1. Odds of Each Notable 2016 MLB Draft 'Legacy' Prospect Reaching the Majors

    At some point in nearly everyone's childhood, they decide they want to follow in a family member's footsteps. For some, it's their mother or father. For others, it’s a brother or sister...

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  2. Odds of Each 2016 MLB Draft 'Legacy' Prospect Reaching MLB

    At some point in nearly everyone's childhood, they decide that they want to follow in a family member's footsteps. For some, it's their mother or father. For others, it’s a brother or sister...

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

  3. Ranking the 10 Biggest Steals of the 2016 MLB Draft

    Soon-to-be Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza wasn't drafted until the 62nd round of the 1988 MLB draft, when the Los Angeles Dodgers made him the 1,390th overall selection...

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  4. 2016 MLB Draft Results: Biggest Winners and Losers from Day 2

    It's time for America's favorite game show, "Jump to Conclusions!" Really, that's about all we can do now that Day 2 of the 2016 MLB draft is in the books...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 63,832 reads 32 comments

  5. MLB Draft 2016: Ranking the Biggest Steals of Day 1

    By the time 10 p.m. ET rolled around, three of the top five steals on Day 1 of the 2016 MLB draft—players taken lower than expected—were position players. A half-hour later, only one remained...

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  6. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 10 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Baseball players are human beings, not cyborgs sent from the future to destroy Sarah Connor. As a result, they get injured—some more seriously than others—and it's ...

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  7. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 9, Position by Position

    We're now officially two months into baseball's regular season, past the time when we can point at a player's lack of production and call it "early-season struggles," "rust" or whatever other excuse you can think of...

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  8. MLB's Biggest Trade Chips 2 Months from the 2016 Deadline

    It'd be easy to rattle off names like Jose Fernandez, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout as the biggest trade chips in baseball. It'd be just as easy to include top prospects like Washington's Lucas Giolito, Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow and Philadelphia's J...

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  9. Selecting the 2016 MLB All-Overpaid Team After 2 Months

    You don't have to be a professional athlete to be considered overpaid. Sadly, there are plenty of people across a wide spectrum of fields who aren't good at their jobs and don't deserve the gaudy salaries they collect...

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  10. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 9 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Is James Shields a member of the Chicago White Sox yet? Talk of the veteran hurler joining the American League Central contenders might be the juiciest rumor out there, but it's far from the only one...

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  11. Biggest MLB Duds of May 2016, Position by Position

    Aside from a few failed fireworks here and there, Memorial Day weekend tends to be devoid of duds. It's a time for family and friends to gather for the first official barbecues of the season, some frosty adult beverages and, of course, baseball...

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  12. 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 month ago 60,646 reads 99 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 10,973 reads 41 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 68,560 reads 76 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 8,504 reads 16 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 67,175 reads 103 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 93,365 reads 211 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 43,382 reads 69 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 42,264 reads 71 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 19,525 reads 55 comments

  21. 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...

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  22. 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 3 months ago 63,081 reads 83 comments

  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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 3 months ago 59,769 reads 125 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 28,823 reads 89 comments