1. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Mid-December Buzz

    While there was no shortage of action at MLB 's 2014 winter meetings in San Diego, those moves only represent a fraction of what general managers discussed. For the winter meetings are where the seeds for future moves are sowed...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 hours ago 3,024 reads 3 comments

  2. MLB Players in Worst Spots as Winter Meetings Dust Settles

    While the baseball world is still trying to get its hands around the insanity of the 2014 winter meetings, the dust is finally beginning to settle, giving us a clear view of where things stand...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 days ago 55,271 reads 40 comments

  3. Setting Odds for Each Big Post-Winter Meetings Rumor Coming True

    While the rumor mill has slowed to a crawl compared to the frenetic pace at which it was spinning during the winter meetings, there's no shortage of juicy speculation revolving around big-name talent to be found...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 days ago 27,836 reads 48 comments

  4. Updating the Hottest MLB Offseason Questions, Post-Winter Meetings

    Well, that was fun. One of the most frenzied and hectic winter meetings in memory is in the books and in the process, we got answers to some of the hottest questions in baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 days ago 15,828 reads 24 comments

  5. Re-Ranking the Top 20 Available Stars as 2014 Winter Meetings Start Up

    Watch out, San Diego—the baseball world is heading your way. That's because MLB 's annual winter meetings, which officially began Sunday, are being held in Southern California...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 days ago 30,670 reads 28 comments

  6. MLB Execs Under the Most Pressure as the Winter Meetings Approach

    There isn't a baseball fan alive—myself included—that at one point or another hasn't been convinced that they could do a better job of running their favorite team than the general manager at the time...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 13 days ago 7,116 reads 43 comments

  7. 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 17 days ago 24,711 reads 50 comments

  8. 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 19 days ago 29,785 reads 72 comments

  9. 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 21 days ago 30,983 reads 37 comments

  10. 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 27 days ago 19,206 reads 14 comments

  11. 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 29 days ago 22,841 reads 36 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 3,472 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 13,987 reads 12 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 18,579 reads 26 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 13,083 reads 40 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 5,078 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 30,002 reads 47 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 15,664 reads 15 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 8,792 reads 2 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 7,291 reads 2 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 3,328 reads 4 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 29,159 reads 46 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 8,220 reads 8 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 37,794 reads 16 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 20,569 reads 10 comments