. Philadelphia Phillies: Pursuing a Top-of-the-Market Starting Pitcher Is Wrong

    The Philadelphia Phillies are a wet paper bag getting punched with a fistful of scissors. If the direction of the organization is to field a veteran team with aging souls while ...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 9 months ago 2,660 reads 10 comments

  21. Philadelphia Phillies: A Revolution Manifesto Against Ruben Amaro Jr.

    As time continues to tick by, the present, unchanging, never-ending tenure of Ruben Amaro Jr. as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies will plague the organization well into the latter half of this decade...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 9 months ago 2,290 reads 11 comments

  22. MLB: Ten Revolutionary Ideas to Transform America's National Pastime

    Major League Baseball is on the cusp of something big. Whether it is the bursting of a looming bubble from overwhelming television contracts to pricing casual fans out of the ballpark with substantially high, overpriced contracts for aging stars...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 9 months ago 287 reads 3 comments

  23. MLB: Bud Selig Finally Got It Right with Their New Instant Replay Rules

    On July 26, 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates were well on their way to contending for their first playoff berth since 1992 when "the blown call" occurred. It was the bottom of the 19th inning in Atlanta...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 10 months ago 831 reads 0 comments

  24. Phillies: How Ruben Amaro Jr. Assembled a Collection of Defensive Misfits

    Baseball fans in Philadelphia would like to see general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. exiled to the same lonely island as Pete Rose. If anything, a one-for-one swap of Rose for Amaro Jr...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 10 months ago 1,718 reads 8 comments

  25. Forecasting the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies: Domonic Brown, Youth Solidify Lineup

    The shock emanating from the disastrous last year-and-a-half have many Phillies fans scratching their heads wondering what the future holds...

    Pete Dymeck Written by Pete Dymeck about 1 year ago 3,852 reads 13 comments