1. How Taijuan Walker Compares to MLB's Great Crop of Rookie Pitchers

    In a season that has already seen a number of highly touted rookie pitchers make their presence felt, we can now add another name to the list: Taijuan Walker...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 1,924 reads 1 comments

  2. Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie Makes Sick Jumping, Bare-Handed Play

    While Brett Lawrie has spent most of August making noise with his bat, Toronto 's 23-year-old third baseman let his athleticism do the talking on Friday night against Kansas City...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 12,983 reads 34 comments

  3. How Billy Hamilton Will Impact the NL Playoff Races in September Call-Up

    When Billy Hamilton gets called up from the minor leagues by the Cincinnati Reds , he's going to prove that a player doesn't need to start games in order to make his presence felt—or to make an impact on a hotly-contested playoff race...

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  4. Will Nelson Cruz Be Able to Provide Playoff Impact in PED Suspension Return?

    One of the biggest questions surrounding Nelson Cruz 's 50-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis Anti-Aging Clinic was whether or not the Texas Rangers ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 1,275 reads 9 comments

  5. What Cuban Signing Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Can Bring to the Phillies

    More than a month after reports surfaced that Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez had reached a lucrative, multi -year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies , a deal between Gonzalez ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 11,643 reads 18 comments

  6. Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg Receives Standing Ovation in Wrigley Return

    Making his first appearance at Wrigley Field since being named the interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies two weeks ago, Ryne Sandberg received a warm welcome from the fans in attendance on a hot summer day in Chicago...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,132 reads 16 comments

  7. 2013 MLB Playoffs: Predicting Every Playoff Team with a Month to Go

    It's not quite like the Thunderdome , where two men enter and one man leaves, but MLB 's regular season is every bit as vicious and demanding as the fictitious combat dome from the 1985 Mel Gibson classic, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 34,918 reads 91 comments

  8. MLB's All-Breakout Team for the 2013 Season

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Year after year, we watch players at different points of their career put together a season of work that makes us stand up and ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 11,249 reads 50 comments

  9. Twitter Reacts to Matt Harvey's Elbow Injury, Possible Tommy John Surgery

    Both the New York Mets and their beleaguered fanbase had high hopes for 2014, with Travis d'Arnaud behind the plate catching a pair of young aces, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,194 reads 5 comments

  10. Nightmare Waiver Deadline Scenarios for Each MLB Contender

    It's all over on Saturday afternoon. That's when MLB 's waiver-trade deadline hits, putting an end—only temporarily, of course—to what has been months of banter, speculation and baseless trade rumors...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 11,636 reads 16 comments

  11. Odds for Struggling MLB Stars Returning to Dominance Down the Stretch

    Slumps don't discriminate. Whether a player is a youngster trying to establish himself or a veteran who has enjoyed a lengthy career in the major leagues, every player in baseball goes through a slump at one point or another...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,824 reads 5 comments

  12. Each MLB Team's Player Most Responsible for His Club's Success/Failure

    While baseball is undoubtedly a team game, one player having a terrific year can change a team's fortunes for the better over the course of a 162-game season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,668 reads 34 comments

  13. MLB's All-Offseason Acquisition Bust Team for 2013

    General managers around baseball have this recurring nightmare every offseason. It's the one where they go out and add established major league talent to their respective rosters ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,343 reads 29 comments

  14. Ranking Most Dramatic Moments of the Alex Rodriguez vs. Boston Red Sox Rivalry

    Few players in baseball have a way of getting a rise out of their competitors the way Alex Rodriguez does, and few rivalries in sports are as spirited as the one between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,154 reads 30 comments

  15. Predicting the Starting Lineups for All 30 MLB Teams on September 1

    With more than half of the teams in baseball convinced that they still have a chance to claim one of the 10 available playoff spots this season, general managers around the game are ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,515 reads 6 comments

  16. Would Ryan Braun Finally Admitting to PED Use Save His Reputation?

    In the court of public opinion, the truth will set you free. That fact has finally sunk in for suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun , who is expected to come clean about ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 11,645 reads 48 comments

  17. Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano's Torrid 4-Game Pace Ties MLB RBI Record

    Alfonso Soriano thinks that the year is 2002 and that he's a 26-year-old hotshot second baseman for the New York Yankees ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 16,186 reads 46 comments

  18. How New MLB Replay Expansion Could Backfire in Big Moments

    Bob Dylan said it best: "The Times, They Are a-Changin'." The evolution of America's pastime continues with MLB 's recent announcement that an agreement has been reached on instituting ...

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  19. A-Rod, Griffey Jr. Left Speechless by Young David Ortiz'S Power in 1996

    Back in 1996, on a rainy day in Appleton, Wisconsin, the Seattle Mariners bought major league baseball to a small town in a way that nobody ever expected...

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  20. Twitter Explodes After A-Rod's Camp Ratted out Ryan Braun and Yankees Teammate

    Baseball is a game of rules, both written and unwritten. Alex Rodriguez has never thought that those rules applied to him...

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  21. Updated World Series 'Contender or Pretender' Entering 2013's Final Quarter

    If we've learned anything from recent baseball history, it's that counting teams out of the playoff race too early can come back to haunt you. Just ask those who counted out the St...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 7,029 reads 27 comments

  22. MLB's 25 Biggest Storylines Heading into 2013's Final Quarter

    As is the case every year, the 2013 MLB season has produced some exciting, surprising and incredibly unexpected performances...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: Tim Lincecum and the Top 10 Players Still on the Market

    While it's true that trading for reinforcements in August is much more difficult for MLB teams to do than it is in July, it's certainly not impossible...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 44,201 reads 41 comments

  24. Updated Win/Loss Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams at the Three-Quarter Point

    It's almost over. Amazingly, three quarters of MLB 's regular season are in the books, with roughly 40 games remaining on the schedule for every team...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 9,529 reads 27 comments

  25. Can Stephen Strasburg Ever Be a True MLB Workhorse?

    It took longer than anyone expected, but finally, after 67 starts and nearly four years in the major leagues, Stephen Strasburg threw the first complete game of his career on Sunday night against Philadelphia...

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