1. 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 4,238 reads 40 comments

  2. 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 5,005 reads 6 comments

  3. 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 17,011 reads 28 comments

  4. 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 8,538 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 575 reads 15 comments

  6. 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 5,044 reads 4 comments

  7. 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 706 reads 2 comments

  8. 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 4,765 reads 17 comments

  9. 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 5,281 reads 3 comments

  10. 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 9,492 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 6,602 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 4,944 reads 6 comments

  13. 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 1,394 reads 6 comments

  14. Australian Open 2013: TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Radio and Tournament Preview

    There will be no shortage of exciting action and compelling storylines when the 101st edition of the Australian Open gets under way on Monday morning in Melbourne...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 10,469 reads 9 comments

  15. NFL Playoff Schedule 2013: Running Backs Who Will Struggle in Divisional Round

    The deeper you get into the NFL playoffs, the less room running backs find to make a play in. While four of the eight playoff teams still playing feature a running back that picked ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 5,233 reads 0 comments

  16. Rob Chudzinski: Browns Take Step in the Right Direction with New Head Coach

    While he certainly doesn't have a lengthy resume or the name recognition that some of the other head coaches the Cleveland Browns were reportedly interested in, hiring Rob Chudzinski was a step in the right direction for the beleaguered franchise...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 6,353 reads 39 comments

  17. Manny Pacquiao: Sharing Card with Juan Manuel Marquez Would Be Risky Move

    Manny Pacquiao is going to fight again, but he should be mindful of when—and where—that next fight occurs...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 18,890 reads 35 comments

  18. Duke vs North Carolina State: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview and More

    The best college basketball team in the land, the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils (15-0), will be shorthanded when it takes on one of its biggest rivals, the No. 20 North Carolina State Wolfpack (13-2) in a crucial early-season ACC matchup...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,591 reads 23 comments

  19. Best Fits for Tim Tebow After Jaguars Rule out Interest in Star QB

    Well, it doesn't look like embattled New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow will be honing his craft in the state of Florida anytime soon...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 4,342 reads 7 comments

  20. One Impending Free Agent from Each MLB Team Who Will Re-Sign for 2014

    While we've yet to even get spring training underway for the 2013 season, it's never too early to look ahead to what awaits us when the World Series comes to its conclusion and the Hot Stove League heats up once again...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 688 reads 2 comments

  21. 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Vote: Why Each Top Candidate Failed to Get Inducted

    Confusion and fear—that's why nobody on this year's Hall of Fame ballot was inducted, as we learned via the BBWAA 's official Twitter account : No players elected ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,013 reads 10 comments

  22. MLB Teams That Will Now Need to Turn to Trades to Fill Gaping Holes

    At this point of the MLB offseason, you can count the number of truly impact players still available via free agency on one hand...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 1,159 reads 0 comments

  23. NFL Mock Draft 2013: First-Round Predictions Following Alabama vs. Notre Dame

    With Alabama's domination of Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game, the college football season has come to a close. In other words, there's no more game film for front offices around the NFL to accumulate...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 20,500 reads 4 comments

  24. Texans vs. Patriots: Lack of Big-Game Experience Will Prove Costly for Houston

    When the Houston Texans and New England Patriots meet on Sunday afternoon in the final divisional round game of the weekend, Houston's lack of big-game experience will prove costly...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 488 reads 0 comments

  25. MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Win-Win Trades That Need to Happen

    While it is far easier to spend money on a free agent than it is to give up a player (or players) that teams believe have value in a trade, general managers around baseball are beginning ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 21,955 reads 73 comments