1. 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 1 year ago 21,634 reads 60 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 30,836 reads 47 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 10,331 reads 12 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 98,814 reads 281 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 178,613 reads 114 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 73,432 reads 171 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 23,042 reads 37 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 69,523 reads 173 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 178,123 reads 187 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 43,339 reads 56 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 112,906 reads 84 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 21,251 reads 43 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 67,347 reads 61 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 90,158 reads 211 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 12,116 reads 29 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 32,535 reads 76 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 9,743 reads 8 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 73,540 reads 103 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 32,291 reads 17 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 51,354 reads 121 comments

  21. Yankees, Mets Face Difficult Trade Decisions in Balancing Present vs. Future

    The year is 2015, but in New York, it's feeling more like 2006 or 2007. For the first time since then, both the Yankees and Mets have a real shot at playing baseball in October...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 32,234 reads 40 comments

  22. Every MLB Contender's Most Likely Trade Deadline Deal

    Can you feel the tension? It's palpable. With MLB 's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline now just 10 days away, all would-be contenders are on the clock to make improvements for the stretch run to October...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 215,393 reads 255 comments

  23. Old Albert Pujols Looking Like Younger Self as He Continues Home Run Surge

    Yeah, Albert Pujols is 35 years old. And yeah, that's pretty old by baseball standards. But these days, he's swinging like he's 35 going on 25...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 32,938 reads 52 comments

  24. Odds of MLB's Biggest 2015 Surprise Stars Continuing in the 2nd Half

    Before any given season, we always think we know who baseball's big stars are and what they're going to do. And to our credit, for the most part, we tend to be right. But then there are those other guys who show up...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 45,612 reads 73 comments

  25. Breaking Down the 5 Most Likely Impact MLB Trades Post-All-Star Break

    It's seemingly come out of nowhere, but right there on the horizon is the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. For the next two weeks, all would-be contenders will be scrambling to make deals...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 143,510 reads 132 comments