1. 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 4 months ago 8,228 reads 31 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 16,842 reads 46 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 38,022 reads 104 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 35,499 reads 101 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 107,496 reads 100 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 32,116 reads 76 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 27,591 reads 43 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 20,931 reads 24 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 16,889 reads 46 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 12,518 reads 18 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 47,679 reads 121 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 26,385 reads 49 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 18,599 reads 11 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 21,896 reads 28 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 13,795 reads 20 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 7,059 reads 80 comments

  17. Should Braves Look to Trade Justin Upton, Jason Heyward Before It's Too Late?

    Never mind the Atlanta Braves trading Justin Upton or Jason Heyward. Here's a much bolder idea: the Braves trading Upton and Heyward. For now, the Braves don't appear set on doing that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 19,069 reads 68 comments

  18. After Historic Cy Young Season, Can Clayton Kershaw Possibly Get Any Better?

    It's hard to climb any higher when you're already on top of the world. And yet, that's what Clayton Kershaw must now try to do. First things first, though. Kershaw has a new trophy to add to his collection...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 13,106 reads 67 comments

  19. Which 2014-2015 MLB Free Agents Will Be This Year's Surprise Steals?

    Perhaps there was a time when it was easy to find cheap talent on the free-agent market, but it's certainly not now. Player salaries are always going up...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 10,369 reads 0 comments

  20. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Top 100 Players Available in Free Agency, Trades

    After looking at all the key positions individually, it's now time for the final stop on the B/R MLB Offseason 100. The complete list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 107,652 reads 36 comments

  21. Jacob deGrom's NL ROY Win Highlights Increasingly Bright Future of Mets Rotation

    You know, we really should get to work thinking of a good nickname for the New York Mets ' starting rotation. Why? Well, put it this way: Now's a good time to realize it's going to need one before long...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 15,193 reads 44 comments

  22. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 20 Outfielders Available This Winter

    With corner and middle infielders and catchers all taken care of, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 has one last stop to make on the position-player circuit: outfielders. We have a list of 20 outfielders available on the winter market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 27,556 reads 15 comments

  23. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 10 Catchers Available This Winter

    With both corner and middle infielders taken care of, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now head behind the dish for a look at the top catchers available on the winter market. Our list of catchers includes 10 names...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 31,516 reads 17 comments

  24. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Middle Infielders Available This Winter

    After checking in with the top corner infielders available this winter, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now turn its focus to the middle of the diamond. We've arranged a list of 15 middle infielders who figure to be available...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 18,039 reads 16 comments

  25. B/R Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Corner Infielders Available This Winter

    After getting started with the top starting and relief pitchers on the market this winter, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now turn to hitters with a look at the top corner infielders available...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 18,727 reads 16 comments