1. 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 12 months ago 1,506 reads 4 comments

  2. 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 12 months ago 1,857 reads 5 comments

  3. 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 12 months ago 7,415 reads 23 comments

  4. 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 12 months ago 2,774 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 12 months ago 5,956 reads 5 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 17,595 reads 49 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 8,408 reads 42 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 2,066 reads 2 comments

  9. 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 12 months ago 12,758 reads 69 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 6,250 reads 14 comments

  11. Francisco Liriano Now Playoff-Ready Ace After Years of Inconsistency

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to win their first postseason game in over 20 years on Tuesday night, so they handed the ball to the guy with the million-dollar arm. In the end, it worked out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 18,920 reads 36 comments

  12. Why Prince Fielder's Performance Nosedives in the Postseason

    By any reasonable set of standards, Prince Fielder is a fantastic hitter. The Detroit Tigers first baseman owns a .286/.389/...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 9,702 reads 20 comments

  13. Is Evan Longoria Ready to Make Final Game Magic Pay off in Postseason?

    The Tampa Bay Rays needed a win against the Texas Rangers on Monday night to keep their season alive. How fitting that it was their two biggest stars who helped deliver it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 9,879 reads 12 comments

  14. MLB Playoffs 2013: Blueprint for Each Team to Win the World Series

    A few short months ago, 30 teams departed from spring training with a common dream to win the World Series. After the Tampa Bay Rays' 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 163, that number, for the moment, is down to 10 ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 21,498 reads 32 comments

  15. How Johnny Cueto, Francisco Liriano Match Up Against NL Wild Card Game Offenses

    The pieces are all in place for the National League Wild Card Game. The teams, the venue and the pitching matchup have been decided...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 14,490 reads 24 comments

  16. Is Clayton Kershaw Poised to Dominate October, Carry Dodgers to Title?

    One of the greatest regular-season pitching performances in recent memory has come to a close. Ace lefty Clayton Kershaw fired six innings of shutout ball against the Colorado ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 6,463 reads 15 comments

  17. How the 2013 Cardinals Compare to 2006, 2011 Championship Teams

    For the first time since 2009, the St. Louis Cardinals aren't heading to the postseason as a mere wild-card team. Nope, not this year. Meet your 2013 National League Central champions...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 6,128 reads 6 comments

  18. Is Yasiel Puig Ready for the Bright Lights, Pressure of the MLB Playoffs?

    On deck is the season finale of the thrilling new drama that's gripped the nation: "Puigmania: The Puigtastical Journey of Yasiel Puig ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 4,485 reads 11 comments

  19. Predicting How Final MLB Playoff Race Weekend Will Play Out

    Three days. American League Wild Card still up for grabs. One division still up for grabs. Seeding still a mystery...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 36,855 reads 36 comments

  20. What the Detroit Tigers Must Do to Win First World Series Since 1984

    Make it three in a row for the Detroit Tigers . With a little help from American League Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer, the Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Wednesday night to run their magic number to win the AL Central to zero...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 11,146 reads 47 comments

  21. Why the Cleveland Indians Could Be Poised for Deep Cinderella Run

    The Cleveland Indians haven't won anything yet. They're in line to make the playoffs as the American League's second wild-card club, but their one-game lead over the Texas Rangers could disappear in a heartbeat...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 10,934 reads 45 comments

  22. Is Robinson Cano or Jacoby Ellsbury More Deserving of Long-Term Contract?

    It's long been assumed that current New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is going to be paid more handsomely than any other free agent this winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 7,035 reads 32 comments

  23. Ideal 2013 World Series Matchups

    There are World Series matchups you think could happen, and then there are World Series matchups that you kind of want to see. B/R MLB analyst Gabe Zaldivar and B/R MLB lead writer Zachary D...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 28,146 reads 133 comments

  24. Where Does Mariano Rivera Rank Among the Greatest Pitchers of the Last 25 Years?

    The countdown on the great Mariano Rivera 's career is nearing the end, but the longtime New York Yankees closer shouldn't be in a hurry to prove anything at the last minute...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 6,509 reads 17 comments

  25. Should Michael Wacha's Gem Put MLB Playoff Teams on Notice?

    An inch in either direction. A more on-target throw from short. A first baseman with longer arms. If Michael Wacha had even one of these things working for him on Ryan Zimmerman's ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 13,520 reads 36 comments