1. Biggest Surprises, Disappointments of MLB Offseason Entering December

    One of the things that makes baseball's offseason the most exciting of all the major professional sports leagues is that you never know what's going to happen...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 24,846 reads 50 comments

  2. MLB Teams Whose Current Offseason Strategies Appear Most Flawed

    Every team in baseball heads into the offseason with a strategy, a game plan of how it is going to attack the open market and look to improve its roster...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 29,836 reads 71 comments

  3. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Latest Offseason Rumors

    For some baseball fans, the most exciting part of the game has absolutely nothing to do with how things unfold on the field...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 31,038 reads 37 comments

  4. Bad MLB Contracts That Can Actually Be Trade Assets This Winter

    There's an long-standing theory in sports—baseball included—that bad contracts are immovable objects, destined to bury the team holding them until they finally run their course...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 19,281 reads 14 comments

  5. Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest Hot Stove Rumors Come True

    When Sir Isaac Newton developed his Third Law of Motion —that every action has an equal and opposite reaction—baseball wasn't even a sport...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 22,974 reads 36 comments

  6. Odds of Hanley Ramirez Signing Blockbuster Deal with Each Top Possible Suitor

    When it comes to available players and natural talent, Hanley Ramirez sits alone on the throne in MLB ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,506 reads 3 comments

  7. Ranking the Best MLB Power Pitchers Available in Free Agency, Trade Talks

    When we think power and baseball, our thoughts immediately drift to the steroid era, with its larger-than-life sluggers putting up video game-like home run totals...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 14,417 reads 12 comments

  8. Impact Free Agents Who Won't Sign Where You Expect Them To

    Last year around this time, it wasn't a question of whether Robinson Cano was going to re-sign with the New York Yankees; it was a question of how much money he'd get the free-spending club to commit...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 18,608 reads 26 comments

  9. Free Agents Who Could Replace Pablo Sandoval on the Giants

    The thought of watching Pablo Sandoval standing at third base somewhere besides San Francisco in 2015 isn't one that Giants fans are eager to embrace...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,400 reads 40 comments

  10. Important Lessons MLB Teams Should Learn from Last Year's Offseason

    As salaries continue to rise and the demand for immediate results continues to build, MLB 's offseason has morphed into one gigantic, expensive crapshoot ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,097 reads 9 comments

  11. Early Predictions for the 2014-2015 Free-Agency All-Bust Team

    General managers around baseball would be wise to brush up on their Latin, for they should all keep an old saying, caveat emptor—or "let the buyer beware"—in the back of ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 30,195 reads 47 comments

  12. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB's Hottest 2014-2015 Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    Well that didn't take long. Less than a week after the conclusion of the World Series, before the Hot Stove League has truly opened its doors for business, we've already seen some ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 15,692 reads 15 comments

  13. Toronto Blue Jays Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    After an early season surge that saw the Toronto Blue Jays occupy first place in the AL East for just over a month, things came crashing down around manager John Gibbons and general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 9,213 reads 2 comments

  14. Texas Rangers Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Anything that could have gone wrong for the Texas Rangers in 2014 did, truly making it a season to forget...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 7,876 reads 2 comments

  15. Tampa Bay Rays Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free-Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Tampa Bay fans didn't have to wait for the baseball season to officially come to an end for there to be wholesale changes with the Rays ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,581 reads 4 comments

  16. Seattle Mariners Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Seattle's first season with Robinson Cano at second base and Lloyd McClendon leading the way in the dugout produced terrific results, with the Mariners posting their first winning season (87-75) since 2009...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 29,438 reads 46 comments

  17. Oakland Athletics Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Oakland 's remarkable (and disheartening) second-half collapse in 2014 culminated with a heartbreaking loss to Kansas City in the AL Wild Card Game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 8,417 reads 8 comments

  18. New York Yankees Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the New York Yankees head into the offseason without a clue as to who will be the team's starting shortstop...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 41,718 reads 16 comments

  19. Minnesota Twins Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    While the Twins cracked the 70-win mark for the first time since 2010, Minnesota suffered through another underwhelming regular season in 2014, finishing in the basement of the AL Central for the third time in four years...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 21,337 reads 10 comments

  20. Los Angeles Angels Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Despite posting the best record in baseball (98-64), and the third-best mark in franchise history, the Los Angeles Angels were unable to deliver on that regular-season success, getting ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 16,305 reads 6 comments

  21. Kansas City Royals Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    For as disappointed as Kansas City is that the Kansas City Royals fell short in their quest for the franchise's first World Series crown in 29 years, fans should be proud of the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 8,454 reads 4 comments

  22. Houston Astros Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    While 2014 wasn't a banner year for Houston, the Astros showed significant improvement on the field, winning 70 games and not finishing in last place for the first time since 2010...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 8,469 reads 6 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Another division title, another disappointing showing in the playoffs for the Detroit Tigers . Not even the additions of former AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and All-Star ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,455 reads 8 comments

  24. Cleveland Indians Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    A late-season surge propelled the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs in 2013, and the Tribe tried to follow that same formula again last season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 9,925 reads 3 comments

  25. Chicago White Sox Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Progress was made on the South Side of Chicago in 2014, with the White Sox posting a 10-game improvement in their record (73-89) over their results in 2013...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 8,393 reads 2 comments