1. Mike Napoli Trade Adds Another Familiar Face to Rangers' Playoff Push

    Evidently, the Texas Rangers feel the key to getting back to the postseason for the first time since 2012 is to reunite with as many members of that team as possible. And given the names they're reuniting with, that's actually not a bad idea...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 11,452 reads 18 comments

  2. Making Sense of Atlanta Braves' Strange Trade for Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn

    The Atlanta Braves making a headline-grabbing trade? After all they've done in the last few months, odds are you're not surprised to hear that. Rather, if you're surprised by anything, it's the nature of the Braves' latest swap...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 52,678 reads 45 comments

  3. Who Will Win Tough Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Division Battle?

    Looking at the American League heading into 2015, it was easy to imagine a three-team scrap for the AL Central title and a five-club battle royale for the AL East crown. But the AL West title? Meh, there didn't seem to be much to see there...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 14,577 reads 54 comments

  4. Updated 2015 MLB Awards Predictions with 2 Months to Go

    With only two months left in the 2015 MLB season, the conclusion of the year's award races is no longer some far off, intangible thing. It's within sight and fast approaching...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 166,808 reads 548 comments

  5. Luis Severino's Solid Debut Flashes Potential to Help Yankees' Contention Hopes

    From the perspective that it didn't lead to a win, Luis Severino's major league debut was a failure. From just about every other perspective, however, it was a success...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 38,307 reads 67 comments

  6. Planning the Perfect Philadelphia Phillies Rebuild After July Sell-Off

    OK, now the Philadelphia Phillies can get serious about rebuilding. When they finally set their minds on doing so last winter, they were making a decision that was long overdue...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 21,600 reads 60 comments

  7. Dave Dombrowski's Tigers Exit to Be Game-Changing Coup for Next MLB Team

    The hottest free agent in baseball right now is not a guy who throws in the mid-90s or hits towering home runs. Rather, it's a guy who specializes in building winners. His name is Dave Dombrowski, and he needs a job...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 30,831 reads 47 comments

  8. Has Tommy John Surgery Actually Made Jose Fernandez Better?

    Jose Fernandez went into his Tommy John operation last May as one of baseball's elite pitchers. Coming out of the operation, however, it wasn't fair to expect him to pick up where he left off right away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,303 reads 12 comments

  9. Fresh 2015 MLB Contenders and Pretenders Post-Trade Deadline

    With MLB 's non-waiver trade deadline having come and gone on July 31, it's finally here. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stretch run. Which teams have the goods to make the most of it? Well, that's what we're here to discuss...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 98,740 reads 281 comments

  10. Big-Name MLB Waiver Trade Targets Who Could Still Move by August 31

    So, you think just because July 31 has passed that Major League Baseball's trade season is over, eh? Guess again, chump. OK, sorry for calling you "chump" just now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 178,586 reads 114 comments

  11. 10 Biggest Takeaways from 2015 MLB Trade Deadline Week

    You can let out that deep breath now. Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline came and went Friday, thus putting an end to a week filled with trade madness of the highest order...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 73,411 reads 171 comments

  12. Why Did the Padres Go Quiet, Close Up Shop on Deadline Day?

    Heading into the final hours of Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade season, the San Diego Padres were expected to put up a white flag and start supplying buyers with valuable assets left and right...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 23,041 reads 37 comments

  13. David Price Rental Makes Jays' Dream of Taking Down Yankees, AL East a Reality

    That sound the New York Yankees are hearing is footsteps coming from the direction of Toronto. And they're coming fast...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 69,521 reads 173 comments

  14. 5 Surprises We Could See on 2015 MLB Trade Deadline Day

    In the last hours before the 2015 MLB trade deadline arrives at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, you should be prepared for anything. Which, this being trade-deadline season and all, is obviously easier said than done...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 178,088 reads 187 comments

  15. Dodgers Grab Former Ace Mat Latos at Perfect Time

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on the prowl for a big-name starting pitcher ahead of the trade deadline, and word is they've acquired one not named Cole Hamels or David Price...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 43,337 reads 56 comments

  16. Full Preview, Final Predictions for the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline

    It's so close now, you can almost touch it. When the clock strikes 4 p.m. ET on Friday, July 31, MLB 's non-waiver trade deadline will have arrived. Here's what you can expect in the final two days before then: utter madness...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 112,829 reads 84 comments

  17. Nationals Gambling on Jonathan Papelbon's Big-Game Past as They Eye Title Push

    The Washington Nationals have struck a deal that gives them the bullpen they need to track down the World Series title that eluded them in 2012 and 2014. Or so they hope, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 21,249 reads 43 comments

  18. Ranking the Top 15 Players Still Available at the MLB Trade Deadline

    With the likes of Scott Kazmir, Johnny Cueto and Troy Tulowitzki—as reported by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal —gone from the block, the remaining days of Major League Baseball's ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 67,310 reads 61 comments

  19. Win or Lose, Troy Tulowitzki Makes Blue Jays Must-See TV

    It was shaping up to be a quiet Monday evening in the baseball world. There was some decent drama between the lines, but nothing major. Likewise, no momentous trades were on the horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 90,150 reads 211 comments

  20. Craig Biggio Turned Unmatched Versatility into Hall of Fame Legacy

    On Sunday, longtime Houston Astros great Craig Biggio will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. When that's done, perhaps the main takeaway will be that a little versatility can go a long way...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 12,103 reads 29 comments

  21. 10 Biggest Takeaways from Week 16's MLB Action

    As much as it may seem like the past week was full of nothing but trade rumors, I bring glad tidings. There was actual baseball played in this, the 16th week of the 2015 MLB season! If you missed any of it, you've come to the right place...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 32,517 reads 76 comments

  22. Are Any Current Pitchers Capable of John Smoltz's Tommy John to HOF Path?

    OK, folks. It's time to update your knowledge of Tommy John surgery trivia. You already know that Tommy John was the first player to undergo the revolutionary elbow ligament replacement surgery in 1974...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 9,738 reads 8 comments

  23. Scott Kazmir Trade Is Smart, Clear Message Astros Are Going for It in 2015

    If you're just now joining us from an extended stay underneath a rock or inside a hypersleep chamber, yes, the Houston Astros really are 53-43 and in the middle of the American League playoff picture...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 73,534 reads 103 comments

  24. Former No. 1 Pick Mark Appel Is Huge-Upside Wild Card of 2015 Trade Season

    Who's the best trade chip on the summer market? Heck, pick one. Between Johnny Cueto , Cole Hamels, David Price, Justin Upton and Carlos Gomez, there are plenty to choose from. But none of them is the market's most interesting trade chip...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 32,257 reads 17 comments

  25. Win-Win Trade Scenarios MLB Teams Should Pull the Trigger On

    In theory, shouldn't all baseball trades be fair deals for both sides? That's the whole point of the word "trade." Legend says it stands for Transaction Really Appeased Denizens Everywhere...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 51,340 reads 121 comments