1. Is Red Sox's Price-Sale-Porcello Trio a True Sustainable Super-Rotation?

    In a discussion about just how good the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation is, there are two options: Going over it with a fine-tooth comb, or just buying into it as the greatest thing since the last greatest thing since sliced bread...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 26,788 reads 82 comments

  2. Grading, Analyzing Every Impact Deal of the 2016 MLB Winter Meetings

    It wouldn't be a proper day after the winter meetings without discussion of all the big deals. The four days of hot-stove action at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, didn't disappoint...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 41,740 reads 94 comments

  3. Dexter Fowler's Defection Gives Cardinals a Fighting Chance Against Rival Cubs

    The St. Louis Cardinals have the unenviable task of catching up to the Chicago Cubs . It's a mission that will take all their cunning. Their latest idea: deny the enemy and enrich themselves in one fell swoop...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 23,825 reads 106 comments

  4. Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2016 MLB Winter Meetings

    The party in National Harbor, Maryland, is over. Major League Baseball's winter meetings have come and gone, leaving us to pick up the pieces. Tell you one thing: It's not hard to see who made out well and who didn't...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 158,608 reads 270 comments

  5. MLB Winter Meetings 2016: Analyzing Impact of All the Day 3 Deals, Rumors

    Day 3 of the 2016 MLB winter meetings started with a bang and ended with a bang, with assorted other bangs in between. Missed it and want to catch up? Welcome to the right place...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,917 reads 17 comments

  6. No. 1 MLB Prospect Yoan Moncada's Elite Talent Worth Chris Sale Trade Gamble

    Two things steadily became clear about the Chicago White Sox's position on Chris Sale this winter: He was available but only at an incredibly high price. On Tuesday, that price was paid in full...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 38,532 reads 86 comments

  7. Mark Melancon Puts Giants Back on Level for NL West Dominance

    The San Francisco Giants ' run of even-year championships finally ended in 2016 in large part because their bullpen was cursed. Or to put it more bluntly, just not very good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,244 reads 56 comments

  8. Carlos Beltran Signing Puts Astros One Step Away from AL Favorites

    The last time Carlos Beltran was in a Houston Astros uniform, he was punishing baseballs left and right as he led the team deep into the postseason. It could be deja vu all over again 11 months from now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 23,559 reads 48 comments

  9. Andrew McCutchen's Exit Would End One Pirates Era, Usher in a New One

    If anyone's having trouble imagining Andrew McCutchen wearing something other than a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, don't worry. Soon you won't have to. Because it'll be reality...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 20,749 reads 27 comments

  10. Brian Dozier Would Be Perfect Fit in Rebuilding Dodgers' Flawed Offense

    The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't get in on what was possibly the best season ever for second basemen in 2016. Chase Utley and others didn't provide much hitting, baserunning or defense...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 9,209 reads 17 comments

  11. Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2016-17 MLB Offseason's 1st Month

    There hasn't been much action in the first month of the 2016-2017 Major League Baseball offseason. Everyone's been busy tip-toeing around the rather large elephant in the room . Nonetheless, the time has come for a routine stock-taking...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 44,292 reads 37 comments

  12. Yoenis Cespedes' $110M Free-Agent Deal a Win-Win for Him, New York Mets

    Since Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets seem so right for one another, it's fitting they would agree to a contract that's so right for one another...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 22,742 reads 78 comments

  13. Yasiel Puig-for-Ryan Braun Blockbuster Worth the Risk for Both Sides

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers couldn't complete a Yasiel Puig -for- Ryan Braun trade in August. Nonetheless, they left a sense they could do so eventually...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 21,805 reads 60 comments

  14. Diamondbacks' Stack of Pitching Chips Includes a Diamond in the Rough

    If the Arizona Diamondbacks are going to dangle some starting pitchers on the winter trade market, they can rest easy knowing they at least have some name value to attract interested parties...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 3,242 reads 6 comments

  15. Top Potential Ian Kinsler Suitors, Trade Packages

    The hot-stove rumor mill has made it clear that the Detroit Tigers have all their star players on the table. Miguel Cabrera. Justin Verlander. J.D. and Victor Martinez. And then there's arguably their most attractive trade chip: Ian Kinsler ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 39,811 reads 45 comments

  16. Rich Hill Signing Would Be Great Yankees Fit for Both Present and Future

    The New York Yankees need a starting pitcher. In past winters, that would have led to their going after only the best options, and damn the cost! But since they need to be smart this winter, let's help point them toward Rich Hill...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 14,417 reads 26 comments

  17. It's Time to Take the Threat of an MLB Lockout Seriously

    It's been 21 years since Major League Baseball exited its last work stoppage. Oh, how I'd love to tack an "and counting" on the end of that sentence. Instead, time may be counting down to baseball's next work stoppage...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 22,877 reads 71 comments

  18. Jose Quintana, Not Chris Sale, Is Top MLB Offseason Trade Target

    In a winter during which aces are in short supply, the hot-stove trade market seems to revolve around Chris Sale. And he's not even the best thing on the market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 19,965 reads 56 comments

  19. The Braves Shouldn't Be the Team to Break the Prospect Bank for Chris Sale

    The Atlanta Braves seem to have a Chris Sale obsession. I say we stage an intervention before it gets any worse. Who's with me? OK, maybe some concessions are in order first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 25,460 reads 49 comments

  20. Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest 2016 Hot Stove Rumors Come True

    Who's up for some hot stove fan fiction? Hey, we might as well indulge ourselves while we wait for Major League Baseball's offseason to kick into high gear. There have been some moves, but nothing too major yet...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 26,578 reads 12 comments

  21. Mike Trout Is Bull's-Eye Choice for AL MVP as MLB's Consensus Best Player

    It feels like an upset that   Mike Trout  won the American League MVP. That says enough about where the baseball world is. Or rather, where it's been...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 11,566 reads 68 comments

  22. 2016 Cy Young Award Voting Will Again Test Old School vs. New School Divide

    On Wednesday, it will be once more unto the breach in the war between old-school and new-school MLB awards voters. The debate over the 2016 American League and National League Cy Young Awards—to be revealed at 6 p...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 12,031 reads 42 comments

  23. J.D. Martinez Would Be Ideal Fit for Power-Starved Giants

    Before the San Francisco Giants ' run of even-year championships was killed by their bullpen at the end of 2016, it was wounded by their lack of power. Their leading home run hitter was Brandon Belt, who cranked just 17 homers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 17,994 reads 29 comments

  24. Justin Verlander's Cy Young-Level 2016 Gives Tigers Golden Trade Opportunity

    There's a one-in-three chance Justin Verlander will win the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. Two things will happen if he does...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 18,191 reads 29 comments

  25. Corey Seager Fulfills Top MLB Prospect Destiny as Unanimous Rookie of the Year

    When you're also up for the Most Valuable Player Award, winning Rookie of the Year is a mere formality. Still, Corey Seager will take it. And if you're just now joining us, he did...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 10,306 reads 12 comments