1. World Baseball Classic 2013 Results: Pool 2's Biggest Stars, Goats

    Just like that, the 2013 World Baseball Classic has come down to four teams. We all expected that Japan would come out of Pool 1, and the two-time WBC champions are joined in ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 5,242 reads 1 comments

  2. 20 Predictions for the Second Half of MLB Spring Training 2013

    Amazingly enough, the 2013 MLB regular season starts in less than three weeks. Time flies when, well...time just flies...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 5,741 reads 15 comments

  3. The 1 Rookie on Every MLB Team to Watch in 2013

    Over the course of the 2012 season, 291 players—174 position players, 117 pitchers—made their major league debuts...

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  4. Gio Gonzalez and X-Factors for Team USA Winning 2013 World Baseball Classic

    It might be difficult for fans of USA Baseball, but I implore you: Please stop humming the theme song to Mighty Mouse in your head...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 6,848 reads 6 comments

  5. World Baseball Classic 2013: Full Pool 2 Preview, Predictions for Top Stars

    In the blink of an eye, the first round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic has come and gone. While the teams that comprised Pools A and B are already well into second-round action, ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 5,136 reads 1 comments

  6. Grading Early Performances of the 2013 World Baseball Classic's Top 25 Players

    Having major league talent on your roster doesn't assure a team of victory in the World Baseball Classic—j ust ask Miguel Cabrera and Team Venezuela, eliminated from advancing ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 10,341 reads 27 comments

  7. 10 Mid-Spring Training Flops We Should Already Be Worrying About

    Baseball is a fickle mistress. She doesn't care how much money a player makes, what the numbers on the back of his baseball card says or how many individual awards a player may have picked up along the way...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 4,831 reads 1 comments

  8. Biggest Takeaways from Week 2 of MLB Spring Training

    Just as MLB teams began to get comfortable and into a groove, along came the World Baseball Classic to interrupt spring training and take some of the best players in baseball out of exhibition games...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 13,438 reads 11 comments

  9. Yankees Would Be Foolish to Trade Assets to Replace Mark Teixeira

    Trading assets to replace Mark Teixeira's bat in the lineup is just about the last thing that New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman needs to consider. As reported by MLB ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 2,475 reads 12 comments

  10. Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic 2013: Schedule, Roster and Predictions

    After finishing the 2009 tournament in ninth place, the Dominican Republic heads into the 2013 World Baseball Classic looking for redemption...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 7,328 reads 0 comments

  11. How Giancarlo Stanton/Miguel Cabrera/Prince Fielder Trio Would Shake Up MLB

    Two groups of people have two totally opposite reactions to this headline. Fans of the Detroit Tigers immediately say "Yes, where do I sign up for this?!?!" Those who don't cheer ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 4,279 reads 39 comments

  12. Monumental Differences Between Today's Baseball Players and Those of Yesteryear

    You've heard the saying, "the more things change, the more they stay the same?" That doesn't apply here. While baseball has stood firm on many of its longstanding traditions and ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 5,341 reads 18 comments

  13. Biggest Winners and Losers of the First Week of Spring Training Games

    It is still too early for panic and gloating to enter the picture, yet the first week of spring training games has certainly opened some eyes...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 4,953 reads 8 comments

  14. 10 Early Breakout Stars of Spring Training

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: A largely unknown or inexperienced player puts up big numbers in spring training, gets fans excited...and is never heard from again during the subsequent regular season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 12,107 reads 15 comments

  15. Most Complete Player on Every MLB Team

    I'm not one to make promises that can't be kept, so with that in mind, I guarantee you two things: not every player on this list was his team's leader in WAR (we'll get to that in ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 13,762 reads 63 comments

  16. Fun Fan Giveaway Ideas for the 2013 MLB Season

    After a while, giveaways at the ballpark begin to get stale. You can only have so many magnetic calendars, bobbleheads and fatheads...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 2,653 reads 1 comments

  17. 5 Reasons Alfonso Soriano or Vernon Wells Trade Makes No Sense for the Yankees

    Losing Curtis Granderson for about 10 weeks with a fractured right forearm (via the YES Network's Jack Curry) is just about the last thing that the New York Yankees needed...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 1,870 reads 25 comments

  18. Players Who Changed Teams Who'll Be All-Stars in 2013

    Of the more than 100 players who switched teams this winter via free agency or trade, only a handful will find themselves seriously considered for a spot at the All-Star Game, held ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 1,872 reads 2 comments

  19. Yankees Prospects Who Are Ready Right Now to Replace Curtis Granderson

    Replacing the power that Curtis Granderson provided the New York Yankees simply isn't feasible—you don't replace someone who has gone deep 84 times over the past two years, especially not as spring training is getting underway...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 8,876 reads 42 comments

  20. Complete Guide to the 2013 World Baseball Classic

    If the incredibly diverse rosters around Major League Baseball weren't enough to convince people that America's pastime has worldwide appeal, the 2013 World Baseball Classic should do the trick...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 27,644 reads 16 comments

  21. Complete Tampa Bay Rays 2013 Season Preview

    Most teams would be thrilled to finish the season 18 games over .500. Not Tampa Bay, as Joe Maddon 's Rays finished third in both the AL East and the AL Wild Card race, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 3,618 reads 32 comments

  22. Worst Contracts in MLB History

    Owners around baseball continue to sign off on lucrative, multi-year deals for players for what amounts to a really expensive game of chicken...

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  23. Scrapheap Signings Who Actually Have a Shot at Opening Day Rosters

    Picking from the scrapheap in baseball is a lot like picking your nose—while you aren't entirely sure what's going to come out, you're fairly certain that it won't be pretty...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 years ago 855 reads 3 comments

  24. 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 2 years ago 5,950 reads 12 comments

  25. 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 2 years ago 8,956 reads 46 comments