1. Will Yankees Be Able to Resist Bringing Overeager Derek Jeter Back Early?

    All Derek Jeter wants to do is play shortstop for the New York Yankees . If Jeter had his way , it would have been him, and not Luis Cruz, starting at shortstop for the team ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,100 reads 5 comments

  2. How Matt Kemp's Latest Injury Impacts Dodgers' Playoff Hopes, Trade Plans

    Just like that, the logjam in the Los Angeles Dodgers outfield has disappeared. Center fielder Matt Kemp , who underwent surgery last October to repair a torn labrum in his ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,083 reads 10 comments

  3. Should Ricky Nolasco Plunk Ian Kennedy to Endear Himself to Dodgers Teammates?

    No matter how long a player has been in the league or how much money he makes, changing teams always brings with it a bit of trepidation and anxiety, especially when the move happens in the middle of the season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,712 reads 51 comments

  4. Odds of Each 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Contestant Winning the Trophy

    The captains have made their selections and the field of eight players who will participate in the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field has been set...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 15,299 reads 35 comments

  5. Atlanta Braves Players Attack MLB All-Star Voting Process, Call It "Unfair"

    For the first time since 2009, the Atlanta Braves—correction, the first-place Atlanta Braves—will have only one player representing the franchise at the All-Star Game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 10,336 reads 71 comments

  6. Will Jeter, A-Rod or Ramirez Have Most Pennant Race Impact?

    Three of the most accomplished players of their generation—Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez —are working their way back to the major leagues through the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 1,757 reads 1 comments

  7. New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Latest Updates and Reaction

    While the Yankees have done a remarkable job of mixing and matching to remain in shouting distance of a playoff spot, the team approaches the trade deadline with more questions than answers...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 65,564 reads 49 comments

  8. 2013 MLB All-Star Roster: Players Who Don't Deserve to Be on the Team

    Contrary to popular opinion, the fan-voting portion of filling out MLB All-Star rosters isn't the only part of the process that falls victim to popularity contests and the numbers a player has put up in the past...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,582 reads 42 comments

  9. Each MLB Team's Player Under the Most Pressure in the Second Half

    Pressure is something to which we can all relate. Whether it's pressure to succeed at work, pressure to get ourselves in better shape or peer pressure in school, it's a powerful force that, at times, can be overwhelming...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,046 reads 9 comments

  10. 10 Most Amazing Moments of Yasiel Puig's Record-Setting Debut Month in MLB

    Beginning on June 3, Yasiel Puig burst onto the scene and put together one of the most impressive debut months that we have ever seen...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 7,896 reads 2 comments

  11. Updating Trade Deadline To-Do Lists for All 30 MLB Teams at the Midway Point

    July makes us baseball fans feel a lot like Elmer Fudd. While our favorite teams aren't out hunting "wabbits," every general manager in the game is on the hunt for at least one, if not multiple, trade partners...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 94,715 reads 144 comments

  12. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB's 1st Half

    Just like that, half of the 2013 regular season is behind us. It doesn't feel like the season's at its halfway point, but for the vast majority of players and teams, the 81st game of the season has come and gone...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 31,318 reads 44 comments

  13. Predicting MLB Players Who Will Make First All-Star Appearances

    After a while, the MLB All-Star Game can become, well, kind of boring. While it's great to see the biggest names in baseball go head-to-head for the right to home-field advantage ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 23,655 reads 93 comments

  14. Power Ranking Every MLB Mascot from Worst to Best

    While baseball might be the slowest-paced of the four major sports, there's something about going to a ballgame that basketball, football and hockey cannot compete with...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 12,846 reads 6 comments

  15. Struggling MLB Players Who Should Contemplate Early Retirement

    It's better to go out on your own terms than to be shown the door by someone else. Every season, a handful of major league veteran ballplayers learn that the hard way, with performances ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,302 reads 4 comments

  16. MLB's 25 Biggest Breakout Stars of the Season's First Half

    Contrary to popular opinion, players do not need to be at the beginning of their careers or have never had success as pros in order to have a breakout season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 34,621 reads 118 comments

  17. Will Jose Reyes' Return Take the Surging Blue Jays All the Way to 1st Place?

    Jose Reyes ' timing couldn't be better. Toronto is playing its best baseball of the season, winning 11 consecutive games (and 15 of its last 18)...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 11,671 reads 31 comments

  18. MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the Week

    If you're a fan of the long ball, then this past week of MLB action was right up your alley. Balls simply couldn't stay on the field of play this week, with 203 home runs being smacked by 142 different batters off of 144 different pitchers...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,302 reads 6 comments

  19. 10 Fastest Rises to MLB Superstardom of All Time

    No two superstars are created equal. Some, like Derek Jeter, take years to achieve the highest level of stardom. Others, like Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie Yasiel Puig, take less than a week to reach such lofty heights...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,755 reads 18 comments

  20. Updating Each MLB Team's Top Trade-Deadline Priority

    Prepare yourselves, for the MLB rumor mill is about to start spinning fast and furiously. While we haven't reached the point of the season where teams have definitively decided ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 145,504 reads 211 comments

  21. Comparing NL All-Star Fans Vote to Players Deserving of Start

    Baseball's mid-summer classic is just like every other professional sports league's All-Star Game—the starters are selected in a globally-held popularity contest, not on the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,710 reads 18 comments

  22. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Week 11

    Baseball's regular season may be a marathon rather than a sprint, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't be paying attention to the race before it reaches its halfway mark. If you do, you're bound to miss something noteworthy...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,022 reads 6 comments

  23. MLB Players Who Have Made the Greatest Sudden Leaps to Stardom in 2013

    Over and over last season, baseball fans were told that having a pair of players explode into stardom the way Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Washington's Bryce Harper did doesn't happen all the time and that the duo's accomplishments should be celebrated...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 32,541 reads 89 comments

  24. Ranking the Best Player Nicknames in Baseball

    We each go by a name that is different from the one that appears on our birth certificate. A great nickname cannot be forced; it must come naturally and organically...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 6,111 reads 11 comments

  25. Ranking Each MLB Team's Greatest Rookie Ever

    While baseball fans love the established stars of the game, there's something about a hot-shot rookie that just grabs us in a way that even the most successful superstar can't contend with...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,642 reads 6 comments