1. Will Well-Traveled Matt Garza Finally Stick in Milwaukee?

    Suddenly, there's a decent chance Matt Garza will stick in one place for four straight years for the first time in his major league career...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 13,839 reads 16 comments

  2. How Does Masahiro Tanaka Fit into Yankee Stadium, Powerful AL East?

    So, an interesting thing happened on Wednesday. The New York Yankees agreed to pay $175 million for a pitcher who's never thrown a pitch in the majors, and all they're asking him ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 18,272 reads 38 comments

  3. Could Free Agents Waiting to Sign Until March Impact 2014 Performance?

    It's not often that free agents wait until March to sign. They tend to sign sooner, thus assuring themselves a normal spring training. Sun. Bus rides. Split-squad games. The whole nine yards...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 1,468 reads 0 comments

  4. MLB Trade Target: Jonathan Papelbon

    There are still options available on the free-agent market, but clubs looking for a “proven closer” have one major option on the trade market to consider: Former Boston Red Sox and current Philadelphia Phillie Jonathan Papelbon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 18,471 reads 21 comments

  5. Why It's Time to Start Penalizing MLB Teams for Employing PED Users

    Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drug penalties treat violators as men who have acted alone. When a player is caught, the hammer is lowered on him and only him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 3,857 reads 32 comments

  6. Are the Champion Red Sox Playing It Too Safely This Offseason?

    The Boston Red Sox have been awfully quiet this offseason. Too quiet, some might say. Or, you know, not. To say they've been "too" quiet, Mr. Strawman , is to imply that the Red Sox have been quiet to a fault this winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 16,114 reads 32 comments

  7. MLB Hits Home Run with New Replay System Worth Waiting for

    It's happening at least a decade later than it should have, but a proper instant replay system is finally coming to Major League Baseball. And for the most part, the league got it right...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 19,129 reads 67 comments

  8. Could Fully Rested A-Rod Be an Impact Player Again in 2015?

    Alex Rodriguez is facing the reality of his situation, and he's doing so with an optimistic outlook that, given the circumstances, also passes well enough for a realistic outlook...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 9,985 reads 40 comments

  9. Is Dragging out Free Agency Good or Bad for Major League Baseball?

    Major League Baseball's free agency isn't a set of roaring rapids. It's more of a lazy river. One that goes on. And on. And ooooonnnnn ... Is this a bad thing? A good thing? Neither? After thinking about it, I'm going to go with door No...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 2,149 reads 8 comments

  10. How Clayton Kershaw's Mega-Deal Shapes Future for Next-Generation Superstars

    That rumbling coming from Los Angeles has to do with the business that's gone down between the Dodgers and ace lefty Clayton Kershaw . That other rumbling? That's probably the other bright young stars around Major League Baseball throwing a party..

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 13,091 reads 44 comments

  11. Why Not Trading David Price This Offseason Would Be a Risk

    Let me preface all this by saying the following to the Tampa Bay Rays : Alright, I get where you're coming from. But still...I don't know, guys. What you seem to be getting at is a risky play...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 2,909 reads 5 comments

  12. What Will Mike Trout Receive in First Year of Salary Arbitration?

    Roughly a year from now, Mike Trout is likely to find himself looking to go from being the most criminally underpaid player in MLB to being not the most criminally underpaid player in MLB...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 13,068 reads 22 comments

  13. Did Alex Rodriguez Get a Raw Deal in Arbitration Ruling?

    Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the entire 2014 season, and now we know why. Here's a fair warning that the "why" in this case is complicated, to say the least...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 17,115 reads 131 comments

  14. MLB Trade Targets: Homer Bailey

    Jeff Samardzija is a talented right-hander in the NL Central who can probably be had in a trade before the winter is out. Everyone knows that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 15,629 reads 21 comments

  15. How Do MLB Hitters Perform After Taking a Year Off?

    One finds it easy to imagine Alex Rodriguez just sort of lounging around while everyone else is playing baseball in 2014...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 6,671 reads 11 comments

  16. Has Bud Selig Validated Legacy by Finally Taking Down A-Rod, No. 1 PED Target?

    The chase has ended with Bud Selig getting his man. And in doing so, Major League Baseball's commissioner tied up a mighty big loose end on what was already a mighty impressive legacy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 12,919 reads 95 comments

  17. MLB Trade Target: David Price

    Whether there’s a true ace to be found on the free-agent market is very much up for debate. What’s not up for debate is whether there’s a true ace to be found on the trade market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 813 reads 46 comments

  18. Should Greg Maddux Break Tom Seaver's Hall of Fame Voting Record?

    When somebody finally goes into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a unanimous selection, the sport will have a new unbreakable record to put next the nine-pitch, three-strikeout inning...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 20,413 reads 60 comments

  19. B/R MLB Experts Fill Out 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballots

    Though one is obliged to acknowledge that they're all big ones, the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot really feels like the big one . Big names. Big numbers. Big accomplishments. You name it, this year's ballot has it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 38,854 reads 180 comments

  20. MLB Trade Target: Matt Kemp

    If ever there was an example of how easy it is to go from being untouchable to expendable in baseball, it’s Matt Kemp ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 37,802 reads 53 comments

  21. How MLB Winners Can Still Be Built After January 1

    Come January, MLB 's offseason becomes less about serious shopping and more about teams rounding out their rosters. If you're not into that sort of thing, it can be a real slog...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 16,726 reads 9 comments

  22. MLB's 20 Most Memorable Moments of 2013

    You know what happened in the 2013 Major League Baseball season? A lot. A lot happened. Certainly too much to remember all of it, anyway. But just some of it? Oh, let me tell you how we're going to remember just some of it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 9,915 reads 25 comments

  23. Predicting How the Top 10 MLB Free-Agent Sweepstakes Will Be Decided

    This is about the time we usually enter the dead zone of MLB 's free-agency period, as all the good stuff tends to be gathered up before Christmas...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 27,508 reads 59 comments

  24. Does Mike Trout Have a Legit Shot at $400 Million Mega-Contract?

    The largest contract in MLB history stands at $275 million. What we're here to discuss is the prospect of Mike Trout one day putting that to shame with a $400 million contract...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 43,934 reads 188 comments

  25. How Shin-Soo Choo Free-Agent Deal Impacts 2014 AL Pennant Race

    Remember the days when the Texas Rangers had one of the scariest offenses in the American League? Thanks to their latest addition, it looks like a given they'll have one of those ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 37,257 reads 79 comments