1. 1 Player Each MLB Team Will Rely on the Most in 2013

    Unlike the guy who wears the shirt of the band that he's going to see live, every once in awhile being " that guy" isn't a bad thing. Every MLB team has one...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about almost 2 years ago 5,949 reads 12 comments

  2. MLB Teams with the Money, Prospects to Pull off Robinson Cano Blockbuster Trade

    Despite the illusion that it's written in the bylaws of MLB that the New York Yankees must be one of the five playoff teams in the American League, a spot in the postseason is anything but a lock for the Bronx Bombers in 2013...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about almost 2 years ago 8,949 reads 46 comments

  3. Predicting All 30 Teams' Home Run Leader for the 2013 Season

    There's no more exciting play in baseball than the home run. Unfortunately, the greatest sound we hear at a ballgame—that incredible crack that resonates throughout the park ...

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  4. Loudest Trade Buzz, Free Agency Updates for Every Team Entering Spring Training

    With spring training just around the corner, teams around baseball find themselves looking to make the final additions to their rosters...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about almost 2 years ago 23,813 reads 22 comments

  5. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Starting Rotations Entering Spring Training

    While it might be freezing in your neck of the woods right about now, we can take solace in knowing that things are about to warm up...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about almost 2 years ago 27,998 reads 182 comments

  6. 2014 MLB Free Agency: Predicting Next Winter's Highest-Paid FA at Each Position

    If you're a fan of bidding wars and big names hitting the open market, than this past offseason will have served as a tease for what's to come...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about almost 2 years ago 4,978 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 almost 2 years ago 16,546 reads 16 comments

  8. 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 almost 2 years ago 2,744 reads 2 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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 almost 2 years ago 13,779 reads 217 comments

  11. 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 almost 2 years ago 10,805 reads 14 comments

  12. 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 almost 2 years ago 15,610 reads 10 comments

  13. 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 almost 2 years ago 2,751 reads 12 comments

  14. 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...

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  15. 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 almost 2 years ago 19,401 reads 27 comments

  16. 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 almost 2 years ago 404 reads 134 comments

  17. 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 almost 2 years ago 13,222 reads 71 comments

  18. 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 almost 2 years ago 3,688 reads 22 comments

  19. 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 almost 2 years ago 4,277 reads 40 comments

  20. 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 almost 2 years ago 4,997 reads 6 comments

  21. 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 almost 2 years ago 17,022 reads 28 comments

  22. 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 almost 2 years ago 8,561 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 almost 2 years ago 804 reads 15 comments

  24. 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 almost 2 years ago 5,117 reads 4 comments

  25. 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 almost 2 years ago 790 reads 2 comments