1. Shin-Soo Choo an Ideal Free-Agent Acquisition for New York Mets

    Big-ticket signings in free agency aren't always motivated by what a team's roster needs. Sometimes—heck, maybe even most of the time—it's the star power that a team wants...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 4,008 reads 32 comments

  2. MLB Free-Agent Spotlight: Matt Garza

    There are no true starting aces on Major League Baseball’s free-agent market this winter. It seems the best of the best are too busy signing extensions to worry about free agency...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 13,024 reads 1 comments

  3. MLB Free Agent Spotlight: Brian McCann

    If a good-hitting catcher is a rare commodity, a good power-hitting catcher is an even rarer commodity. Brian McCann likes the sound of that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 20,925 reads 15 comments

  4. Can Rick Renteria Develop Young Stars and Reverse Cubs' Pattern of Losing?

    The Chicago Cubs are not without hope of ending their 105-year championship drought someday soon. They have a smart front office and more than enough young talent. All the Cubs really need is the right guy to bring it all together...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,975 reads 31 comments

  5. Explaining the Japanese Posting Process and How Changes Would Impact MLB

    How well do you know the Japanese posting process? Alright, fine. You've got me. That's sort of a trick question. Because there's what the posting process was, and then there's what it could be...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 2,292 reads 3 comments

  6. Establishing Future Value for MLB's Top 25 Free Agent, Trade Targets

    For Major League Baseball general managers, winter is a time to be in roster-construction mode. That involves trying to see the future...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 118,438 reads 77 comments

  7. How Playing in AT&T Park Would Impact the Oakland A's

    "Welcome to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics." Don't laugh. We might actually be saying that in real life before long...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 2,625 reads 1 comments

  8. How to Find a Diamond in the Rough in MLB Free Agency

    I'm guessing most of us think of Major League Baseball's free-agent market as a dastardly place where good money goes to be wasted on players with absurd price tags. There are always good bargain buys to be found on the free-agent market, however...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 11,297 reads 7 comments

  9. MLB Knuckleheads of the Week

    The past week saw the 2013 Major League Baseball season come to an end when the Boston Red Sox won their third World Series title in the last decade...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 16,606 reads 10 comments

  10. What the Red Sox Franchise Means to the Baseball City of Boston

    It was a two-strike splitter from Koji Uehara to Matt Carpenter that did the trick on Wednesday night. Carpenter swung and missed for the final out of Game 6 of the 2013 World Series, giving the Boston Red Sox their third title since 2004...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 13,658 reads 24 comments

  11. What Does the Future Hold for the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox?

    Right about now, the Boston Red Sox probably aren't too focused on their future. After capturing their third World Series title in the last decade on Wednesday, the present is just too good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 3,133 reads 4 comments

  12. How Will Qualifying Offers Impact Red Sox Trio of Ellsbury, Napoli and Drew?

    The Boston Red Sox have won their third World Series title in the past 10 seasons, but it will soon be time for them to exchange their party hats for thinking caps. Business awaits...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 8,912 reads 20 comments

  13. MLB Free Agent Spotlight: Shin-Soo Choo

    At a measly .318, the average on-base percentage in Major League Baseball in 2013 was the lowest it had been since 1988. In an environment such as this, players who can get on base consistently are basically superheroes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 20,020 reads 19 comments

  14. Boston's Deserved World Series Celebration Is About Much More Than Baseball

    Between 1919 and 2003, the Boston Red Sox  ended 85 seasons empty-handed. Then they destroyed the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, and buried it for good in 2007. They can now be found dancing on the curse's grave...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 57,558 reads 220 comments

  15. Predicting Possible Destinations for Robinson Cano

    You know you’re going to be a hot item in free agency when even the New York Yankees might be unable to afford you...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 36,347 reads 75 comments

  16. Should David Ortiz Be World Series MVP Even If the Red Sox Lose?

    How much do you know about Bobby Richardson? Not much, I'm guessing. Richardson had a couple of seasons in which he hit .300, but he ultimately retired with a pedestrian .266 average and a pedestrian ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,704 reads 64 comments

  17. Jon Lester, David Ortiz Fueling Boston Red Sox in Epic and Weird World Series

    Game 3 of the 2013 World Series ended with a walk-off obstruction call. Game 4 ended with a pick-off play. Two extreme rarities happening on consecutive nights. In the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 31,179 reads 64 comments

  18. Gold Glove Award Voting Is Changing for the Better but Still Needs Fixing

    The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners will be announced on Tuesday night, so it's time for your annual warning that there will be griping when the hardware is given out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 7,154 reads 31 comments

  19. Was Obstruction the Right Call to Make on Wild Last Play of Game 3?

    The third game of the 2013 World Series was the most dramatic contest of the series to date. For that matter, it can be filed away as one of the most dramatic World Series games in recent memory...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 608,437 reads 972 comments

  20. Who Would Win a Bracket of Last 10 World Series Champions?

    Gather up the last 10 World Series champions, and you'll be holding a fascinating collection of narratives. There were the slump-breakers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 8,898 reads 23 comments

  21. Red Sox and Cardinals Set Stage for Hard-Fought World Series in First 2 Games

    Long, drawn-out battles in the World Series used to be all the rage. Between 1985 and 1997, nine of the 12 Fall Classics lasted at least six games. Alas, these sorts of battles have since gone out of style...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 18,121 reads 41 comments

  22. Why Jon Lester's Alleged Foreign Substance Had No Impact on Game 1

    A Boston Red Sox pitcher stands accused of doctoring the baseball in Game 1 of the World Series. All throughout the baseball district of cyberspace, cries of "Shenanigans!" can be heard...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 27,918 reads 41 comments

  23. Does Hobbled Carlos Beltran Kill Cardinals' World Series Hopes?

    One game into the World Series, things are already looking bleak for the St. Louis Cardinals. They certainly got off on the wrong foot, dropping Game 1 to the Boston Red Sox by an 8-1 final...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,670 reads 60 comments

  24. How Red Sox Can Ensure Clay Buchholz's Status Doesn't Cost Them World Series

    Suddenly, a member of the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation has a question mark hanging over him. The starter in question is Clay Buchholz . The Red Sox have yet to decide when he'll start against the St...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 3,375 reads 9 comments

  25. MLB Knuckleheads of the Week

    There’s not a whole lot of baseball left to be played in the 2013 Major League Baseball season, but the knuckleheadery is ongoing. That’s good news for B/R Pop Culture Lead Writer Gabe Zaldivar and MLB Lead Writer Zachary D...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 13,226 reads 26 comments