1. 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 2,289 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 3,745 reads 18 comments

  3. 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 145,500 reads 211 comments

  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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 over 1 year ago 2,014 reads 6 comments

  6. 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 over 1 year ago 32,533 reads 89 comments

  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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 over 1 year ago 9,681 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 38,993 reads 19 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 60,475 reads 19 comments

  12. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Draft Results: Scouting Profiles for 2013 Picks

    There may not be a team in baseball that finds itself in better shape heading into the 2013 draft than the St. Louis Cardinals ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,196 reads 13 comments

  13. Every MLB Team's Biggest Draft Bust in the Past Decade

    Swinging and missing in the first round of the MLB draft can set a franchise back years. It's the kind of thing that keeps scouts and general managers up at night, for they know ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 38,798 reads 10 comments

  14. 5 MLB Players Who Elevated Their Game in May

    While it's true that every player struggles at one point or another during baseball's regular season, not all struggles are created equal. Those that last a series or two—or even a week or two—are typically not cause for alarm...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 6,136 reads 41 comments

  15. Is Health of Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg More Important to the Nationals?

    When Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo wake up in the middle of the night frantic and sweating profusely, chances are that they both had the same dream, one in which both Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg are injured at the same time...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 1,327 reads 1 comments

  16. Ranking the Best Pitcher-Hitter Combinations in MLB

    Having a big-time starting pitcher leading the rotation or a big-time bat in the heart of a team's lineup is a prerequisite for success in baseball. It's the teams who have both that are the most successful...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,668 reads 9 comments

  17. MLB's 10 Most Likely Candidates to Slug a 4-Home Run Game in 2013

    It was only yesterday that we witnessed Dioner Navarro hit three home runs in a game for the Chicago Cubs, only to have the feat equaled later in the day by Washington's Ryan Zimmerman...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,931 reads 14 comments

  18. 2013 MLB Draft: One 'Hometown' Prospect All 30 Teams Should Target

    Whether it's around the corner or across the country, MLB teams will dispatch talent evaluators anywhere and everywhere to take a look at players who could potentially help their franchise in the future...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,322 reads 6 comments

  19. Power Ranking Every 'Hometown' Interleague Rivalry

    Whether you love it or hate it, interleague play is here to stay. For the past 17 years, the MLB schedule has pitted teams from the American League and National League against each ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,643 reads 16 comments

  20. Selecting the All-MLB Team After 2 Months of Baseball

    I must be the owner of a faulty calendar. We can't possibly be two months into the 2013 MLB regular season, can we? Is it possible that, in what seems like the blink of an eye, 30 percent of the season is already behind us? Sadly, yes...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 26,604 reads 56 comments

  21. 10 Best 'Failed' Starters in MLB History

    Nobody likes to be labeled a failure. Whether it's failing an exam in school, your first road test or not performing up to expectations in any of your endeavors, not finding success ...

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  22. 10 Greatest MLB Catches While Diving into the Crowd Since 2000

    If you've ever sat in field-level seats, you've seen the signs and heard the warnings to stay vigilant, that foul balls and broken bats could potentially come your way...

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  23. Struggling MLB Players Who Should Be DFA'd Immediately

    There comes a point in every professional ballplayer's career when they simply can't cut it anymore. Sometimes it's due to a major injury, other times it's the years of wear-and-tear ...

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  24. 25 Active MLB Players with the Best Chance of Making the Hall of Fame

    For fans of America's pastime, debating whether today's active stars are worthy of entrance into one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, the Baseball Hall of Fame, has become, well, one of their favorite pastimes...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 56,283 reads 127 comments

  25. Miguel Cabrera's Top 5 Threats in Each Triple Crown Category

    Early Sunday, I wrote that talk of a second consecutive Triple Crown for Miguel Cabrera wasn't such a far-fetched idea...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,413 reads 29 comments