1. 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 1 year ago 29,097 reads 79 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 710 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 506 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 year ago 95,022 reads 201 comments

  5. 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 year ago 61,142 reads 55 comments

  6. 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 year ago 488 reads 0 comments

  7. 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...

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  8. 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 year ago 37,600 reads 118 comments

  9. 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 year ago 63,227 reads 65 comments

  10. 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 year ago 515 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 year ago 15,065 reads 55 comments

  12. 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 year ago 19,820 reads 12 comments

  13. Projecting Dark-Horse MLB Cy Young Candidates for the 2016 Season

    It's easy to dismiss a dark-horse candidate as a serious contender for one of baseball's individual awards until you realize that three of the past four Cy Young Award winners could reasonably fit under that umbrella...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 16,213 reads 36 comments

  14. Comparing 10 Hyped 2016 Rookies to a Current MLB Star

    It's always dangerous to compare a hyped-up rookie or a prospect who has yet to make his major league debut to a current MLB star, if for no other reason than those comparisons can be highly misconstrued...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 19,189 reads 37 comments

  15. Must-Watch Potential Breakout Stars for the 2016 MLB Season

    There are countless reasons why some players take time to finally reach their potential—to deliver that career-changing breakout season—but when they do, it's usually in a big way with big numbers and memorable moments...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 24,559 reads 41 comments

  16. Fact or Fiction on 2016 MLB Opening Day Instant Overreactions

    Baseball is back, and if the first two days of the 2016 regular season are any indication, fans are in for one heck of a year...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 20,690 reads 20 comments

  17. 2016 MLB Opening Day: Follow All the News, Results, Top Performances Live

    If the first act of MLB 's Opening Day festivities was any indication of what's to come, Act II, which gets underway Monday with a 12-game slate, is going to be full of memorable moments and keep us at the edge of our seats...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 14,783 reads 44 comments

  18. New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals Live Blog

    The last time we saw the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets playing meaningful baseball, a five-run 12th inning gave the Royals a 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series, securing the team's first championship in 30 years...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 21,871 reads 130 comments

  19. MLB 2021: Who Will Be the Superstars of Baseball in 5 Years?

    Imagine, if you will, that the year is 2021. Suspected performance-enhancing-drug cheats still haven't gained entry into the Hall of Fame, but the Tampa Bay Rays have relocated to ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 67,751 reads 163 comments

  20. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 7

    The countdown to Opening Day is down to mere days, and with each passing hour, the anticipation and excitement for the return of meaningful baseball only grows. That anticipation doesn't just lie with fans, either...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 19,013 reads 61 comments

  21. Win-Win Trade Ideas for MLB Teams Heading into the 2016 Season

    With Opening Day rapidly approaching, MLB teams are beginning to scramble in an attempt to shore up whatever weak spots may exist on their respective rosters, with one eye on the waiver wire and the other on the trade market...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 34,037 reads 36 comments

  22. MLB Players Who Will Blossom into Superstars in 2016

    The term "superstar" gets thrown around way too liberally these days. It should be reserved for a select few players who not only impact the game in multiple ways, but also have something ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 50,165 reads 57 comments

  23. Updating 2016 MLB Contenders' Biggest Needs as Spring Training Winds Down

    Spring training not only serves as training camp for MLB teams, but it provides general managers and coaching staffs the chance to evaluate their rosters and address any areas of need before the end of camp...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 29,958 reads 61 comments

  24. Fantasy Baseball 2016 Sleepers: Ranking the Top 20 Last-Minute Names to Know

    Your fantasy baseball draft is quickly approaching its third hour, and while all the preparation you went through has paid off—you're pretty happy with the core of your team—you're at a loss as to who to take in the final few rounds...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 33,337 reads 4 comments

  25. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 6

    We've reached the point in spring training when teams begin to get down to the nitty-gritty, shipping prospects back to minor league camp and letting veterans in camp on minor league ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 21,994 reads 39 comments