1. 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 10 months ago 6,649 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 6,933 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 8,541 reads 14 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 6,933 reads 23 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 74,576 reads 63 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 36,187 reads 148 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 12,934 reads 9 comments

  8. Will High Demand for Controllable Pitching Lead to More Early Extensions?

    Got a talented homegrown pitcher? Might want to hold on to that. Could be valuable someday. Sound advice under any circumstances. And possibly growing sounder by the day...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 3,087 reads 2 comments

  9. The Jaw-Dropping 2016-17 MLB Free-Agent Class That Might've Been

    So, here it is. We've come to it at last. The point in the MLB offseason where the baseball news cycle is emptier than our holiday cookie jars. This winter more than most, it was bound to come sooner rather than later...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 29,871 reads 14 comments

  10. Early 2017 MLB Playoff Team Projections If the Offseason Ended Today

    Next year will soon be here, but the 2017 Major League Baseball playoffs are so far off that they might as well be in a whole 'nother year. You might be thinking it's too soon to go there...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 12,678 reads 2 comments

  11. Previewing 10 Heated MLB Position Battles After Pile of 2016 Offseason Moves

    Not only are we still in the year 2016, but we also haven't even gotten past the holidays yet. Spring training is but a glimmer on the Major League Baseball horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 14,117 reads 5 comments

  12. Why Has MLB Trade Market Shifted so Strongly to Sellers' Advantage?

    There's always going to be a reaction whenever star players change hands on the MLB trade market. Heck, it would be weird if people didn't say, "Wow!" or some other exclamation...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 9,202 reads 6 comments

  13. Edwin Encarnacion Signing Propels Indians Toward Another World Series in 2017

    The Cleveland Indians left the rest of the American League in their dust in the 2016 MLB playoffs. After winning 94 games in the regular season, they won seven of eight games en route to a near miss in the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 12,188 reads 15 comments

  14. Kris Bryant Monster Extension Should Be Next Move for Champion Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series in 2016. And by looking at their roster, it sure looks like they can turn right around and win another in 2017...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 33,509 reads 89 comments

  15. Jose Quintana Trade Would Be Right Idea at Wrong Time for Yankees

    Nobody can fault the New York Yankees if they’re getting cold feet with their plan to take the long way back to success, but the best advice for them right now is to stay the course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 31,621 reads 52 comments

  16. MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Offseason Scenarios

    I hate to break it to the following MLB teams, but, um, well...it may be too late for them to save their best-laid plans for the winter. In fairness, the hot stove season isn't a walk in the park...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 39,234 reads 35 comments

  17. Jose Bautista Is the Free-Agent Slugger with No Clear MLB Home

    If you were to cross paths with Jose Bautista and offer him a penny to play a game of catch, you might have just made the leading offer for his services...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 22,137 reads 31 comments

  18. Does Dodgers' Expensive Roster Have Enough Firepower to Take Down Cubs?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to be good in 2017. For fans of the franchise, this must be at once comforting and beside the point. The Dodgers being good has been a fact of life for the last four seasons...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 18,907 reads 67 comments

  19. Dodgers Remain Among NL Elite by Re-Signing Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner

    Nearly $200 million and exactly three familiar faces later, the Los Angeles Dodgers have retained a roster worthy of the top of the National League power structure...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,979 reads 55 comments

  20. Is Red Sox's Price-Sale-Porcello Trio a True Sustainable Super-Rotation?

    In a discussion about just how good the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation is, there are two options: Going over it with a fine-tooth comb, or just buying into it as the greatest thing since the last greatest thing since sliced bread...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 26,895 reads 82 comments

  21. Grading, Analyzing Every Impact Deal of the 2016 MLB Winter Meetings

    It wouldn't be a proper day after the winter meetings without discussion of all the big deals. The four days of hot-stove action at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, didn't disappoint...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 41,819 reads 94 comments

  22. Dexter Fowler's Defection Gives Cardinals a Fighting Chance Against Rival Cubs

    The St. Louis Cardinals have the unenviable task of catching up to the Chicago Cubs . It's a mission that will take all their cunning. Their latest idea: deny the enemy and enrich themselves in one fell swoop...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 23,874 reads 106 comments

  23. Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2016 MLB Winter Meetings

    The party in National Harbor, Maryland, is over. Major League Baseball's winter meetings have come and gone, leaving us to pick up the pieces. Tell you one thing: It's not hard to see who made out well and who didn't...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 158,803 reads 270 comments

  24. MLB Winter Meetings 2016: Analyzing Impact of All the Day 3 Deals, Rumors

    Day 3 of the 2016 MLB winter meetings started with a bang and ended with a bang, with assorted other bangs in between. Missed it and want to catch up? Welcome to the right place...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 8,941 reads 17 comments

  25. No. 1 MLB Prospect Yoan Moncada's Elite Talent Worth Chris Sale Trade Gamble

    Two things steadily became clear about the Chicago White Sox's position on Chris Sale this winter: He was available but only at an incredibly high price. On Tuesday, that price was paid in full...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 40,506 reads 86 comments