1. Where Would the Houston Astros Be Today If They Never Left the NL?

    There will be a great many stories to tell about the 2015 MLB season, including the one of how the Houston Astros at last settled into their new home...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 hours ago 7,672 reads 37 comments

  2. Yordano Ventura Re-Emerging as a Key Cog for Championship-Hopeful Royals

    It's hard to know what you're supposed to call a comeback anymore. But with Yordano Ventura, the term is sounding more and more appropriate...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 days ago 17,835 reads 63 comments

  3. David Wright's Promising Return Another Great Sign for Scorching Mets Offense

    Back in the olden days when the New York Mets seemed to only score runs by accident, David Wright coming back from a long injury absence and immediately going yard would have been a major storyline...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 days ago 30,959 reads 309 comments

  4. Twins Slugger Miguel Sano Is MLB's Most Under-the-Radar Phenom

    By now, you probably already know that Major League Baseball is enjoying one of its finest rookie classes ever in 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 34,395 reads 74 comments

  5. Yankees' Dramatic Comeback over Blue Jays Shows AL East Race Far from Over

    For the most part during Friday night's contest at Rogers Centre, the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays had the New York Yankees in the same place they had them last weekend: right where they wanted 'em...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 days ago 21,014 reads 209 comments

  6. 10 Biggest Takeaways from Week 18's MLB Action

    After last week's trade deadline craziness , the 2015 MLB season got back to plain, ol' baseball in its 18th week of action. All told, it was a nice change of pace. Happen to miss anything? Worry not, friend...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 32,752 reads 137 comments

  7. Mike Napoli Trade Adds Another Familiar Face to Rangers' Playoff Push

    Evidently, the Texas Rangers feel the key to getting back to the postseason for the first time since 2012 is to reunite with as many members of that team as possible. And given the names they're reuniting with, that's actually not a bad idea...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 11,366 reads 18 comments

  8. Making Sense of Atlanta Braves' Strange Trade for Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn

    The Atlanta Braves making a headline-grabbing trade? After all they've done in the last few months, odds are you're not surprised to hear that. Rather, if you're surprised by anything, it's the nature of the Braves' latest swap...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 52,167 reads 46 comments

  9. Who Will Win Tough Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels Division Battle?

    Looking at the American League heading into 2015, it was easy to imagine a three-team scrap for the AL Central title and a five-club battle royale for the AL East crown. But the AL West title? Meh, there didn't seem to be much to see there...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 14,413 reads 54 comments

  10. Updated 2015 MLB Awards Predictions with 2 Months to Go

    With only two months left in the 2015 MLB season, the conclusion of the year's award races is no longer some far off, intangible thing. It's within sight and fast approaching...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 163,258 reads 553 comments

  11. Luis Severino's Solid Debut Flashes Potential to Help Yankees' Contention Hopes

    From the perspective that it didn't lead to a win, Luis Severino's major league debut was a failure. From just about every other perspective, however, it was a success...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 38,201 reads 69 comments

  12. Planning the Perfect Philadelphia Phillies Rebuild After July Sell-Off

    OK, now the Philadelphia Phillies can get serious about rebuilding. When they finally set their minds on doing so last winter, they were making a decision that was long overdue...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 19,553 reads 60 comments

  13. Dave Dombrowski's Tigers Exit to Be Game-Changing Coup for Next MLB Team

    The hottest free agent in baseball right now is not a guy who throws in the mid-90s or hits towering home runs. Rather, it's a guy who specializes in building winners. His name is Dave Dombrowski, and he needs a job...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 29 days ago 30,791 reads 47 comments

  14. Has Tommy John Surgery Actually Made Jose Fernandez Better?

    Jose Fernandez went into his Tommy John operation last May as one of baseball's elite pitchers. Coming out of the operation, however, it wasn't fair to expect him to pick up where he left off right away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 29 days ago 9,851 reads 12 comments

  15. Fresh 2015 MLB Contenders and Pretenders Post-Trade Deadline

    With MLB 's non-waiver trade deadline having come and gone on July 31, it's finally here. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stretch run. Which teams have the goods to make the most of it? Well, that's what we're here to discuss...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 29 days ago 98,543 reads 281 comments

  16. Big-Name MLB Waiver Trade Targets Who Could Still Move by August 31

    So, you think just because July 31 has passed that Major League Baseball's trade season is over, eh? Guess again, chump. OK, sorry for calling you "chump" just now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 178,439 reads 114 comments

  17. 10 Biggest Takeaways from 2015 MLB Trade Deadline Week

    You can let out that deep breath now. Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline came and went Friday, thus putting an end to a week filled with trade madness of the highest order...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 73,055 reads 174 comments

  18. Why Did the Padres Go Quiet, Close Up Shop on Deadline Day?

    Heading into the final hours of Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade season, the San Diego Padres were expected to put up a white flag and start supplying buyers with valuable assets left and right...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 23,007 reads 37 comments

  19. David Price Rental Makes Jays' Dream of Taking Down Yankees, AL East a Reality

    That sound the New York Yankees are hearing is footsteps coming from the direction of Toronto. And they're coming fast...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 69,420 reads 173 comments

  20. 5 Surprises We Could See on 2015 MLB Trade Deadline Day

    In the last hours before the 2015 MLB trade deadline arrives at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, you should be prepared for anything. Which, this being trade-deadline season and all, is obviously easier said than done...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 177,976 reads 187 comments

  21. Dodgers Grab Former Ace Mat Latos at Perfect Time

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on the prowl for a big-name starting pitcher ahead of the trade deadline, and word is they've acquired one not named Cole Hamels or David Price...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 43,287 reads 56 comments

  22. Full Preview, Final Predictions for the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline

    It's so close now, you can almost touch it. When the clock strikes 4 p.m. ET on Friday, July 31, MLB 's non-waiver trade deadline will have arrived. Here's what you can expect in the final two days before then: utter madness...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 112,716 reads 84 comments

  23. Nationals Gambling on Jonathan Papelbon's Big-Game Past as They Eye Title Push

    The Washington Nationals have struck a deal that gives them the bullpen they need to track down the World Series title that eluded them in 2012 and 2014. Or so they hope, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 21,211 reads 43 comments

  24. Ranking the Top 15 Players Still Available at the MLB Trade Deadline

    With the likes of Scott Kazmir, Johnny Cueto and Troy Tulowitzki—as reported by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal —gone from the block, the remaining days of Major League Baseball's ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 67,041 reads 61 comments

  25. Win or Lose, Troy Tulowitzki Makes Blue Jays Must-See TV

    It was shaping up to be a quiet Monday evening in the baseball world. There was some decent drama between the lines, but nothing major. Likewise, no momentous trades were on the horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 89,982 reads 211 comments