1. Predicting MLB Signings, Trades That Could Still Happen Before Opening Day

    While teams have a pretty good idea of what their Opening Day rosters will look like, the arrival of spring training—and the unofficial end of baseball's offseason—doesn't signal an end to player movement...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 35,591 reads 55 comments

  2. MLB Teams Still Stacked with Assets for Spring, in-Season Trades

    A general manager's job during the MLB offseason isn't an easy one, with a lengthy list of tasks that need to be accomplished before the start of spring training...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 21,972 reads 38 comments

  3. MLB Faces in New Places Who'll Have Biggest Spring Impact

    While we typically have to wait for at least part of the regular season to play out in order to truly understand what, if any, impact a new face will actually have on his new team, the work begins in earnest during spring training...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 8,303 reads 28 comments

  4. Contender or Pretender on Each Hyped-Up MLB Offseason Rebuild

    After one of the most active and entertaining offseasons in recent memory, Major League Baseball is back where it belongs—on the field—with teams reporting to spring training in preparation for the upcoming season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 27,280 reads 67 comments

  5. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Spring Training Buzz

    Spring training has finally arrived, and we can officially begin the way-too-early countdown to Opening Day—which is just over six weeks away. As players arrive in camp, the chatter on the rumor mill continues to pick up steam...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 11,227 reads 18 comments

  6. Why an Andre Ethier-for-Ubaldo Jimenez Swap Makes Sense for Everyone Involved

    There's a deal to be made between the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers that sends Andre Ethier to the reigning champs in the AL East, but, as Nick Cafardo of ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 36,247 reads 94 comments

  7. Complete New York Yankees 2015 Spring Training Preview

    The grass has been cut, the infield raked and the New York Yankees are just about ready to head south for what's left of a brutal, unforgiving winter. Spring training is nearly upon us, and a new era will officially begin on Feb...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 12,233 reads 15 comments

  8. Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams' Top Concern in Spring Camp

    Show me a manager or general manager who claims to have no concerns about his team heading into spring training, and I'll show you a liar. For there's no such thing as a perfect roster...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 1,525 reads 3 comments

  9. Ranking the 10 Best Last-Minute MLB Free-Agent, Trade Values

    Waiting until the last minute to improve your club is about the worst possible strategy that a general manager can employ in any sport, baseball included...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 10,112 reads 6 comments

  10. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Offseason Buzz

    The rumor mill doesn't care what the calendar says. Just because we sit only two weeks away from the start of spring training and about a month off from Cactus and Grapefruit League ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 24,410 reads 19 comments

  11. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest News, Rumors and Speculation

    After a short hiatus, we're back playing general manager, formulating deals based on the latest chatter from the rumor mill. Much of this week's wheeling and dealing is based on a forward-looking piece by Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 52,871 reads 76 comments

  12. Predicting MLB's All-Bust Team for 2015

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chances are that your favorite baseball team might have a bust—or two—sitting on its roster heading into the 2015 season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 36,685 reads 90 comments

  13. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Buzz

    While the weather outside is frightful for most of us, baseball season is quickly approaching, with only three weeks separating us from the start of spring training and the promise of warmer days ahead that comes with it...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 7,875 reads 7 comments

  14. MLB Divisional Power Rankings After Wave of Offseason Movement

    Winter may still be in full force (especially on the East Coast) and the offseason still not complete, but baseball season is closer than we realize, with less than a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to spring training...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 76,269 reads 233 comments

  15. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest News, Rumors and Speculation

    We knew that there would be a ripple effect when Max Scherzer finally signed, but most baseball fans and pundits alike didn't expect those ripples to stay within the confines of his new clubhouse...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 44,344 reads 65 comments

  16. The Best Bargains Remaining on the MLB Offseason Market

    Unless your name is James Shields, it's getting late for players still looking for gainful employment in 2015...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,742 reads 3 comments

  17. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Buzz

    With each passing day, we get closer to the start of spring training, the winding down of the offseason and, ultimately, MLB 's Opening Day. But there are enough days left between then and now for plenty of player movement to occur...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 8,749 reads 6 comments

  18. Odds of Each Top Arbitration-Eligible MLB Star Receiving Lucrative Extension

    While salary arbitration has been a part of Major League Baseball since 1974, it's a path down which few players ever fully travel. According to MLB...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,531 reads 3 comments

  19. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest News, Rumors and Speculation

    Sometimes, baseball's rumor mill spins furiously, spitting out juicy tidbits with the speed of an Aroldis Chapman fastball and leaving us with more potential trade scenarios to dissect and speculate about than we know what to do with...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 72,797 reads 80 comments

  20. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Buzz

    With the free-agent market nearly picked dry—except for a pair of high-priced starters and some role-playing outfielders—teams around baseball have been forced to look ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 14,496 reads 16 comments

  21. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest News, Rumors and Speculation

    With the free-agent market largely devoid of impact talent—aside from Max Scherzer and James Shields, that is—general managers around baseball have little choice but ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 19,925 reads 21 comments

  22. Potential MLB Offseason Moves Closest to Becoming Reality

    It may appear as if most of baseball is still sleeping off the effects of their New Year's Eve festivities given the relative lack of action and chatter on the rumor mill, but rest ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 48,245 reads 66 comments

  23. Impact MLB Deals That Will Still Happen Before Spring Training

    Don't fall into the trap that's been laid by front offices around baseball with the current lull in hot stove league action, for the wheeling-and-dealing that we saw in December isn't quite over...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 48,622 reads 112 comments

  24. MLB Teams' Big Weaknesses That Still Must Be Addressed This Winter

    As general managers around baseball wake up on New Year's Day, they'd like to believe that they do so with a strong roster, one without any major holes or weaknesses. Nobody actually believes that, of course, for it's simply not true...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,772 reads 12 comments

  25. MLB Fanbases with the Most to Be Excited About This Christmas

    As baseball fans wake up this Christmas and run downstairs to see what Santa left them underneath the tree, there's going to be some mixed reaction...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about almost 2 years ago 27,592 reads 64 comments