1. MLB's 2016 Major Awards Leaders Heading into May Baseball

    As the Major League Baseball season moves from April into May, the 2016 awards season gets one step closer. It's still too early to pick who's going to win the big races, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 days ago 39,436 reads 115 comments

  2. Dee Gordon's PED Suspension Stunner Is Gut Punch for MLB

    Dee Gordon, the sweet-swinging and fast-running second baseman of the Miami Marlins, is going to be gone for a while. But that's not the sad part...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 days ago 84,035 reads 137 comments

  3. Do Streaking White Sox Have What It Takes to Stay Atop the AL All Year?

    Even before the 2016 Major League Baseball season began, the American League looked like it was going to be a wide-open battle that any team could win in the end...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 days ago 11,274 reads 119 comments

  4. 1 Trade Fix for Each 2016 MLB Contender's Biggest Weakness Entering May

    As the 2016 Major League Baseball season makes ready for the month of May, teams have a better idea of what they have and don't have than they did exiting spring training...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 days ago 29,208 reads 60 comments

  5. Andrew McCutchen's 3-HR Explosion Emphatically Ends Early-Year Slump

    Andrew McCutchen went into the Pittsburgh Pirates ' latest contest as the worst hitter in their everyday lineup. Clearly, what he needed was a slump-buster. Or three...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 days ago 5,211 reads 12 comments

  6. Predicting MLB's Next Generation of Elite Aces

    It's a safe assumption that every pitcher in the minors dreams of being the next Clayton Kershaw or Jake Arrieta. And since there's nothing wrong with dreaming big, that's totally cool...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 71,227 reads 89 comments

  7. Should Chris Archer's Resurgent 10-K Outing Quiet Rumors of Rays Ace's Demise?

    For a few hours on Monday, Chris Archer looked like an ace again. Now the only question is whether he can stay that way. It's a fair question in light of how Archer had previously been pitching...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 2,535 reads 6 comments

  8. How High Will Felix Hernandez Climb Up MLB's All-Time Strikeout List?

    Felix Hernandez 's quest to take the Seattle Mariners ' strikeout record from Randy Johnson is over. Now all King Felix has to do is get as close as he can to the Big Unit on Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 9,136 reads 22 comments

  9. 9 Major Early Themes of the 2016 MLB Season

    The 2016 Major League Baseball season has only been around long enough to make a first impression. It'll be a while before we really know what it's all about. But for now, some things regarding the 2016 campaign stand out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 days ago 50,735 reads 68 comments

  10. Lance McCullers Must Create Deadly 1-2 Punch with Keuchel to Drive Astros

    The Houston Astros are missing something, but it's hard to put a finger on it... Wait, no. There it is. Clearly, what they need is a healthy Lance McCullers ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 13 days ago 3,845 reads 1 comments

  11. Jordan Zimmermann Proving to Be a $110 Million Godsend for Tigers Rotation

    The Detroit Tigers ' response to a last-place finish in the AL Central last year was to cast a wide net in the offseason. A few trades and $270 million in free-agent contracts later, it brought back many new toys...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 13 days ago 6,214 reads 18 comments

  12. Early Signs Signal Yasiel Puig Is Headed for the Year We've Been Waiting For

    Yasiel Puig ignited millions of imaginations when he first broke into the majors in 2013. With all his speed, power and energy, surely there would come a season when he would do it all...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 14 days ago 19,352 reads 27 comments

  13. Bryce Harper Becoming Even Better Hitter in 2016 Than Historic MVP Season

    Anyone who came into the season thinking Bryce Harper couldn't possibly improve on his superstar-making 2015 season should know this: Harper's 2016 self is making his 2015 self look like a chump...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 14 days ago 39,977 reads 75 comments

  14. Rangers Star Rookie Nomar Mazara Looks Ready to Live Up to All the Hype

    It's not a set-in-stone rule or anything, but it sure seems like a Major League Baseball season can't qualify as modern unless at least one top-ranked hitting prospect takes the league by storm...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 15 days ago 13,391 reads 17 comments

  15. How Far Can Rockies Sensation Trevor Story Take His Historic Home Run Binge?

    Since they've all been heard by now, let's skip the puns and grant that Trevor Story and his many dingers have been one of the best parts of the first couple of weeks of the 2016 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 15 days ago 12,662 reads 13 comments

  16. Adam Wainwright's Early Struggles Should Have the Cardinals on Edge

    And now for a question that's simultaneously the last thing the St. Louis Cardinals want to ask, and also the first thing they currently can't ignore: What if Adam Wainwright ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 9,462 reads 18 comments

  17. Examining the Loud Return of Robinson Cano's Big Home Run Power

    You know what they say about $240 million contracts. It's amazing how quickly they can go from looking like money well spent to money wasted and back to money well spent again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 days ago 5,546 reads 5 comments

  18. Vince Velasquez's 16-K Shutout Has Phillies Celebrating Ken Giles Trade Steal

    Per the early results, the recent trade between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies should be referred to not as "the Ken Giles trade," but as "the Vince Velasquez trade...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 days ago 21,405 reads 28 comments

  19. Is 50-Homer Korean Slugger Byung Ho Park Cut out for MLB Stardom?

    Byung Ho Park was basically the Bryce Harper of the Korea Baseball Organization. In his last four seasons, in particular, many baseballs were obliterated by his bat...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 20 days ago 34,796 reads 12 comments

  20. Carlos Rodon Flashing His Potential as Next White Sox Ace

    It's clear the Chicago White Sox mean for Carlos Rodon to be another ace left-hander alongside Chris Sale. He was their No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft, and they called him to The Show after only nine appearances in the minors...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 20 days ago 5,963 reads 16 comments

  21. Noah Syndergaard Is Quickly Transforming into MLB's Most Electric Ace

    Officially, Noah Syndergaard is nicknamed Thor after the comic book superhero. But right now, you'd swear the comic book hero is actually named after him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 19,504 reads 83 comments

  22. Introducing the Next Wave of Future MLB Superstars Currently in MiLB

    Major League Baseball isn't hurting for young stars these days. It has enough. More than enough, even. But since more are on the way, you might as well get to know them ahead of time...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 34,347 reads 36 comments

  23. Daniel Murphy Showing Signs His Epic 2015 Postseason Was No Mirage

    Daniel Murphy was the most powerful hitter on the planet for a couple of weeks last October. But once he cooled down in the World Series, it sure seemed like that was that. Or maybe not, as it turns out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 13,396 reads 46 comments

  24. How Worried Should Diamondbacks Be About $206.5 Million Man Zack Greinke?

    Somewhere in the executive offices of Chase Field, there may be a finger moving closer to the button marked "PANIC...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 53,945 reads 71 comments

  25. Winners and Losers from the First Week of the 2016 MLB Season

    After slogging through a long, cold winter and going through the motions in spring training, Major League Baseball has a full business week of 2016 regular-season action under its belt...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 66,020 reads 121 comments