1. Kris Bryant Poised to Be MLB's Best Young Phenom in 2015

    Everybody wants Kris Bryant to be the next big thing. Well, actually, it's more like everybody and their uncle. That's a lot of pressure. So let's talk about why he should be up to the task in 2015, and sooner rather than later...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 53,961 reads 92 comments

  2. Early Induction Odds for the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

    It's only been a day since the voting for the Hall of Fame class of 2015 was revealed, so I naturally have to tell you that it's not too soon to look forward to next year's voting...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 62,545 reads 130 comments

  3. What Is Holding Voters Back from Sending Mike Piazza to Hall of Fame?

    If you think Mike Piazza is worthy of Cooperstown, you're not alone. For the third year in a row, he drew votes from the majority of the Hall of Fame voters. …But not quite enough to actually get into the Hall of Fame...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 37,515 reads 93 comments

  4. B/R MLB Experts Fill out 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballots

    Thank goodness three new members were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. If they hadn't been, the 2015 ballot would have featured as much Cooperstown-worthy talent as Cooperstown itself...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 14,851 reads 73 comments

  5. What Is Fair Trade Value for Phillies Ace Cole Hamels?

    Of the attractive trade chips in the Philadelphia Phillies ' collection, Cole Hamels is the Action Comics No. 1 of the bunch. He's the prized possession, and the one available for the highest price...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 58,110 reads 103 comments

  6. Can AL East Be Taken Seriously Without Certain Aces in 2015?

    Take a look at the American League East right now, and you'll see it has a fairly typical collection of star power...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 17,231 reads 50 comments

  7. Is Yasiel Puig Ready to Face Big Responsibility with Kemp, Ramirez Gone?

    There's going to be a lot of pressure on Yasiel Puig when the Los Angeles Dodgers take the field in 2015. Alright, maybe that sounds like stating the obvious...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 18,874 reads 73 comments

  8. How MLB Teams Will Still Be Able to Build a Winner After January 1

    With a whole new year just days away, Major League Baseball's winter market is about as well-stocked as your friendly neighborhood toy store. Due to the demands of the season, there's not much left...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 17,727 reads 5 comments

  9. Johnny Cueto's Extension Demands Should Push Reds to Sell High

    If the Cincinnati Reds were holding out hope of Johnny Cueto giving them a hometown discount on an extension, it sounds like they can forget about it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 23,294 reads 42 comments

  10. MLB Is Undergoing a Significant Changing of the Guard Among Contenders

    It used to be easy to predict the contenders for an upcoming Major League Baseball season. For all the fuzzy situations, there were always the mainstays you could count on. These, however, are strange times...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 51,867 reads 84 comments

  11. Pirates Are the Right Team to Bet Big on Jung-ho Kang's Potential

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed up to take a chance on a 27-year-old shortstop who hit 40 home runs last season. Yeah, you'll have to trust me that there is some chance involved with a player like that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 21,819 reads 14 comments

  12. MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Scenarios This Offseason

    With nearly two months of the Major League Baseball offseason gone by, some teams have already put their best-laid plans into action and gotten us all riled up talking about how clever they are...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 64,493 reads 98 comments

  13. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Remaining MLB Pitching Market

    There's not much to talk about regarding hitters on Major League Baseball's offseason market. There was once, but signings and trades have taken care of that. They're all gone now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 13,867 reads 6 comments

  14. Max Scherzer Is the Splash San Francisco Giants Need to Salvage Offseason

    Somewhere in a quiet corner of AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean pushes the record button on an R-2 unit and says, "Help us, Max Scherzer . You're our only hope...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 24,102 reads 64 comments

  15. What Suppressed the MLB Hitting Market Spending This Winter?

    You might have noticed that Major League Baseball teams have been hot after bats this winter and that they've been spending a lot of money on said bats. But not that much, really...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 4,594 reads 1 comments

  16. Blockbuster Wil Myers Trade the Latest Shake-Up to NL West Power Structure

    When we last saw the National League West in the regular season, it was the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on top and everyone else straining their necks looking up at them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 66,439 reads 82 comments

  17. 8 Impact MLB Deals That Will Go Down Before the New Year

    After all the wheeling and dealing they've already done this winter, Major League Baseball executives can be forgiven if they feel like taking the rest of 2014 off. But they're not going to do that, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 85,897 reads 182 comments

  18. Why Is 2013 AL ROY Wil Myers Suddenly on the Trading Block?

    Hey, remember how clever the Tampa Bay Rays looked when they traded for Wil Myers two winters ago? Remember how they looked even smarter after he won the 2013 American League Rookie ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 45,454 reads 66 comments

  19. More Than Ever, MLB Offseason Proving NL at Unfair Disadvantage Without the DH

    With pitching and defense in charge, the Major League Baseball landscape has become no country for good hitters. The ones that do exist are few and far between, making it difficult for clubs to find them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 12,293 reads 62 comments

  20. Dodgers' Rebuilt Rotation Is Good Enough to Make Strong 2015 Title Run

    Andrew Friedman inherited a pretty good starting rotation when he agreed to run the Los Angeles Dodgers . It was weak at the back end, sure, but having Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu at the top more than made up for that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 38,761 reads 85 comments

  21. Bryce Harper, Mike Rizzo Turn Baseball Business into Pointless Personal Spat

    You have to wonder at this point if Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals are ever going to get along...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 7,031 reads 14 comments

  22. Re-Evaluating Each Top MLB Offseason Target's Value Post-Winter Meetings

    When the 2014 Major League Baseball season ended, all we could do was take our best guesses for what available players would be worth on the offseason market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 74,169 reads 76 comments

  23. How Each MLB Division Has Been Shaken Up After Offseason Frenzy

    When we last saw them in the regular season, Major League Baseball's six divisions were nice and orderly. A place for every team, every team in its place. But then the offseason happened...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 26,902 reads 89 comments

  24. Grading, Analyzing Every Impact Deal of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings

    Now that Major League Baseball's winter meetings are in the rearview mirror, we can get to work breaking down all the impact deals that were made. If you've been keeping up with the action in San Diego, you'll know that we have much to talk about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 146,796 reads 99 comments

  25. Marlins' Mat Latos, Dee Gordon Trades Show They Smell Blood in NL East

    Remember when the Miami Marlins shed all those star players a couple years ago, effectively punting on trying to contend in the National League East in the near future? If you ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 18,423 reads 39 comments