1. Odds of Each 2013 MLB Home Run Derby Contestant Winning the Trophy

    The captains have made their selections and the field of eight players who will participate in the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field has been set...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 15,189 reads 35 comments

  2. Atlanta Braves Players Attack MLB All-Star Voting Process, Call It "Unfair"

    For the first time since 2009, the Atlanta Braves—correction, the first-place Atlanta Braves—will have only one player representing the franchise at the All-Star Game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 10,194 reads 71 comments

  3. Will Jeter, A-Rod or Ramirez Have Most Pennant Race Impact?

    Three of the most accomplished players of their generation—Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez —are working their way back to the major leagues through the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 1,677 reads 1 comments

  4. New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Latest Updates and Reaction

    While the Yankees have done a remarkable job of mixing and matching to remain in shouting distance of a playoff spot, the team approaches the trade deadline with more questions than answers...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 65,362 reads 49 comments

  5. 2013 MLB All-Star Roster: Players Who Don't Deserve to Be on the Team

    Contrary to popular opinion, the fan-voting portion of filling out MLB All-Star rosters isn't the only part of the process that falls victim to popularity contests and the numbers a player has put up in the past...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 13,536 reads 42 comments

  6. Each MLB Team's Player Under the Most Pressure in the Second Half

    Pressure is something to which we can all relate. Whether it's pressure to succeed at work, pressure to get ourselves in better shape or peer pressure in school, it's a powerful force that, at times, can be overwhelming...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 5,033 reads 9 comments

  7. 10 Most Amazing Moments of Yasiel Puig's Record-Setting Debut Month in MLB

    Beginning on June 3, Yasiel Puig burst onto the scene and put together one of the most impressive debut months that we have ever seen...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 7,734 reads 2 comments

  8. Updating Trade Deadline To-Do Lists for All 30 MLB Teams at the Midway Point

    July makes us baseball fans feel a lot like Elmer Fudd. While our favorite teams aren't out hunting "wabbits," every general manager in the game is on the hunt for at least one, if not multiple, trade partners...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 94,685 reads 144 comments

  9. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB's 1st Half

    Just like that, half of the 2013 regular season is behind us. It doesn't feel like the season's at its halfway point, but for the vast majority of players and teams, the 81st game of the season has come and gone...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 31,304 reads 44 comments

  10. Predicting MLB Players Who Will Make First All-Star Appearances

    After a while, the MLB All-Star Game can become, well, kind of boring. While it's great to see the biggest names in baseball go head-to-head for the right to home-field advantage ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 23,627 reads 94 comments

  11. Power Ranking Every MLB Mascot from Worst to Best

    While baseball might be the slowest-paced of the four major sports, there's something about going to a ballgame that basketball, football and hockey cannot compete with...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 9,664 reads 6 comments

  12. Struggling MLB Players Who Should Contemplate Early Retirement

    It's better to go out on your own terms than to be shown the door by someone else. Every season, a handful of major league veteran ballplayers learn that the hard way, with performances ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 2,238 reads 4 comments

  13. MLB's 25 Biggest Breakout Stars of the Season's First Half

    Contrary to popular opinion, players do not need to be at the beginning of their careers or have never had success as pros in order to have a breakout season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 34,600 reads 118 comments

  14. Will Jose Reyes' Return Take the Surging Blue Jays All the Way to 1st Place?

    Jose Reyes ' timing couldn't be better. Toronto is playing its best baseball of the season, winning 11 consecutive games (and 15 of its last 18)...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 11,563 reads 31 comments

  15. MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the Week

    If you're a fan of the long ball, then this past week of MLB action was right up your alley. Balls simply couldn't stay on the field of play this week, with 203 home runs being smacked by 142 different batters off of 144 different pitchers...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 2,316 reads 6 comments

  16. 10 Fastest Rises to MLB Superstardom of All Time

    No two superstars are created equal. Some, like Derek Jeter, take years to achieve the highest level of stardom. Others, like Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie Yasiel Puig, take less than a week to reach such lofty heights...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 3,713 reads 18 comments

  17. Updating Each MLB Team's Top Trade-Deadline Priority

    Prepare yourselves, for the MLB rumor mill is about to start spinning fast and furiously. While we haven't reached the point of the season where teams have definitively decided ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 145,482 reads 211 comments

  18. Comparing NL All-Star Fans Vote to Players Deserving of Start

    Baseball's mid-summer classic is just like every other professional sports league's All-Star Game—the starters are selected in a globally-held popularity contest, not on the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 3,677 reads 18 comments

  19. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Week 11

    Baseball's regular season may be a marathon rather than a sprint, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't be paying attention to the race before it reaches its halfway mark. If you do, you're bound to miss something noteworthy...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 2,014 reads 6 comments

  20. MLB Players Who Have Made the Greatest Sudden Leaps to Stardom in 2013

    Over and over last season, baseball fans were told that having a pair of players explode into stardom the way Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Washington's Bryce Harper did doesn't happen all the time and that the duo's accomplishments should be celebrated...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 32,502 reads 89 comments

  21. Ranking the Best Player Nicknames in Baseball

    We each go by a name that is different from the one that appears on our birth certificate. A great nickname cannot be forced; it must come naturally and organically...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 5,618 reads 11 comments

  22. Ranking Each MLB Team's Greatest Rookie Ever

    While baseball fans love the established stars of the game, there's something about a hot-shot rookie that just grabs us in a way that even the most successful superstar can't contend with...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 3,528 reads 6 comments

  23. Every MLB Team's Highest-Ceiling Prospect Coming After the 2013 Draft

    While MLB teams hope to add quality ballplayers to their respective organizations through the first-year player draft, the ultimate goal of every organization is to draft players ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 9,635 reads 11 comments

  24. Gerrit Cole: Bold Predictions for No. 1 Overall Pick's MLB Debut, Rookie Season

    PNC Park will be a madhouse on Tuesday night when Gerrit Cole, the Pittsburgh Pirates ' top prospect, makes his major league debut ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 38,936 reads 19 comments

  25. 2013 MLB Draft Results: Every MLB Team's Biggest Draft Steal, Reach

    Chances are that if you're reading this, you know someone who has—or will—be drafted by a major league baseball team...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 year ago 60,431 reads 19 comments