1. Stern Language Cleveland Indians 2012 Outlook: Is the Tribe Ready to Surprise?

    The Tribe's had a rough run since 2007, when they were oh-so close to beating the BoSox in the ALCS before they choked and lost their 3-1 lead...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 602 reads 6 comments

  2. Stern Language 2012 Kansas City Royals Preview: The Kids Can Hit

    Well this is what we have all been waiting for. Of course when I say all, I mean the 944 Royals fans who still exist. Its been a long, long time since the Royals excited people...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 516 reads 2 comments

  3. Stern Language ChiSox 2012: Chicago Gets 63 Percent Quieter Without Ozzie

    This is going to be a very, very interesting year for the White Sox . By interesting, I mean really boring. Why boring, you ask? Thanks for asking! Boring Because No. 1.....

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 209 reads 0 comments

  4. Minnesota Twins 2012 Preview: Are the M&M Boys Toast?

    Heavens to Betsy, it does not look good for the Twinkies. A proud franchise who made the playoffs over and over during the first decade of the new millennium, the Twins won 63 games last year, easily the least amount of wins in the AL...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 557 reads 0 comments

  5. 2012 NL West Preview: Colorado Rockies Look to Get Back to Their Winning Ways

    Last year's Colorado Rockies won 73 games. They were absolutely abysmal considering that many people pegged them to win the division or wild card. Carlos Gonzalez had a down year hitting ...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 590 reads 0 comments

  6. NL West Preview: Dbacks to Make It 2 in a Row, Win the West

    What a year 2011 was for the Dbacks , Justin Upton exploded in the second half, Ian Kennedy became an All-Star and the pen went from one of the worst of all time, to one of the better back ends in the bigs...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 241 reads 5 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants 2K12 Preview: Buster Posey's Glorious Return?

    In 2011 the Giants offense kicked their own asses all year. Once the NL's best catcher went down, the Giants offense went down with him...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 892 reads 2 comments

  8. 2012 NL West Preview: San Diego Padres' Kings, Crumbums, and Codgers

    After trading away more star players, it may be hard for Padres fans to have hope for 2012. Their ace, Mat Latos, was traded to the Reds . Their closer, Heath Bell, became a free agent and signed with the Marlins ...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 927 reads 5 comments

  9. 2012 NL West Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers' Kings, Crumbums and Codgers

    The NL West is expected to be competitive this year. However, the teams in this division are not expected to win a lot of games. I believe 90 wins will be enough to win the West, but there will be plenty of mediocrity between 70 and 90 wins...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 334 reads 0 comments

  10. Future Decisions: What Should the Rangers Do About Josh Hamilton?

    What do the Rangers do about Josh Hamilton next season? He's a free agent after this year, which means he can sign with any team he wants. He's a hugely popular player for the Rangers...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 2 years ago 341 reads 4 comments

  11. St. Louis Cardinals: A Trade To Fill Holes and Win the NL Central in 2011

    As we know, the injury of Adam Wainwright has put the St. Louis Cardinals in a really tough position. What was looking to be a promising 2011 season is now looking to be one of disappointment...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 1,289 reads 4 comments

  12. Shaun Marcum: One of Nine Key Players to Watch in 2k11

    Shaun Marcum broke through in 2010. He finally suprassed 30 starts, albeit after missing 2009 entirely, and was a top 15 AL pitcher. With a nearly 4/1 K/BB ratio, a 1...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 510 reads 2 comments

  13. Jose Bautista: Biggest Question Mark of All, One of 9 Players to Watch in 2k11

    It is hard to argue that Jose “Giuseppe” Bautista is 2011’s Biggest Question Mark. This is a big accomplishment. Josh Hamilton has won the award before, though his talent was never in doubt...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 1,064 reads 9 comments

  14. Surprise Teams By Division: American League East

    For those of you who think the AL East is just too competitive for the lowly Toronto Blue Jays to do any damage, think again...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 1,369 reads 29 comments

  15. Danny Haren: 1 of 9 Major Impact Players to Watch in 2011

    He has a career 3.66 ERA and a sparkling 1.19 WHIP to go with it. Not yet 31 years old and a top 10 pitcher in both leagues at one point or another, Dan Haren has already proven his mettle...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 444 reads 0 comments

  16. Carlos Pena: Players To Watch in 2011 (Part 2 of a 9-Part Series)

    While most of his friends call him Carl, perhaps a change back to Carlos (along with a change of scenery) will help him forget about his 2k10 campaign. Carl's season was a miserable one for him...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 535 reads 0 comments

  17. 2011 MLB Preview: The Tampa Bay Rays Look To Continue Their Winning Ways

    Although they won 96 games and the AL East in 2010, the Tampa Bay Rays have lost a number of players through their firesale this offseason. This has given the spotlight of the division to the rival Yankees and Red Sox...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 328 reads 0 comments

  18. 2011 MLB Preview: Chase Utley Is One of 9 Key Players Heading into New Season

    Starting today, I will detail nine huge impact players for the new MLB season. These players each face hurdles: from proving they are capable of staying healthy for another ...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 924 reads 1 comments

  19. Elijah Dukes: Could Fly Eli Become The Next Josh Hamilton?

    If there was one word to describe Elijah Dukes ' life up until now in one word, it would have to be "train-wreck." Once heralded as a top prospect with the Tampa Bay Rays, Dukes' off the field issues managed to get the best of a very bright future...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 2,400 reads 4 comments

  20. Matt Kemp Comp: Willie Mays or Willy Taveras?

    In 2010, Matt Kemp had a -15 DRS. Before I define and explain, let me put in perspective, if only for shock value. In 2010, Juan Rivera had a -8 DRS...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 620 reads 13 comments

  21. Kansas City Royals Keep All Their Talent in the Minors: A Winning Strategy?

    "We made it very clear that an area of focus to improve our team this offseason was our outfield. And it became very clear to us that we were going to fill that position with a ...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 674 reads 5 comments

  22. 2011 National League East: A Battle for Bullpen Supremacy?

    This offseason has produced a number of memorable headlines like the Zack Greinke trade, the eight-player Matt Garza trade and the Adrian Gonzalez-Carl Crawford duo headed to Beantown...

    Ryan Stern Written by Ryan Stern about over 3 years ago 687 reads 8 comments