1. Final Predictions for the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Class

    Get ready, folks. On Wednesday afternoon, the results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote for the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 69,681 reads 91 comments

  2. MLB's Biggest 2015-16 Offseason Winners and Losers Entering the New Year

    One part of the 2015 MLB season that will persist even after we all change our calendars is the offseason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 58,468 reads 125 comments

  3. Is Jurickson Profar, Former No. 1 Overall MLB Prospect, Worth the Trade Gamble?

    It's not uncommon for a player to go from being a top prospect to being trade bait in a matter of years. That sort of thing happens all the time. But Jurickson Profar? He's a different story...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 45,754 reads 42 comments

  4. Time Is Now for Angels to Aggressively Maximize Mike Trout's Historic Prime

    The Los Angeles Angels probably don't need to be told this, but they should feel blessed to have Mike Trout . He's been a regular since 2012—a historically awesome regular since 2012...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 14,982 reads 58 comments

  5. Yankees' Aroldis Chapman Deal Opens Door to Epic Bullpen or Bigger Winter

    What? Did you think the New York Yankees were going to steer clear of star players all winter? Guess again, friend. The Yankees have gone and acquired a rather big star...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 77,720 reads 233 comments

  6. How the LA Dodgers Can Still Build a 2016 Powerhouse After January 1

    Try as they might, the Los Angeles Dodgers haven't made much noise this winter. They've committed only blunders instead, making for a rough finish to Major League Baseball's 2015 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 28,654 reads 98 comments

  7. Who Would the 10 MLB Playoff Teams Be for 2016 If the Offseason Ended Today?

    Enough of this offseason thing. Let's skip ahead and talk about who Major League Baseball's big winners are going to be in 2016. Yes, it's a little early to be doing this, but not too early...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 107,538 reads 416 comments

  8. Mike Leake Is Just What the Doctor Ordered for Cardinals' Ailing Rotation

    After a season in which their starting rotation led Major League Baseball with a 2.99 ERA, you'd think a starting pitcher would be the last thing the St. Louis Cardinals would need this winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 15,574 reads 76 comments

  9. Are Yankees Setting Stage for Colossal Spending in Historic 2018 Free Agency?

    Are you sitting there wondering why the New York Yankees haven't seemed interested in building for 2016 this winter? Here's a potential spoiler: It might be because they have their eyes on what's coming after 2018...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 75,303 reads 164 comments

  10. Which of Scott Kazmir's Final Suitors Needs Him the Most?

    Perhaps because there are other things going on this time of year, it sure seems like Major League Baseball's offseason market has slowed to a crawl. Save for one exception...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 38,156 reads 38 comments

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

    The Major League Baseball offseason: where teams' wildest dreams come true. Or, their worst nightmares. Sad, but true. The offseason definitely giveth, but it can also taketh away and can play really hard to get...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 57,790 reads 136 comments

  12. Hisashi Iwakuma's Surprise Return Caps Mariners' Surge Back to AL West Relevance

    For a time, it looked like the Seattle Mariners had lost Hisashi Iwakuma. During that time, they had the look of a solid yet flawed team. But then Iwakuma fell back into their laps...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 19,848 reads 50 comments

  13. Comparing the Braves' Rebuild to the Huge Mets and Cubs Successes

    And now for a message to Atlanta Braves fans who are down in the dumps about the club's rebuild: Don't be afraid to get your hopes up. Just ask any fan of the New York Mets or Chicago Cubs ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 19,417 reads 45 comments

  14. Why the Boston Red Sox Will Go from Worst to First in 2016

    Strictly going off their last four seasons, the Boston Red Sox have a 25 percent chance of finishing in first place in 2016 and a 75 percent chance of finishing in last place. But in the words of Han Solo, never tell me the odds...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 36,812 reads 191 comments

  15. Who Is the Big Winner of Dodgers-Reds-White Sox 3-Team Todd Frazier Trade?

    If you woke up this morning thinking it had been too long since Major League Baseball's last three-team blockbuster, we have good news! Such a trade materialized early Wednesday afternoon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 78,623 reads 178 comments

  16. Where Will Shelby Miller Blockbuster Rank in Most Lopsided MLB Trades of 2000s?

    Major League Baseball has seen some stuff, man. That's including, but not limited to, all the lopsided trades of this century. It's going to be hard for any trade to top those...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 23,348 reads 65 comments

  17. Tyson Ross or Carlos Carrasco Trade Would Make Cubs a Flawless Superteam

    We're through the looking glass, people. We can tell by the way we're gawking in awe at the Chicago Cubs , a team that hasn't won a World Series since Ford was introducing the Model T...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 40,488 reads 132 comments

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

    The last pitch of the 2015 Major League Baseball season was thrown a month-and-a-half ago. It's been all offseason since then and a busy one at that. But there's still plenty left to do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 36,907 reads 67 comments

  19. Nationals Must Go All-in with Uncertain Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper Futures

    The Washington Nationals are in a spot where they can glance back and see a less-than-awesome 2015 season and also look forward at a future that could take both of their biggest homegrown stars away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 7,894 reads 19 comments

  20. MLB Teams Quietly Having Strong 2015 Offseasons

    At a time when Major League Baseball is silly with cash to spend on free agents and young talent to swap in trades, the hot-stove season has a dial that skips right past 11 and goes to 12...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 64,828 reads 105 comments

  21. Jason Heyward Splash Puts World Series-Chasing Chicago Cubs on Top of MLB

    The Chicago Cubs haven't won the World Series in 107 years. If they have it their way, the counter won't reach 108 years. And man, oh man, do they appear to be serious about that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 66,197 reads 359 comments

  22. Re-Ranking Top 25 Available MLB Free Agents, Trade Targets Post-Winter Meetings

    After this week's winter meetings and all that came before, there are now fewer players available on the offseason market than there was when the offseason started. Alas, it's withering away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 156,385 reads 146 comments

  23. Hitters Set to Take Their Swings at MLB Winter Market After Pitching Rules Early

    With the winter meetings in the rearview mirror, the Major League Baseball offseason is no longer young. And if we know anything, it's definitely that teams are now well-armed. You know, as opposed to well-batted...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 39,809 reads 58 comments

  24. Mets' Boosting Infield Depth with Walker, Cabrera Makes Up for Zobrist Whiff

    After listening to the buzz over the last few weeks, many of us expected Ben Zobrist to be a New York Met right now. Instead, he's a Chicago Cub. C'est la hot stove...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 34,337 reads 41 comments

  25. Starlin Castro Trade Is High-Reward Risk Yankees Can Afford to Take

    The New York Yankees have taken a second base situation that impressed nobody and have addressed it with a trade that doesn't seem to be satisfying everybody. But if you're among those who are on the fence, rest assured...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 48,531 reads 160 comments