1. Why World Series Game 7 Is Better Than the Super Bowl

    Super Bowl, eh? Psh . I'll take Game 7 of the World Series any day of the week. And twice on Super Sunday. Full disclosure: I'm biased. It literally says "MLB Lead Writer" underneath my name...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 5,664 reads 0 comments

  2. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Offseason Week 14 News, Rumors and Speculation

    All is quiet on the MLB trade market. With teams just about ready to exit offseason mode and enter spring training mode, that's not coincidental. But it's not time to remove our speculation hats just yet...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 66,417 reads 0 comments

  3. Andrew Miller Is Tempting Fate by Representing Team USA at 2017 WBC

    After pushing himself to the limit for the Cleveland Indians , Andrew Miller is ready to pick up where he left off in service of his country. Spoiler Alert: This isn't the best idea...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 9,797 reads 0 comments

  4. 8 Young Players on the Verge of Becoming MLB Superstars

    Major League Baseball isn't hurting for young superstars. There's that one guy named Trout. And the guy named Harper. And Machado. And Betts. And Syndergaard. And so on. But you know what? It never hurts to have more young superstars...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 75,210 reads 0 comments

  5. MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 Relief Pitchers to Watch

    Major League Baseball is becoming a joint run by relief pitchers. For that reason alone, they'll be a group worth watching during spring training. Let's focus on 10 relievers to watch in February and March...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 14,825 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 11,988 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 8 months ago 10,151 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 25,645 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 32,241 reads 9 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 63,066 reads 8 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 23,156 reads 17 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 19,490 reads 23 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 9,901 reads 22 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 5,643 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 30,971 reads 33 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 47,433 reads 140 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 64,109 reads 22 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 17,578 reads 24 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 6,649 reads 6 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 6,932 reads 8 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 8,537 reads 14 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 6,933 reads 23 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 74,571 reads 63 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 36,183 reads 148 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 12,928 reads 9 comments