1. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the San Francisco Giants

    Thanks to Madison Bumgarner's left arm, some timely hitting and superb defense, the San Francisco Giants have become baseball's newest dynasty, besting the Kansas City Royals in ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 30,777 reads 48 comments

  2. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Kansas City Royals

    When the Kansas City traded a package of talent, including top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, to the Tampa Bay Rays for James Shields before the 2013 season, the Royals ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 17,112 reads 7 comments

  3. Large MLB Contracts That Could Still Be Moved in Offseason Trades

    When it comes to contracts in baseball, the general rule of thumb is that the larger the deal, the more difficult it is to move the player attached to it...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 14,412 reads 27 comments

  4. Trust Ratings for Every 2014 World Series Late-Inning Pitcher

    The trust that a player builds with his teammates and manager over the course of baseball's regular season is, unquestionably, a vital part of any team's success. If there's no trust, there's no success—and there's certainly no deep playoff run...

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  5. Ranking the 10 Most Unlikely World Series Runs in MLB History

    If baseball has taught us anything over the years, it's that reaching the World Series isn't necessarily about having the most talented roster or the highest payroll in the game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 15,081 reads 32 comments

  6. World Series 2014: Step-by-Step Guide for San Francisco to Win the Series

    San Francisco sits on the cusp of baseball immortality, four games away from officially becoming baseball's next dynasty. That's what happens when you win three World Series crowns in a five-year span...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 5 months ago 2,489 reads 0 comments

  7. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the St. Louis Cardinals

    Some in St. Louis will call for manager Mike Matheny's head after the Cardinals fell to the San Francisco Giants in five games in the National League Championship Series...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 4,325 reads 1 comments

  8. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Baltimore Orioles

    Sometimes, the baseball gods just don't smile down upon you. Such is the situation that the Baltimore Orioles found themselves in during the ALCS against Kansas City , swept by the upstart wild-card club in four games...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 13,023 reads 4 comments

  9. MLB Trade Speculation: MLB Stars Who Could Be Trade Bait

    No team in baseball likes to trade a star-caliber player, whether it be an established veteran or a burgeoning youngster just beginning to blossom...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 17,141 reads 22 comments

  10. Ranking the Top 20 Players Active in the 2014 League Championship Series

    If, for some reason, you've yet to tune in to any of the action going on in the MLB playoffs this month, do yourself a favor and make it a point to tune in to Game 3 of the League Championship Series in both the Junior and Senior Circuit...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 18,985 reads 8 comments

  11. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Washington Nationals

    For the second time in three years, the Washington Nationals can call themselves division champions and nothing more, having been knocked out in the division series once again...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 9,660 reads 8 comments

  12. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Los Angeles Angels

    While the Los Angeles Angels' collapse didn't last two-plus months like the one that crippled the Oakland A's did, the end result is the same: Both AL West powers are out of the playoff picture courtesy of the upstart Kansas City Royals ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 4,104 reads 27 comments

  13. Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers: Keys for Each Team to Win ALDS Game 3

    Since 2009, the team that won Game 1 of the ALDS has gone on to win the series at an 80 percent clip. Only twice—in 2011—has the team that lost the series opener come back to advance to the ALCS...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 5,462 reads 9 comments

  14. Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals: Keys for Each Team to Win ALDS Game 1

    Game 1 of a five-game series may not seem like a must-win game, but when it comes to the American League Division Series, you'd best believe that the opening game is perhaps the most important of the series...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 6,928 reads 3 comments

  15. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Sadly, the 13th month on the calendar— Buctober —came to an end before it ever really had a chance to begin...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 14,570 reads 14 comments

  16. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Oakland Athletics

    The collapse is complete. "Did you miss the entire A's regular season? Tonight's game is an encapsulated version," the San Francisco Chronicle 's Susan Slusser tweeted—and she's absolutely right...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 183 reads 8 comments

  17. Top Regular-Season Moment for Each Playoff Team

    For all the hope and optimism that each of baseball's 30 teams had entering the regular season, only 10 remain standing at the end with the dream of being called world champions still very much alive...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 16,687 reads 16 comments

  18. Tracking Races, Winners for Each 2014 MLB Triple Crown Category

    As we head into the final weekend of the MLB regular season, we find players from contenders and non-contenders alike battling it out for some individual accolades...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 20,855 reads 26 comments

  19. MLB's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

    Our parents used to tell us growing up that sticks and stones may break our bones but names could never harm us. That's only partially true...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 4,225 reads 7 comments

  20. MLB Free Agents 2014-15: Forecasting the Best Values on the Market

    If you're looking for the best of the best in baseball's upcoming free-agent class...you've come to the wrong place. You won't find names like Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Max Scherzer or James Shields on the pages that follow...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 17,734 reads 8 comments

  21. Boom or Bust on MLB's Biggest Moves of 2014 Trade Season

    When it comes to trades, there are three possible outcomes: Team A wins the deal, Team B wins the deal or, in rare circumstances, both teams walk away from the swap in better shape than they were before...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 15,192 reads 37 comments

  22. Odds for Each of MLB's Top Wild-Card Contenders Winning It All

    Welcome to baseball's version of the Thunderdome, where two teams enter and one team leaves. Faced with roughly 10 games to prove themselves worthy of a spot in the playoffs, nine ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 8,786 reads 9 comments

  23. 2014-15 MLB Free Agency: Predicting Winter's Highest-Paid FA at Each Position

    To borrow a line from one of the great (or awful, it's open for debate) songs of the '80s, the appropriately titled "Talk Talk" by...Talk Talk: "All you do to me is talk talk...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 17,915 reads 26 comments

  24. MLB Stars with the Most to Gain in Season's Final Weeks

    Impossible as it seems, the baseball season is almost over. It feels like spring training just ended, yet here we sit, with only two weeks left to go before all but 10 of MLB 's 30 teams head home for the winter...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 3,589 reads 7 comments

  25. Biggest Takeaways from Week 24's MLB Action

    While baseball didn't take a beating over the past week like the NFL did (thankfully), it wasn't exactly a banner seven-day period for America's pastime...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 11,183 reads 32 comments