1. MLB's Major Awards Leaders Heading into May Baseball

    Don't hold your breath waiting for the winners of Major League Baseball's big awards to be announced. Not unless you can hold it for six months, anyway, because that's how long the wait is...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 69,476 reads 145 comments

  2. Mike Trout's New Aggressive Approach Is Making Baseball's Best Even Better

    There's a new Mike Trout roaming the baseball landscape early in 2015. And so far, he looks suspiciously like the old Mike Trout, who most everyone knew and loved as the game's best player...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 50,199 reads 87 comments

  3. Cole Hamels Struts His Stuff as List of Suitors Grows

    Every start Cole Hamels makes is an audition. And with each performance, his audience appears to be growing. If that is indeed the case, they must be liking what they're seeing...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 14,109 reads 23 comments

  4. MLB's All-Underrated Team After 2015's Opening Month

    We're close to being a full month into the 2015 Major League Baseball season. So by now, you should have already noticed who the big stars are. But enough about them. Let's focus on the lesser-known stars instead...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 109,913 reads 148 comments

  5. 10 MLB Players Who Were Hyped Too Early for 2015

    If baseball is America's favorite pastime, our second -favorite pastime might be predicting which players are going to be breakout stars in a new season. Sometimes, we're right on the money with our predictions...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 58,605 reads 89 comments

  6. Yankees-Mets Subway Series Begins New-Age Battle for NY Baseball Throne

    The Yankees and Mets may share the landscape, but it's right there on Page 1 of "New York for Dummies" that the Big Apple is a Yankees town by default. Only in times of great upheaval does the city change its pinstripes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 19,846 reads 83 comments

  7. Joe Nathan Surgery Leaves His Career, Tigers Bullpen in Flux

    If you haven't heard the latest on Joe Nathan , it's not good. As the Detroit Tigers announced Thursday morning , the veteran closer is done for the year. Be prepared to say goodbye to Nathan's career...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 11,961 reads 10 comments

  8. Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner Duel Puts Ace Lefties Back on Track

    Everyone, open your arms and give a kind "Welcome back" to Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner. They're back, all right. We can tell from how the two of them pitched in their showdown at AT&T Park on Tuesday night...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 15,243 reads 52 comments

  9. MLB Has to Do More to Control Its Bad Blood, Self-Policing Culture

    Rob Manfred has enough on his plate. Major League Baseball's new commissioner has pace of play, dwindling offense and assorted business matters to worry about. That's plenty...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 24,046 reads 152 comments

  10. Adam Jones Stepping Up as MVP Candidate When O's Need Him Most

    It's too early to get heavily into MVP talk. If you came in here hoping for a full breakdown of the early MVP picture in the American League , too bad...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 5,013 reads 17 comments

  11. Marlins Watching Another High-Expectation Season Go Up in Flames in April

    You could practically see the Miami Marlins beaming as they came into the 2015 season. It did indeed figure to be a good one after a winter of big moves and big talk, and they've kicked things off by going...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 7,044 reads 13 comments

  12. Healthy Miguel Cabrera Looking Like His Old Dominant Self Again

    Not too long ago, it wasn't beyond reason to think 2015 would be the year Miguel Cabrera finally slipped from the ranks of Major League Baseball's elite hitters. But now ? Yeah, now that notion comes off as crazy talk...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 16,091 reads 34 comments

  13. Padres' New Star-Studded Lineup Is Living Up to the Hype Early

    This past offseason saw the San Diego Padres take all their chips and put them on offense. That's where they rolled the dice for 2015, and certainly where they needed to be better than they were in 2014...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 23,311 reads 69 comments

  14. Biggest Takeaways from the First 2 Weeks of the MLB Season

    My, how quickly the 2015 Major League Baseball season is growing up. It's already two weeks old! However, we can't just stand idly by and watch the season mature. We need to study it and discuss what we've learned...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 38,173 reads 61 comments

  15. Alex Rodriguez Proving to Be No Easy out as He Carries Yankees Early

    We all knew the script. In his return from a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez was supposed to be over-the-hill dead weight in the middle of the New York Yankees ' lineup in 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 32,976 reads 81 comments

  16. Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season has reached the midpoint of its first month and, with it, the deadline for all 30 teams to hand in their first tests. Time to see how they did...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 114,536 reads 190 comments

  17. Red Sox's Rotation Belongs on Short Leash After Recent Struggles

    Let's face it: There always was going to be a point in the 2015 season when we gathered to freak out about the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation. Well, get your freak-out hats on...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,518 reads 24 comments

  18. Could the Dodgers' Much-Maligned Bullpen Be Better Than Advertised in 2015?

    Let's acknowledge two things that are undeniably true about the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen. One is that it was the club's Achilles' heel in 2014, as it posted a pedestrian 3...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,919 reads 10 comments

  19. How Much Should Jon Lester's Slow Start to 2015 Worry the Chicago Cubs?

    They say you only get one chance to make a first impression, but nobody says you can't recover from making a bad first impression. That's what the Chicago Cubs must be telling themselves about Jon Lester 's bad first impression, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 54,088 reads 76 comments

  20. 10 Biggest Takeaways from the 2015 MLB Season's 1st Week of Action

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season isn't quite into the grind just yet, but it's on its way there. They've been playing games for a whole (business) week! That's obviously not much time in the grand scheme of a 162-game season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 34,840 reads 89 comments

  21. Injury Returns Can't Come Soon Enough for Sluggish Nationals Offense

    The Washington Nationals entered 2015 as a threat to finish as Major League Baseball's first 100-win team since 2011, largely because their pitching just looks too darn good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 4,298 reads 11 comments

  22. Giancarlo Stanton's Superstardom Will Reach New Heights in 2015

    For Giancarlo Stanton , there will be no escaping the spotlight in 2015. There will be more eyes and, in turn, more pressure on him than ever before. In an environment like that, stars can either fade or shine even brighter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,118 reads 26 comments

  23. Matt Harvey's Convincing Debut Is Perfect 1st Step in Return to the Elite

    First, the Dark Knight returned. Then, the Dark Knight rose to the occasion. Put more simply for those who aren't up to date on their sports and pop-culture crossover references ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,800 reads 45 comments

  24. 10 Reasons You Should Love Baseball Again in 2015

    They tell me you're here because, somewhere along the line, you turned away from baseball. That's OK. No hard feelings...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 17,609 reads 47 comments

  25. Red-Hot Adrian Gonzalez's 3-Homer Outburst Teases Throwback Season to Come

    Adrian Gonzalez was one of the best power hitters in baseball once upon a time. And all of a sudden, it looks like he could be again. The Los Angeles Dodgers have only played three games...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 19,683 reads 55 comments