1. Identifying Favorite to Sign Each Top Free Agent Entering Winter Meetings

    Thanks in large part to the early run on position players, most of the best talent on this winter's free-agent market is already spoken for. But fret not...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 117,791 reads 157 comments

  2. 10 Impact Deals to Watch for During MLB Winter Meetings

    Put a whole bunch of Major League Baseball executives and player agents in one place for a few days, and there's bound to be action. Yup, it's time to start looking forward to the winter meetings...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 days ago 55,851 reads 55 comments

  3. Would Blockbuster Matt Kemp Trade Be Enough for Padres to Make NL West Push?

    After looking up at the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the NL West in 2014, the San Diego Padres are giving off strong signals that they mean to level the playing field this winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 days ago 20,198 reads 68 comments

  4. Which Red Sox Pitching Target Makes the Most Sense in a Yoenis Cespedes Trade?

    Let's go ahead and take a couple things for granted about Yoenis Cespedes . One is that the Boston Red Sox are all but guaranteed to trade him, as the slugger is now expendable ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 27,365 reads 63 comments

  5. Are MLB Teams Getting Good Bang for Their Buck Early on in Free Agency?

    With Opening Day of the 2015 Major League Baseball season not until April 5, the free-agent market is still a long way from closing. There's no need for clubs to make a mad dash for what's left...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 29,272 reads 14 comments

  6. Running Down the Top Buy-Low Non-Tenders Now on the Free-Agent Market

    Allow me to present a couple reasons why you should give a darn that Major League Baseball's non-tender deadline came and went Tuesday night: Justin Turner, Chris Coghlan, Sam Fuld and Ryan Webb...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 27,377 reads 27 comments

  7. Los Angeles Dodgers Are MLB Offseason's Volcano Ready to Erupt

    Point your ear in the direction of Chavez Ravine, and you'll hear the sound of silence. So far, the eerily quiet Los Angeles Dodgers have been letting other clubs dictate the MLB offseason's headlines...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 30,320 reads 25 comments

  8. Are Dodgers, Yankees Headed Toward a Bidding War over Relief Ace Andrew Miller?

    Many years from now, we may find ourselves recalling how the first great bidding war between the megarich Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees of the 2000s was not over a hulking slugger or a fire-balling starter, but over a left-handed reliever...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 28,435 reads 26 comments

  9. Orioles Must Have Aggressive Winter to Keep Hard-Won A.L. East Supremacy

    It's early yet, but so far this offseason, the Baltimore Orioles sure are acting like a team that just went 96-66 and won the American League East by a dozen games. You'd expect a team like that to play it cool, and that's what the Orioles are doing..

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 6,545 reads 10 comments

  10. What Can MLB Do to Solve Its Expanding Strike Zone Problem?

    You've probably noticed how nobody in Major League Baseball can hit anymore. And out of the many reasons for that, the most overlooked is how the strike zone has really let itself go in the last few years...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,140 reads 31 comments

  11. Which Seattle Mariners Power Target Makes the Most Sense for Them?

    The Seattle Mariners haven't found a right-handed power hitter yet. But bless their heart, they sure are trying. With righty power in short supply, the Mariners don't have a laundry list of options...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,810 reads 46 comments

  12. Which Superstar Will Be MLB's Next $300 Million Man?

    In the wake of Giancarlo Stanton becoming Major League Baseball's first $300 million man , a question comes to mind...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 37,909 reads 104 comments

  13. Where Do the Giants Go from Here After Pablo Sandoval's Surprising Departure?

    Suddenly, the San Francisco Giants have a panda-sized hole to fill. As expected, the Giants made a spirited run at re-signing free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 35,381 reads 101 comments

  14. Top 2014-15 MLB Free Agents Who Do and Don't Deserve the Hype

    For baseball fans, one of the only things to do this time of year is talk about free agents. Especially the hyped free agents, who we talk about again and again...and again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 107,423 reads 100 comments

  15. What Is Braves All-Star Justin Upton's True Trade Value on Winter Market?

    If you think the Atlanta Braves did well in the Jason Heyward trade, just wait until you see how they do in the Justin Upton trade. Or so they hope, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 32,078 reads 76 comments

  16. Evan Gattis Would Be Winter-Trade-Market Steal for an AL Contender

    Since Evan Gattis is an American League player trapped in a National League uniform, we may never know how good he can be as long as he remains the property of the Atlanta Braves...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 27,550 reads 43 comments

  17. Is Max Scherzer Worth Nationals Breaking Up Title-Level Rotation For?

    Coming into the MLB offseason, you could look at the Washington Nationals and conclude within, oh, three seconds that the last thing they needed to tinker with was their starting rotation...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 20,664 reads 24 comments

  18. MLB Should Make Bold Move to Juice Baseball to Combat Shrinking Offense

    Major League Baseball did the right thing when it took juice out of the players. It must now do the right thing by putting juice into the ball. Yeah, I know. The idea of a juiced ball puts baseball fans on high alert...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,812 reads 46 comments

  19. Would Giants Be Wiser to Risk $100M Deal on Yasmany Tomas or Pablo Sandoval?

    Let's play a game of "Spend the San Francisco Giants ' Money!" Today's contestants: Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas and third baseman Pablo Sandoval ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 12,495 reads 18 comments

  20. With Jon Lester's Suitors Lining Up, Where Is the Best Fit for Him?

    Jon Lester hasn't found a contract just yet, but it's clear he has found one thing on the open market: Options. Yes, lots and lots of options. Last week, Rob Bradford of WEEI...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 47,659 reads 121 comments

  21. Hanley Ramirez to the Mariners Would Shift AL's Balance of Power

    When the Seattle Mariners signed Robinson Cano last winter, a prevailing train of thought was that they were probably more than one star away from being a contender. Except not, as it turned out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 26,366 reads 49 comments

  22. Giancarlo Stanton Is Best Bet of MLB's Contract Risks Thanks to Age, Opt-Out

    Whenever Major League Baseball gets a new record-sized contract, it's tempting to get into hand-wringing and bellyaching about the league's eternally reckless spending...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 18,515 reads 11 comments

  23. A.J. Burnett Takes Less Money to Return to Where Everything Clicked

    Despite frequent insistence to the contrary, free-agent signings are almost always about the money. That's what it's all about, you know. But not for A.J. Burnett . On Friday, he decided to be a very rare exception to the rule...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 21,834 reads 28 comments

  24. Jon Lester-Theo Epstein Reunion Is Must-Have Splash to Make Young Cubs a Threat

    You'll know President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein finally has the Chicago Cubs ready to make a run at ending their 106-year championship drought when he strikes a deal with an old associate of his: Jon Lester ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 13,774 reads 20 comments

  25. Mike Trout Finally Crowned with AL MVP Award He's Deserved Since 2012

    Mike Trout is the most valuable player in the American League . Like, for real this time. Trout has been the class of the Junior Circuit since his call-up in 2012, but now he has an award that says so...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 7,027 reads 80 comments