1. Dominant Hyun-Jin Ryu Shows Dodgers Don't Need Kershaw and Greinke to Do It All

    The Los Angeles Dodgers threw Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw at the St. Louis Cardinals in Games 1 and 2 of the National League Championship Series, but they didn't win either contest...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 8,394 reads 7 comments

  2. Remembering Cubs Fan Steve Bartman's Infamous Gaffe, 10 Years Later

    Today marks an important Chicago Cubs anniversary. On October 14, 1908, the Cubs won Game 5 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers to clinch a second consecutive championship...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 6,371 reads 22 comments

  3. MLB Knuckleheads of the Week

    October is generally a time for greatness to take place in Major League Baseball, as the postseason always tends to produce a few heroes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 9,237 reads 6 comments

  4. Does Tigers' Strikeout Spree Show Their Arms Will Be Red Sox Bats' Kryptonite?

    Great pitching always beats great hitting. Ah, yes. The old clich é. There is no baseball clich é that's cited more than that one, even though it's obviously not 100 percent true...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 8,825 reads 34 comments

  5. Don Mattingly's Managing Must Get Better for Dodgers to Reach World Series

    Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals is going into the vault as another chapter in the book of legendary things done in October by the great Carlos Beltran...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 11,091 reads 46 comments

  6. What the Detroit Tigers Must Do to Take the Next Step in the ALCS

    The Detroit Tigers had their backs against the wall for a moment there in the American League Division Series against the Oakland A’s, but their bats came alive in Game 4, and Justin Verlander showed up to do his thing in Game 5...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 2,706 reads 3 comments

  7. A Blueprint for the Tigers to Shut Down David Ortiz in the ALCS

    The American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox will feature dangerous sluggers on both teams. For each club, shutting down the other side's slugger will be high up there on the list of priorities...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 1,150 reads 0 comments

  8. Does Dominant Verlander, Rejuvenated Cabrera Make Tigers World Series Favorites?

    Because it seemed oh-so-clear that they had the necessary pieces, the Detroit Tigers entered 2013 as one of the more notable favorites to win the World Series. As the year went along, they never really fell out of that discussion...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 27,724 reads 275 comments

  9. What the St. Louis Cardinals Need to Do to Take the Next Step in the NLCS

    After dispatching the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 5 of the National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals ought to feel plenty comfortable in the surroundings they’ll encounter next...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 3,304 reads 3 comments

  10. A Blueprint for the Cardinals to Shut Down Hanley Ramirez in the NLCS

    When the St. Louis Cardinals last faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in October, the hitter they had to fear most was a guy named Ramirez. Same thing this year, except it's a different guy — and he's even scarier than the other one...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 5,812 reads 7 comments

  11. Will Dodgers Be Able to Slow Down Cardinals Ace Adam Wainwright in NLCS?

    The St. Louis Cardinals are moving on to the National League Championship Series to face the Los Angeles Dodgers because they were able to win one game in the National League Division Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 18,957 reads 148 comments

  12. What Joe Girardi's New 4-Year Contract Means for Him, Yankees

    It's official. The New York Yankees have made their first big signing of the offseason. No, not Robinson Cano or any other free-agent hitter or pitcher. It's a bit too soon for that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 26,655 reads 49 comments

  13. Does Red Sox's Versatility Make Them AL Pennant Favorites?

    The Boston Red Sox were the best team in the American League in 2013. One doesn't have to work hard to argue as much, mind you, as they posted the best record in the league and also led in run differential by a hefty margin...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 19,429 reads 40 comments

  14. Dodgers Prove Their Bats Just as Dangerous as Arms in NLDS Victory over Braves

    All eyes were on their arms, but maybe we should have seen their bats coming. At the outset of the postseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be one of those teams that would pave a path through October using pitching as its primary weapon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,219 reads 17 comments

  15. Would Red Sox vs. Dodgers World Series Matchup Stop TV Ratings Nightmare?

    Maybe you want to see the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. Or the Detroit Tigers. Or the Atlanta Braves. Whoever. It's all about allegiances for some. For others, it's about wanting to see good baseball...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 16,935 reads 97 comments

  16. What the Pirates Need to Do to Take the Next Step

    For 20 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates were left on the outside looking in at the Major League Baseball postseason. Now look at them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 1,499 reads 4 comments

  17. What the Tigers Need to Do to Take the Next Step

    The Detroit Tigers made it as far as the World Series in 2012. This year, they’re one of the key favorites to not only go back to the World Series, but to win it this time...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 1,855 reads 5 comments

  18. Oakland A's Find Playoff Ace, Momentum in Walk-Off Game 2 Victory over Tigers

    Welcome to October, kid. I know you've only made 10 big league starts, but here, take this ball and go shut down the Detroit Tigers before they put us in a hole deeper than the one we're already in...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 7,401 reads 23 comments

  19. Max Scherzer Validates ALDS Game 1 Assignment with Impressive Performance

    Max Scherzer earned it. That's what Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland indicated when he tabbed Scherzer to start Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Oakland A's...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 2,769 reads 6 comments

  20. Yasiel Puig Already Silencing Critics of Attitude, Approach to the Game in NLDS

    He's only one game in, but so far it would seem that Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig isn't all that fazed by this whole "postseason" thing...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 5,949 reads 5 comments

  21. Would Dominant Postseason Guarantee Clayton Kershaw Record-Setting Contract?

    "Highest-paid pitcher in MLB history." Now there's a title we've seen change hands quite a bit in recent years, going from CC Sabathia to Felix Hernandez to, most recently, Justin Verlander...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 17,585 reads 49 comments

  22. Mike Trout Talks Offseason Routine and How He Had to Adjust in 2013

    As great as Major League Baseball's postseason is, this is the second year in a row that it won't be featuring the game's best player. On the bright side, that means said player has some time to talk...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 8,305 reads 42 comments

  23. Former MLB Star Kenny Lofton Talks Pirates, Indians and 2013 Postseason

    There are some names that are easily associated with Major League Baseball's postseason. One supposes that guys like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Reggie Jackson are the obvious ones...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 2,036 reads 2 comments

  24. Alex Cobb, David Price Show Readiness to Lead Deep Postseason Run for Rays

    Everyone may want to make a big fuss over Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke or Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, but there's a one-two punch that has a head start in its domination of baseball's postseason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 12,749 reads 69 comments

  25. Is There a Budding MLB Dynasty in This Year's Playoff Field?

    With respect to what the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have done in the last decade, it's been a while since Major League Baseball has a seen a true dynasty...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 6,243 reads 14 comments