1. Ranking This MLB Offseason's 15 Largest Contracts from Worst to Best

    Though two of the best available players have still yet to sign, the 2014-2015 Major League Baseball offseason has already handed out easily over $1 billion in free-agent contracts...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 13,043 reads 25 comments

  2. Is Re-Signing Max Scherzer Just a Luxury, or Crucial Need for Tigers?

    It's still hard to tell where Max Scherzer is going to sign, but logic says that he'll end up signing with the team that simply has to have him. According to the latest report, that team is the Detroit Tigers ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 5,189 reads 16 comments

  3. Favorites, Potential Dark Horses in the Yoan Moncada Sweepstakes

    Obsessing over Yoan Moncada yet? No? Well, you should be. The 19-year-old Cuban is a potential franchise cornerstone, and the bidding for his services projects to be very crowded...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 21,948 reads 18 comments

  4. How Shocking Cardinals Splash for Price, Hamels or Scherzer Would Shake Up N.L.

    The St. Louis Cardinals have been quiet ever since starting their winter off with a bang by acquiring Jason Heyward . A bit too quiet. But maybe not for much longer. Word is the Cardinals want to make another bang...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 30,832 reads 37 comments

  5. 7 Worthy Hall of Fame Candidates Who Will Clearly Never Get Elected

    Word is you should never say never, but you can make exceptions. For example, I'm certain Ben Revere will never win the Home Run Derby, and equally certain Bartolo Colon will never hit an infield single...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 24,790 reads 145 comments

  6. Kris Bryant Poised to Be MLB's Best Young Phenom in 2015

    Everybody wants Kris Bryant to be the next big thing. Well, actually, it's more like everybody and their uncle. That's a lot of pressure. So let's talk about why he should be up to the task in 2015, and sooner rather than later...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 53,813 reads 92 comments

  7. Early Induction Odds for the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

    It's only been a day since the voting for the Hall of Fame class of 2015 was revealed, so I naturally have to tell you that it's not too soon to look forward to next year's voting...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 59,047 reads 130 comments

  8. What Is Holding Voters Back from Sending Mike Piazza to Hall of Fame?

    If you think Mike Piazza is worthy of Cooperstown, you're not alone. For the third year in a row, he drew votes from the majority of the Hall of Fame voters. …But not quite enough to actually get into the Hall of Fame...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 36,877 reads 94 comments

  9. B/R MLB Experts Fill out 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballots

    Thank goodness three new members were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. If they hadn't been, the 2015 ballot would have featured as much Cooperstown-worthy talent as Cooperstown itself...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 14,821 reads 73 comments

  10. What Is Fair Trade Value for Phillies Ace Cole Hamels?

    Of the attractive trade chips in the Philadelphia Phillies ' collection, Cole Hamels is the Action Comics No. 1 of the bunch. He's the prized possession, and the one available for the highest price...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 57,945 reads 103 comments

  11. Can AL East Be Taken Seriously Without Certain Aces in 2015?

    Take a look at the American League East right now, and you'll see it has a fairly typical collection of star power...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 17,228 reads 50 comments

  12. Is Yasiel Puig Ready to Face Big Responsibility with Kemp, Ramirez Gone?

    There's going to be a lot of pressure on Yasiel Puig when the Los Angeles Dodgers take the field in 2015. Alright, maybe that sounds like stating the obvious...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 18,860 reads 73 comments

  13. How MLB Teams Will Still Be Able to Build a Winner After January 1

    With a whole new year just days away, Major League Baseball's winter market is about as well-stocked as your friendly neighborhood toy store. Due to the demands of the season, there's not much left...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 17,714 reads 5 comments

  14. Johnny Cueto's Extension Demands Should Push Reds to Sell High

    If the Cincinnati Reds were holding out hope of Johnny Cueto giving them a hometown discount on an extension, it sounds like they can forget about it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 23,255 reads 42 comments

  15. MLB Is Undergoing a Significant Changing of the Guard Among Contenders

    It used to be easy to predict the contenders for an upcoming Major League Baseball season. For all the fuzzy situations, there were always the mainstays you could count on. These, however, are strange times...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 51,858 reads 84 comments

  16. Pirates Are the Right Team to Bet Big on Jung-ho Kang's Potential

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed up to take a chance on a 27-year-old shortstop who hit 40 home runs last season. Yeah, you'll have to trust me that there is some chance involved with a player like that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 21,705 reads 14 comments

  17. MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Scenarios This Offseason

    With nearly two months of the Major League Baseball offseason gone by, some teams have already put their best-laid plans into action and gotten us all riled up talking about how clever they are...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 64,484 reads 98 comments

  18. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Remaining MLB Pitching Market

    There's not much to talk about regarding hitters on Major League Baseball's offseason market. There was once, but signings and trades have taken care of that. They're all gone now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 13,858 reads 6 comments

  19. Max Scherzer Is the Splash San Francisco Giants Need to Salvage Offseason

    Somewhere in a quiet corner of AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean pushes the record button on an R-2 unit and says, "Help us, Max Scherzer . You're our only hope...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 24,083 reads 64 comments

  20. What Suppressed the MLB Hitting Market Spending This Winter?

    You might have noticed that Major League Baseball teams have been hot after bats this winter and that they've been spending a lot of money on said bats. But not that much, really...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 4,594 reads 1 comments

  21. Blockbuster Wil Myers Trade the Latest Shake-Up to NL West Power Structure

    When we last saw the National League West in the regular season, it was the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on top and everyone else straining their necks looking up at them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 66,428 reads 82 comments

  22. 8 Impact MLB Deals That Will Go Down Before the New Year

    After all the wheeling and dealing they've already done this winter, Major League Baseball executives can be forgiven if they feel like taking the rest of 2014 off. But they're not going to do that, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 85,887 reads 182 comments

  23. Why Is 2013 AL ROY Wil Myers Suddenly on the Trading Block?

    Hey, remember how clever the Tampa Bay Rays looked when they traded for Wil Myers two winters ago? Remember how they looked even smarter after he won the 2013 American League Rookie ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 45,366 reads 66 comments

  24. More Than Ever, MLB Offseason Proving NL at Unfair Disadvantage Without the DH

    With pitching and defense in charge, the Major League Baseball landscape has become no country for good hitters. The ones that do exist are few and far between, making it difficult for clubs to find them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 12,256 reads 62 comments

  25. Dodgers' Rebuilt Rotation Is Good Enough to Make Strong 2015 Title Run

    Andrew Friedman inherited a pretty good starting rotation when he agreed to run the Los Angeles Dodgers . It was weak at the back end, sure, but having Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu at the top more than made up for that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 38,586 reads 85 comments