1. Predicting the Top 10 MLB Players to Be Traded in 2016

    Predictions are a lot like trades. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't. But that doesn't stop teams from swinging deals or pundits and statisticians from predicting the future, so you can be sure it's not going to stop us, either...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 day ago 52,001 reads 95 comments

  2. Crucial MLB Questions Left Unanswered After Season's First 2 Months

    It seems as if Opening Day was only a few weeks ago, but here we sit, with Memorial Day fast approaching and nearly two months of baseball's regular season already behind us. Time flies, whether you're having fun or not...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 days ago 10,815 reads 41 comments

  3. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 8 News, Rumors and Speculation

    It's official: Baseball's rumor mill is back in business. We've seen a slew of rumors and speculation make the rounds over the past week, some of it driven by untimely injuries and some by a lack of production...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 days ago 66,973 reads 76 comments

  4. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 7, Position by Position

    And we're back! After taking last week off, B/R's All-Dud Team of the Week makes its triumphant return, and just in time. There were some truly awful performances put forth in the seventh week of the regular season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 days ago 8,416 reads 16 comments

  5. Selecting the 2016 MLB 1st-Quarter All-Breakout Team

    There are countless reasons why some MLB players take time to finally reach their potential and deliver a breakout season. We're talking about the kind of campaign that makes us change the way we look at them...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 days ago 67,086 reads 103 comments

  6. MLB 'Contender or Pretender' Breakdown at the 2016 One-Quarter Mark

    It's time for America's favorite game show, "Contender or Pretender." OK, maybe it's not America's favorite game show, but we're still going to play, and you're invited to play along...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 days ago 92,719 reads 211 comments

  7. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 7 News, Rumors and Speculation

    We've seen a handful of May trades completed in baseball, but the players involved—Jason Bourgeois, Jhoulys Chacin , Anthony Recker and Brendan Ryan—elicit about as much excitement from fans as a Jered Weaver fastball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 days ago 43,139 reads 69 comments

  8. The 2016 MLB All-Rookie Team at the Quarter-Season Mark

    While some of baseball's most highly touted prospects, such as the Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson and Washington Nationals' Lucas Giolito, have yet to make their regular-season debuts, ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 13 days ago 41,527 reads 71 comments

  9. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Biggest 2016 First-Quarter Breakouts

    Crazy as it sounds, we've nearly reached the first-quarter mark of baseball's regular season. It's still early, of course—we've got just over two weeks to go before Memorial ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 15 days ago 19,491 reads 55 comments

  10. 10 Young Players on the Verge of Making 2016 MLB Impact

    Youngsters making an impact in baseball is nothing new. They step into key roles on a yearly basis and make a significant impact for their respective teams and a name for themselves...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 16 days ago 58,506 reads 38 comments

  11. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 6 News, Rumors and Speculation

    There is no rule in baseball—unwritten or otherwise—that precludes two teams from making a trade before Memorial Day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 18 days ago 62,751 reads 83 comments

  12. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 5, Position by Position

    The only good duds are Milk Duds —and we're all out of those. Instead of filling our bellies with that delicious treat, we were forced to stomach some awful performances on ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 20 days ago 23,682 reads 19 comments

  13. Selecting MLB's All-Underrated Team of Hidden Stars

    Like unicorns, leprechauns and Mark Trumbo's plate discipline, underrated stars are supposed to be a myth. The term itself is contradictory: If someone is a star, they're both well-known and lauded for their talent in whatever field they're in...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 23 days ago 59,700 reads 125 comments

  14. 2016 Early-Season Approval Ratings for All 30 MLB Teams

    Contrary to the knee-jerk reactions we see after every half-inning, much less every game, one month does not guarantee success or failure in Major League Baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 28,631 reads 89 comments

  15. Stock Up, Stock Down on Values of MLB's Top Projected 2016 Trade Targets

    It's never too early to start thinking about trades. With the regular season's first month behind us and baseball's rumor mill well-rested after an offseason of activity, each passing ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 25 days ago 625 reads 0 comments

  16. Biggest MLB Duds of April 2016, Position by Position

    Baseball's regular season might be a marathon and not a sprint, but it seemed like we blew through April in record time, doesn't it? The players in this list might disagree with that sentiment...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 27 days ago 398 reads 0 comments

  17. End-of-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams to Start 2016

    The first semester of the 2016 regular season has come to an end, and report cards are heading home to each of baseball's 30 teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 94,868 reads 201 comments

  18. Ranking MLB's Most Impressive Top Prospects so Far in 2016

    We know what you're thinking: Here comes another prospects piece that's going to rehash the same old stuff about the same old prospects that we've been hearing about for way too long...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 54,304 reads 55 comments

  19. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 3, Position by Position

    The funk doesn't care about a player's salary, track record of success or stat line on the season. At some point over the course of a 162-game regular season, the funk pays a visit to every player in baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 457 reads 0 comments

  20. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Most Shocking Records After Week 3

    Last week , we said it was a fact that Minnesota wasn't as bad as its 0-9 record indicated. Lo and behold, the Twins have won five of their last seven games...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 646 reads 0 comments

  21. Assessing Legitimate MLB Contenders' Postseason Chances Early in 2016

    While the 2016 MLB regular season isn't yet one month old, it's never too early to jump to conclusions about the action we've seen unfold before us...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 37,517 reads 118 comments

  22. Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 62,145 reads 65 comments

  23. Early Winners, Losers of MLB's Biggest Offseason Trades

    While fans and pundits alike declare winners and losers of trades only seconds after they've been announced and before the players involved take the field for their new teams, it ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 429 reads 1 comments

  24. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Most Shocking 2016 Early-Season Records

    Normally, we play "Fact or Fiction" with the latest rumblings and speculation floating around Major League Baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 15,007 reads 55 comments

  25. Top Prospects Turning Heads After Minor League Season's Opening Week

    The minor league season may only be just over a week old, but there have already been a number of impressive performances put forth by some of baseball's most highly touted prospects...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 19,471 reads 13 comments