1. Identifying the Face of Every MLB Franchise

    There's no shortage of ways to determine who the face of a franchise is in baseball. For some, the face of a franchise is simply the best player on the team, the guy who consistently puts up the most impressive individual numbers on a yearly basis...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 77,660 reads 221 comments

  2. What We've Learned About Each Team at the 1-Quarter Mark

    I'm not quite sure how this is possible, but we're nearly a quarter of the way through MLB 's 2014 regular season already. Surely I can't be the only one who finds that to be incredibly disturbing...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 31,534 reads 47 comments

  3. 15 MLB Players Whose White-Hot Starts We Never Saw Coming

    It takes a lot to surprise us these days. With the wealth of information available to us, from traditional statistics to advanced metrics and video clips that are slowed down, dissected ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 9,964 reads 34 comments

  4. Early 'Buyer or Seller' Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams at the Trade Deadline

    Baseball's rumor mill is just beginning to spin as we enter the second month of the 2014 season, and with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline only a blip on the horizon at the moment, more rumors will sprout up with each passing day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 211,522 reads 243 comments

  5. How the 1st Month of MLB Games May Have Changed the 2014 Trade Market

    Baseball's opening month provided a glimpse into the future, one in which pretenders are contenders, contenders are exposed as frauds, and the sobering reality that much of what ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 13,018 reads 14 comments

  6. Every MLB Team's Biggest Red Flag Through 1 Month of Play

    Only a month into the regular season, it's too early to start ringing alarms and pressing panic buttons around baseball. There's too much baseball left to be played for teams and their fans to begin freaking out...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 97,383 reads 110 comments

  7. 10 MLB Players Whose Names Are Already Swirling in Trade Speculation

    We sit only a month into MLB 's 2014 regular season, and the trade market has already heated up with a number of deals consummated between clubs, the latest of which found Lucas Harrell ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 32,319 reads 32 comments

  8. Preseason MLB Playoff Contenders That Look Like Frauds 1 Month in

    More than any other sport, preseason predictions in baseball are incredibly difficult to get right. Over the course of a 162-game regular season, anything can—and usually does—take place...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 15,718 reads 32 comments

  9. Ranking MLB's Most Pitcher-Friendly Ballparks, by the Numbers

    Spoiler alert: there are more hitter-friendly ballparks than pitcher-friendly ballparks in baseball. OK, that's not really a spoiler if you checked out our rankings of ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 115,314 reads 60 comments

  10. Signs That Some of MLB's Worst Early-Season Slumps Are About to End

    Slumps don't care about the name on the back of a player's jersey or the statistics on the back of their baseball card...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 11,678 reads 15 comments

  11. 10 MLB Players Whose Very Hot, Cold Starts Should Be No Surprise

    It's easy to forget sometimes that baseball players are human beings, just like the rest of us, and not cyborgs sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor put up big numbers for our favorite baseball teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 14,483 reads 11 comments

  12. MLB Rumors: The Early-Season Buzz Around Every Team

    We're only two weeks into the regular season, and already the rumor mill has begun to churn. From potential free-agent signings and trades (both now and later in the season) to the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 115,209 reads 90 comments

  13. Stock Up, Stock Down for MLB's Top 10 Prospects After Week 2

    Warning: being classified as one of the 10 best prospects in baseball can be hazardous to your health. Three of the top-10 prospects on B/R's End-of-Spring Top 100 MLB Prospects ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 19,916 reads 16 comments

  14. Ranking MLB's Most Hitter-Friendly Ballparks, by the Numbers

    When we think of "hitter-friendly" ballparks, Coors Field and Yankee Stadium are often the first two that come to mind due to the tendency for fly balls to travel beyond the outfield walls and into the hands of a lucky fan...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 37,822 reads 41 comments

  15. Ranking MLB's 15 Biggest Early-Season Storylines

    From the final seasons for two of baseball's most important figures to newly-implemented rule changes and the continued development of some of the game's biggest stars, there's no ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 49,768 reads 25 comments

  16. 10 Biggest Surprises After MLB Opening Week

    Every MLB season is full of surprises, from breakout performances by relative unknowns to resurgent seasons from players whose best days were thought to be behind them...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 15,334 reads 39 comments

  17. Winners and Losers from the 1st Week of the MLB Season

    Depending on where your rooting interests lie, you're either ecstatic that the 2014 MLB regular season has begun or you're hoping against hope that it's all just a dream and that, in reality, Opening Day is still another week or two away...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 11,474 reads 39 comments

  18. 10 Unknown MLB Prospects Who Will Take a Huge Leap Forward in 2014

    After an offseason hearing about prospects like Arizona's Archie Bradley, Boston's Xander Bogaerts and Detroit's Nick Castellanos ad nauseam, another article talking about that trio—or ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 9,704 reads 9 comments

  19. MLB Teams with Pitching Depth to Trade Entering 2014

    The five-man rotation is a myth. Over the last five MLB seasons (2009 to 2013), teams have, on average, used 10 different pitchers in the starting rotation over the course of the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 months ago 3,757 reads 8 comments

  20. Initial 2014 MLB All-Star Predictions as the Season Starts Up

    No, this isn't an April Fools' joke—the 2014 MLB season has begun, and so too has the countdown to the 85th episode of everyone's favorite Midsummer Classic, the All-Star Game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 10,930 reads 112 comments

  21. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Lineups Entering Opening Day

    Baseball fans around the world rejoice! Opening Day has finally arrived! What better time to take a look at how every team's expected "go-to" starting lineup stacks up against the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 55,882 reads 159 comments

  22. Biggest Winners and Losers of 2014 MLB Spring Training

    Nobody likes to lose, even in spring training. Sure, the games and the statistics don't technically count, and those who put too much stock into what goes on during the preseason typically find themselves disappointed during the regular season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 16,486 reads 18 comments

  23. Updating All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Need 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 overall rosters, taking note of what areas of weakness—if any—need to be addressed...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 96,459 reads 141 comments

  24. Final Win-Loss Predictions for Every MLB Team in 2014

    With spring training almost over and the regular season about to begin, there's only one thing left to do: put on our prognostication hats one more time and issue an ultimate set of predictions for every team's final win-loss record in 2014...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 156,831 reads 321 comments

  25. Every MLB Team's Biggest Surprise and Disappointment from Spring Training

    There's less than two weeks to go before spring training is a distant memory, replaced by Opening Day and the start of the 2014 MLB season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 181,690 reads 103 comments