1. Grading the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics on Their Jed Lowrie Trade

    The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics have agreed on a five-player deal that finds infielder Jed Lowrie moving up the standings in the AL West: #Athletics acquire Jed ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 16,308 reads 16 comments

  2. Finding One Dream Fit for Every Impact MLB Free Agent Still on the Market

    Time is not on the side of any players who remain available on the free-agent market. With spring training set to get underway in less than two weeks, the vast majority of teams around baseball have their rosters set and budgets maxed out...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,740 reads 2 comments

  3. What Needs to Happen in 2013 for Each MLB Team to Validate Offseason Decisions

    Whether it's signing a free agent or making a trade, the decisions that front offices around baseball make when constructing a roster for the upcoming season don't always work out as planned...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 353 reads 1 comments

  4. Updated World Series Odds Post Free Agency

    With two notable exceptions, there's very little remaining in the free-agent market. Of course, adding either center fielder Michael Bourn or starting pitcher Kyle Lohse would improve ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,742 reads 217 comments

  5. Predicting All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Surprise, Disappointment of 2013

    Less than two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training and roughly eight weeks away from Opening Day, it's time to start looking ahead to what's to come as the 2013 MLB season draws closer...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 10,759 reads 14 comments

  6. Colin Kaepernick and the Most Famous Tatted-Up Stars in Sports

    I don't mean to alarm you, but if you haven't already noticed, the world is awash in ink. Tattoos are everywhere—and they aren't going away...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 15,378 reads 10 comments

  7. 2013 MLB Free Agency: 10 Contracts That Teams Should Already Regret Giving out

    Gambling in baseball is strictly prohibited (just ask Pete Rose), but gambling is exactly what general managers around the game have done this winter. It's what they do every winter...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,708 reads 12 comments

  8. Are the Orioles or Rangers the Better Trade Fit for the Cubs' Alfonso Soriano?

    In what comes as a shock to absolutely nobody, Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano remains readily available for a trade...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 827 reads 1 comments

  9. One Player from Every MLB Organization Who Could Be Traded in 2013

    Carl Crawford's albatross of a contract was thought to be the most immovable object in all of baseball, yet the Boston Red Sox found a way to move the injured outfielder—and much more—in one fell swoop...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 19,326 reads 27 comments

  10. Grading the Braves and Diamondbacks on Justin Upton Blockbuster Trade

    The balance of power in the National League East, and perhaps the entire National League, has officially moved south for the winter, as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves have agreed upon a trade involving outfielder Justin Upton ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 251 reads 134 comments

  11. MLB Power Rankings: Rating Every MLB Team's Bullpen Entering Spring Training

    In the age of pitch counts, with complete games a rarity, having a strong bullpen is as important—if not more crucial to a team's success—than having a formidable starting rotation...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 12,610 reads 71 comments

  12. Improved AL East Will Force Yankees to Scrap Their $189M Payroll Goal for 2014

    Friends, it's time to step back from the ledge of that overpass on the Major Deegan and take a breath...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,558 reads 22 comments

  13. Predicting 10 Shocking Contenders for MLB's Major 2013 Awards

    With the East Coast in a deep freeze (the thermometer on my dashboard read nine degrees this morning), Opening Day can't get here fast enough...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 4,246 reads 40 comments

  14. One Big Winter Temptation Each MLB Team Was Right to Resist

    While it's true that not all teams are equal, whether it be from the perspective of finances or talent—both on the major league roster and in the minor leagues—every team has the ability to make a move...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,011 reads 6 comments

  15. MLB Trade Rumors: Each Team's Worthless Trade Bait No One Else Wants

    Immovable objects exist in baseball, both on the mound and at the plate. For a number of reasons—injury, salary, a lack of production (or perhaps a combination of them all)—players lose value over time...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 17,017 reads 28 comments

  16. Predicting Last-Minute Moves MLB Teams Will Make Before Spring Training

    Less than a month from now, most of the teams around Major League Baseball will have a full complement of players stretching on the field in spring training. In other words, the 2013 season is fast approaching...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 8,550 reads 3 comments

  17. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Fanbases by Cockiness Heading into 2013

    Everyone, at one point or another, gets cocky. It happens to the best of us. Whether we just got a promotion, are winning big at a casino, just had the girl (or guy) of our dreams ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 600 reads 15 comments

  18. Shaun Marcum and 5 MLB Free Agents Being Criminally Undervalued

    With just about a month remaining until pitchers and catchers start reporting to spring training, one thing has become increasingly clear for Shaun Marcum and those players still without a contract for the 2013 season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,055 reads 4 comments

  19. Predicting Contracts for 2014's Top 25 Free Agents Based on This Winter's Deals

    If you thought the 2013 Hot Stove League had big-time free agents available, you haven't seen anything yet...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 717 reads 2 comments

  20. MLB Teams with the Best Chances of Making a Big Trade Before Opening Day

    If we've learned anything in baseball over the past six months, it's that trades can—and often do—come when you least expect them...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 4,767 reads 17 comments

  21. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: First Round Picks That Will Make a Major Impact as Rookies

    By the time the seven rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft have come to an end, teams around the league will believe that many of the selections that they made will be able to step in and contribute right away...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,289 reads 3 comments

  22. MLB Free Agents 2013: Latest Updates on Michael Bourn, Kyle Lohse and More

    With each day that we inch closer to pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, time keeps on ticking on the futures of Michael Bourn , Kyle Lohse and the other top free agents that remain unsigned...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 9,501 reads 7 comments

  23. NFL Playoff Bracket 2013: Key Matchups in Saturday's Divisional Round Action

    By the time Saturday Night Live starts on NBC, the field of eight teams vying for a spot in Super Bowl XLVII will have been reduced by two...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 6,607 reads 0 comments

  24. Each MLB Team's Biggest Missed Opportunity in the Offseason

    When opportunity knocks, some teams answer the door. Others shut off all of the lights and pretend that nobody's home...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 4,949 reads 6 comments

  25. Tim Tebow: Polarizing Quarterback Must Change Positions to Save NFL Career

    Tim Tebow wakes up this morning with a decision to make. Does he continue to stand firm in his belief that he can be a successful quarterback in the NFL despite all the evidence ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 1,405 reads 6 comments