1. Daniel Murphy Becomes Most Improbable Member of Elite Ring of Playoff Sluggers

    Regular-season Daniel Murphy is an OK player. Pretty good, even. If we really want to stretch, we can say he might even be quite good. But postseason Daniel Murphy? He's something else, man...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 58,713 reads 81 comments

  2. 2015 MLB Postseason Showing Instant Replay Far from Solves the Issues

    Replay in baseball will make everything better, they said. It will help eliminate controversy, they said. Well, Major League Baseball has had expanded replay for two years now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 4,523 reads 15 comments

  3. Troy Tulowitzki's Warming Bat Returns Fear Factor to Blue Jays Lineup

    The high-powered Toronto Blue Jays lineup often looked less than high-powered through the club's first seven postseason games, and it was basically all Troy Tulowitzki 's fault...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 15,423 reads 47 comments

  4. Potent Cubs Lineup Gets High-Velocity Reality Check from Mets to Open NLCS

    Through their first five games, the Chicago Cubs made hitting in the postseason look easy. Maybe a little too easy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 19,164 reads 153 comments

  5. Ranking the Top 10 MLB Postseason Performers Thus Far

    The World Series is still on the not-so-near horizon, as the 2015 MLB postseason is only one game into the championship series round. So, it'll be a while before we have a clear picture of October's biggest stars...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 44,330 reads 126 comments

  6. Overpowering Edinson Volquez Could Be Huge Addition for Title-Hopeful Royals

    Edinson Volquez and the Kansas City Royals warmed up for the American League Championship Series by dispatching one of the most dangerous offenses in baseball...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 28,103 reads 60 comments

  7. Carlos Correa, Corey Seager and Francisco Lindor Lead MLB's Shortstop Revolution

    If it seems like MLB 's collection of young shortstop talent recently went through a dry spell, you're not wrong. Between 2010 and 2013, the shortstop position was indeed lacking in young talent...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 11,810 reads 64 comments

  8. From Greinke to Mattingly, High-Upside Dodgers Face Uncertain Offseason Future

    For a time, 2015 seemed like the year the Los Angeles Dodgers finally had things figured out. After four years of trying under the current ownership group, their magic formula for winning the World Series looked like it was on the right track...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 39,067 reads 223 comments

  9. 2015 ALCS Will Be a Battle of the Powerful Blue Jays vs. the Powerhouse Royals

    In the American League, the board for the championship series is set. On one side is the Toronto Blue Jays. On the other, the Kansas City Royals. At stake: a trip to the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 55,033 reads 195 comments

  10. Johnny Cueto Finally Validates Big Investment in Pitching Royals into the ALCS

    Better late than never, as the saying goes. And certainly, this is doubly true when "late" is somehow the same thing as "right on time." Just ask Johnny Cueto ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 17,435 reads 39 comments

  11. Is David Price Worth $200 Million Free-Agent Deal with Bad Postseason Resume?

    It's too soon to know a lot about what's coming in the MLB offseason, but at least this much is certain: David Price is going to make the big bucks. If the free-agent-to-be has his way, it'll be all the big bucks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 22,710 reads 63 comments

  12. Cubs' Young Offense Upstages Jake Arrieta with Star-Making Slugfest in G3 Win

    Based on recent headlines, you'd think the Chicago Cubs ' rise to power has had everything to do with Jake Arrieta and little to do with, well, anything else. In reality, however, the bats have also had a lot to do with that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 66,147 reads 144 comments

  13. Astros in Familiar Must-Win Territory After Blown Opportunity in Game 4

    For a few minutes, it looked like the Houston Astros were going to win Game 4 of the American League Division Series in a romp, which would've pushed them one step closer to the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,964 reads 57 comments

  14. John Lackey Showcases Late-Career Renaissance with Dazzling NLDS Gem

    In their first game of the 2015 postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals got a boost from two rookies and one guy who's being paid like a rookie...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 14,660 reads 49 comments

  15. Rangers' Complete Attack Has Put Blue Jays' Power on Brink of Sweep

    The Toronto Blue Jays were a juggernaut in the final months of the 2015 season, riding power hitting and power pitching to a 40-18 record after Aug. 1...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 17,867 reads 192 comments

  16. Corey Seager Has Moved from Dodgers Luxury to Lineup Linchpin

    Though anything can happen in October, it's obvious at the outset that the Los Angeles Dodgers ' hopes of winning a World Series title hinge on two fellas whose names rhyme with Gershaw and Kreinke ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,278 reads 28 comments

  17. David Price's Playoff Struggles Put Blue Jays in Bad Spot Following ALDS G1 Loss

    When David Price 's first pitch crossed the plate and got Game 1 of the American League Division Series going, there was so much optimistic energy in the air at the Rogers Centre ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 15,989 reads 67 comments

  18. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 300 Players for 2016

    It all comes down to this. After looking at the best players at each position over the last few weeks, the B/R MLB 300 is now ready for its final act: putting everyone together on the same list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 126,549 reads 339 comments

  19. Can MLB's Best Rotations Stop Donaldson-Bautista-Encarnacion Power Trio?

    They, in all their they-y wisdom, say that great pitching always beats great hitting. It's a notion that at least sounds logical, so it must be true...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 9,906 reads 35 comments

  20. Jake Arrieta, Cubs Show Regular Season Was No Fluke in NL Wild-Card Win

    Of all the things that happened in 2015, the Chicago Cubs ' winning 97 games with a major boost from a pitcher who came to the team as a throw-in player in a throwaway deal was arguably ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 64,286 reads 188 comments

  21. Yankees' Lifeless Offense Finally Killed Their Season in AL Wild Card Game

    On Tuesday night, the New York Yankees embarked on their first postseason run since 2012. Surely they were hoping it would last long enough to see them through to championship No...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 28,227 reads 123 comments

  22. Complete 2015 MLB Playoff Preview: Schedule, Team Rankings and Predictions

    There are 162 games in a Major League Baseball season, but they're all just a warm-up for what comes next. And what comes next, friends, is happening now. The postseason has arrived...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 148,833 reads 441 comments

  23. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 30 Relief Pitchers

    After taking a look at the top starting pitchers , the B/R MLB 300 has now reached its final position: relief pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 45,936 reads 137 comments

  24. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 80 Starting Pitchers

    With designated hitters rounding out our look at the league's top position players, the B/R MLB 300 now moves to the mound for our list of starting pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 72,038 reads 278 comments

  25. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 5 Designated Hitters

    With the top corner outfielders in the bag, the B/R MLB 300 now moves on to the guys who only work in the batter's box: designated hitters. There aren't many true DHs in the league, and there are even fewer who are especially good at their craft...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 31,246 reads 74 comments