1. How Kris Bryant Can Get Even Better After Monster MVP Season

    Somewhere down the line, Kris Bryant might make it his mission to conquer gravity, find the lost city of Atlantis or make the first good video game movie. For now, continuing to get better at baseball will have to do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 11,882 reads 0 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects Ahead of Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox 's farm system isn't empty yet. It's not for lack of trying on Dave Dombrowski's part. Boston's president of baseball operations hasn't been shy about trading the club's top prospects for immediate upgrades...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 9,779 reads 0 comments

  3. Can MLB's Second-Base Superstar Revolution Continue into 2017?

    They don't make second basemen like they used to. And that's a compliment. Though the 2017 MLB season will be here before anyone knows it, one thing that still stands out from 2016 is the success that second basemen had...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 25,457 reads 0 comments

  4. What Is Madison Bumgarner Worth in Upcoming Giants Megadeal?

    There's what Madison Bumgarner is making, what he's worth and how much he might make in his next contract. Spoiler alert: These three things are very different...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 31,016 reads 9 comments

  5. Why Did MLB Home Run King Mark Trumbo Come so Cheaply to Orioles?

    Major League Baseball's reigning home run champion has a new contract, and it's not the most expensive deal signed this winter. Not even close...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 62,726 reads 8 comments

  6. MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 Outfielders to Watch

    What's about to proceed is a slideshow about outfielders to watch that won't mention Mike Trout. It sounds blasphemous, but there's a method at work here...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 22,996 reads 17 comments

  7. Breaking Down the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class and Biggest Snubs

    For a lucky few, today's the day Cooperstown called to say, "Welcome." For everyone else: "Thanks for playing." The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was finally announced Wednesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 18,686 reads 23 comments

  8. Jose Bautista's $18M Re-Up Keeps Blue Jays Near Top of AL East

    Jose Bautista may have entered the free-agent waters thinking they would take him to a better, richer harbor. Instead, they've pushed him right back from where he came. And that's not so bad...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 9,870 reads 22 comments

  9. Red Sox Spring Training 2017 Preview: Predictions, Players to Watch and More

    When the Boston Red Sox report for spring training, they'll officially embark on a 2017 season that they hope will result in their fourth World Series title since 2004. Oh, by the way, the magic date is February 13...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 5,409 reads 3 comments

  10. MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 3rd Basemen to Watch

    We could go on and on (and on) about Kris Bryant, Josh Donaldson, Manny Machado and the other superstars at third base in today's MLB . The position is capital-L Loaded...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 30,815 reads 33 comments

  11. Is MLB Headed for Dearth of Intense Division Races Next Season?

    There are things the 2017 MLB season can be counted on to deliver. Mike Trout will make highlights. Giancarlo Stanton's bat will make loud noises. Bartolo Colon will make assorted GIFs ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 47,337 reads 140 comments

  12. MLB Free Agents 2017: Predicting Landing Spots for Top Players Still Available

    These are hard times for MLB free agents. With spring training fast approaching, roster spots and money are in shorter supply than they were at the beginning of the offseason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 63,378 reads 22 comments

  13. Alex Reyes Will Emerge as MLB's Newest Ace in 2017 Rookie Season

    Alex Reyes' journey has already taken him from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic to the top of prospect rankings and finally to the major leagues in 2016. Next stop: the top of the St...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 17,248 reads 24 comments

  14. Predicting San Francisco Giants Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    After finally running out of even-year magic in 2016, the San Francisco Giants don't have many questions to answer before they try to conjure some odd-year magic in 2017...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 6,596 reads 6 comments

  15. Predicting Boston Red Sox Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox will roll into spring training with one of the best rosters in the league. That was assured when they went on a shopping spree during the winter meetings...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 6,880 reads 8 comments

  16. What Carlos Correa Must Do to Reach Superstar Offensive Potential in 2017

    The Houston Astros may have disappointed in 2016 after their big coming-out party in 2015, but don't worry. They could be a juggernaut in 2017 if everything goes right. That entails a lot of things, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 8,328 reads 14 comments

  17. Would Bonds, Clemens Entry Open Up Hall of Fame Floodgates?

    How much juice can the National Baseball Hall of Fame hold? We're going to find out. The sea change in the voting for the Hall of Fame can't be ignored...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 6,911 reads 23 comments

  18. Ranking the 2016-17 MLB Offseason's 15 Largest Contracts from Worst to Best

    OK, so the 2016-2017 MLB offseason hasn't been the wild spending bonanza that last winter's offseason was. But as evidence that it hasn't been all bad, I submit 15 contracts worth at least $20 million ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 73,975 reads 63 comments

  19. Manny Machado vs. Bryce Harper: Who Really Deserves MLB's First $400M Deal?

    Major League Baseball already has a $300 million contract . Its first $400 million contract could come soon. Call it a hunch based on where Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are in their careers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 35,733 reads 148 comments

  20. Boston Red Sox's Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post-New Year

    With 2017 officially here and spring training just around the corner, the Boston Red Sox have the luxury of already having checked the big boxes on their offseason to-do list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 12,846 reads 9 comments

  21. Will High Demand for Controllable Pitching Lead to More Early Extensions?

    Got a talented homegrown pitcher? Might want to hold on to that. Could be valuable someday. Sound advice under any circumstances. And possibly growing sounder by the day...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 3,035 reads 2 comments

  22. The Jaw-Dropping 2016-17 MLB Free-Agent Class That Might've Been

    So, here it is. We've come to it at last. The point in the MLB offseason where the baseball news cycle is emptier than our holiday cookie jars. This winter more than most, it was bound to come sooner rather than later...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 29,812 reads 14 comments

  23. Early 2017 MLB Playoff Team Projections If the Offseason Ended Today

    Next year will soon be here, but the 2017 Major League Baseball playoffs are so far off that they might as well be in a whole 'nother year. You might be thinking it's too soon to go there...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 7,750 reads 2 comments

  24. Previewing 10 Heated MLB Position Battles After Pile of 2016 Offseason Moves

    Not only are we still in the year 2016, but we also haven't even gotten past the holidays yet. Spring training is but a glimmer on the Major League Baseball horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 14,112 reads 5 comments

  25. Why Has MLB Trade Market Shifted so Strongly to Sellers' Advantage?

    There's always going to be a reaction whenever star players change hands on the MLB trade market. Heck, it would be weird if people didn't say, "Wow!" or some other exclamation...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 9,159 reads 6 comments