1. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest News, Rumors and Speculation

    With the free-agent market largely devoid of impact talent—aside from Max Scherzer and James Shields, that is—general managers around baseball have little choice but ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 19,832 reads 21 comments

  2. Potential MLB Offseason Moves Closest to Becoming Reality

    It may appear as if most of baseball is still sleeping off the effects of their New Year's Eve festivities given the relative lack of action and chatter on the rumor mill, but rest ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 48,225 reads 66 comments

  3. Impact MLB Deals That Will Still Happen Before Spring Training

    Don't fall into the trap that's been laid by front offices around baseball with the current lull in hot stove league action, for the wheeling-and-dealing that we saw in December isn't quite over...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 48,491 reads 112 comments

  4. MLB Teams' Big Weaknesses That Still Must Be Addressed This Winter

    As general managers around baseball wake up on New Year's Day, they'd like to believe that they do so with a strong roster, one without any major holes or weaknesses. Nobody actually believes that, of course, for it's simply not true...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 2,627 reads 12 comments

  5. MLB Fanbases with the Most to Be Excited About This Christmas

    As baseball fans wake up this Christmas and run downstairs to see what Santa left them underneath the tree, there's going to be some mixed reaction...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 27,567 reads 64 comments

  6. MLB Teams That Would Benefit Most from Ian Desmond Trade

    Meet Ian Desmond , the best shortstop in baseball who doesn't need a disclaimer in front of his name. Unlike Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki , who we must preface anything we say or ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 39,082 reads 45 comments

  7. Departed MLB Free Agents Teams Will Miss the Most in 2015

    Believe it or not, free agency is still alive and well as a viable method for a team to go out and add talent to its roster...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 4 months ago 11,970 reads 23 comments

  8. 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, the moves made there only represent a fraction of what general managers discussed. For the winter meetings are where future transactions' seeds are sowed...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 52,236 reads 32 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 58,088 reads 41 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 27,905 reads 48 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 15,885 reads 24 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 31,109 reads 28 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 7,150 reads 43 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 24,801 reads 50 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 29,820 reads 72 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 31,004 reads 37 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 19,254 reads 14 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 22,911 reads 36 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 3,481 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 14,183 reads 12 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 18,601 reads 26 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 13,286 reads 40 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 5,090 reads 9 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 30,083 reads 47 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 15,684 reads 15 comments