1. 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 5 months ago 20,241 reads 68 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 27,408 reads 63 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 29,313 reads 14 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 27,385 reads 27 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 30,354 reads 25 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 28,471 reads 26 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 6,560 reads 10 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 8,233 reads 31 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 16,846 reads 46 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 38,035 reads 104 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 35,527 reads 101 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 107,498 reads 100 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 32,123 reads 76 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 27,593 reads 43 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 20,944 reads 24 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 16,900 reads 46 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 12,523 reads 18 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 47,684 reads 121 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 26,392 reads 49 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 18,611 reads 11 comments

  21. 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 21,911 reads 28 comments

  22. 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 13,796 reads 20 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 7,064 reads 80 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 19,075 reads 68 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 13,110 reads 67 comments