1. Creating a Blueprint for Each ALDS, NLDS Team to Win the World Series

    The road from the division series to winning the World Series isn't that complicated. Just score more runs than the other team in 11 games, and the bubbly is yours to spray around...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 21,903 reads 24 comments

  2. Mike Trout's 1st Postseason Key to Cementing Place as MLB's Best Player

    They say Mike Trout can do anything. Apparently, all you have to do is ask. Here goes then: Hey, Mike Trout. Simon says dominate in your first postseason. ...Or else...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 7,416 reads 37 comments

  3. MLB About to Enter Most Wide-Open Postseason in a Long Time

    Here's something that might sound weird coming from a guy who's supposed to know baseball: I have no idea who's going to win the 2014 World Series. Of course, I will make a pick at some point...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 5,626 reads 9 comments

  4. Jordan Zimmermann's No-Hitter Highlights Nationals' Dominant Postseason Staff

    Given the kind of firepower the Washington Nationals have in their starting rotation, it was just a matter of time before their starters had everyone's attention in October. Jordan Zimmermann , however, decided to start the party a few days early.

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 12,993 reads 17 comments

  5. Where Does Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame Career Stand Among His Peers?

    This is it, you guys. The day has finally come. It's time to bid Derek Jeter his final farewell. After the longtime New York Yankees shortstop plays one last game Sunday against ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 47,301 reads 194 comments

  6. B/R MLB 500: Top 500 Players for 2015

    After sizing up the top players at each position throughout September, the B/R MLB 500 is now ready for its grand finale: All 500 players, one list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 157,597 reads 303 comments

  7. B/R MLB 500: Top 70 Corner Outfielders

    After a brief check-in with designated hitters , the B/R MLB 500 will now conclude its position-by-position tour with corner outfielders...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 87,265 reads 178 comments

  8. B/R MLB 500: Top 10 Designated Hitters

    With center fielders in the bag, the B/R MLB 500 now turns its attention to the guys who wield bats for a living: designated hitters...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 56,986 reads 76 comments

  9. B/R MLB 500: Top 40 Center Fielders

    After checking in with relief pitchers , the B/R MLB 500 now turns its attention to arguably the most athletic players on the diamond: center fielders...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 104,345 reads 188 comments

  10. B/R MLB 500: Top 55 Relief Pitcher Rankings

    After last visiting with the guys at the hot corner , the B/R MLB 500 now continues with a look at the guys coming in from the bullpen...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 70,927 reads 215 comments

  11. Chris Davis' 25-Game Suspension Could Impact O's More Than You'd Think

    Literally and figuratively, the Baltimore Orioles have lost a big piece for their upcoming trip to October...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 11,968 reads 22 comments

  12. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Third Basemen

    With shortstops in the bag, the B/R MLB 500 will now wrap up its trip around the infield at the hot corner...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 87,762 reads 141 comments

  13. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Shortstops

    After paying a visit to the guys at second base , the B/R MLB 500 will now move on to the jewels of the infield: shortstops...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 101,348 reads 208 comments

  14. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Second Basemen

    Having last checked in with starting pitchers , the B/R MLB 500 will now resume its trip around the bases to visit the guys manning second base...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 97,131 reads 91 comments

  15. B/R MLB 500: Top 150 Starting Pitchers

    After checking in with the guys behind the plate , the next stop for the B/R MLB 500 is the guys they do business with the most: starting pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 131,291 reads 214 comments

  16. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Catchers

    With the B/R MLB 500 having gotten underway with a look at first basemen , it's now time to head 90 feet back down the line for a look at the guys wearing the armor...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 126,598 reads 249 comments

  17. MLB 500 2014: Top 35 First Basemen

    Since a trip around the bases begins at first base, we'll begin this year's B/R MLB 500 the same way. First basemen will be scored like so: 35 points for Approach/Hitting, 40 points ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 124,935 reads 181 comments

  18. B/R MLB 500: An Introduction to This Year's List

    Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jack, and then find your seat. It's time. Time for the B/R MLB 500. This is Year 2 of the MLB 500, and the idea is the same as in Year 1 : Gather ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 20,675 reads 8 comments

  19. Dissecting Nolan Ryan's One-of-a-Kind Legacy, 25 Years After 5,000th Strikeout

    Let's go back 25 years to Aug. 22, 1989, to appreciate Nolan Ryan doing something that hadn't been done before, hasn't been done since and may never be done again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 18,977 reads 18 comments

  20. Dark Horses Who Could Shake Up Major MLB Award Races Down the Stretch

    Because Major League Baseball's season is six months long, the last six weeks shouldn't make much of a difference with the major awards races. But hey, you never know when the "Chipper Jones Effect" is going to happen...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 49,159 reads 178 comments

  21. Remembering the 1994 Expos: From MLB's Best to Washington Nationals in 10 Years

    On this day 20 years ago, baseball fans were robbed. Aug. 12, 1994, was the day Major League Baseball players went on strike...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 74,662 reads 101 comments

  22. Baseball Needs to Embrace Its Dynamic Personalities, Not Vilify Them

    Let's acknowledge that Major League Baseball isn't completely stuck in the past. It's gotten its share of modern upgrades, from 24 new ballparks in 25 years to the gift-that-keeps-giving ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 172,837 reads 251 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland A's: Who Is the Team to Beat After Deadline Madness?

    The American League is the Detroit Tigers' and Oakland Athletics' world. Everyone else is just living in it. That's how it feels after Thursday's action, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 21,557 reads 241 comments

  24. Jake Peavy Trade Could Be Giants' Latest Reclamation Success Story

    The San Francisco Giants have this special trick that they like to perform on seemingly over-the-hill veterans that involves turning them into, well, not over-the-hill veterans...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 16,182 reads 56 comments

  25. Will We Ever See Another Maddux-Glavine-Smoltz Rotation Trio in MLB?

    Baseball generally doesn't do one-of-a-kinds. Babe Ruth was one of a kind until Hank Aaron arrived. Same goes for Willie Mays until Ken Griffey Jr. And Sandy Koufax until Clayton Kershaw...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 31,872 reads 100 comments