1. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 7 News, Rumors and Speculation

    We've seen a handful of May trades completed in baseball, but the players involved—Jason Bourgeois, Jhoulys Chacin , Anthony Recker and Brendan Ryan—elicit about as much excitement from fans as a Jered Weaver fastball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 43,315 reads 69 comments

  2. The 2016 MLB All-Rookie Team at the Quarter-Season Mark

    While some of baseball's most highly touted prospects, such as the Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson and Washington Nationals' Lucas Giolito, have yet to make their regular-season debuts, ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 42,140 reads 71 comments

  3. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Biggest 2016 First-Quarter Breakouts

    Crazy as it sounds, we've nearly reached the first-quarter mark of baseball's regular season. It's still early, of course—we've got just over two weeks to go before Memorial ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 19,523 reads 55 comments

  4. 10 Young Players on the Verge of Making 2016 MLB Impact

    Youngsters making an impact in baseball is nothing new. They step into key roles on a yearly basis and make a significant impact for their respective teams and a name for themselves...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 59,123 reads 38 comments

  5. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 6 News, Rumors and Speculation

    There is no rule in baseball—unwritten or otherwise—that precludes two teams from making a trade before Memorial Day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 62,986 reads 83 comments

  6. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 5, Position by Position

    The only good duds are Milk Duds —and we're all out of those. Instead of filling our bellies with that delicious treat, we were forced to stomach some awful performances on ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 23,717 reads 19 comments

  7. Selecting MLB's All-Underrated Team of Hidden Stars

    Like unicorns, leprechauns and Mark Trumbo's plate discipline, underrated stars are supposed to be a myth. The term itself is contradictory: If someone is a star, they're both well-known and lauded for their talent in whatever field they're in...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 59,744 reads 125 comments

  8. 2016 Early-Season Approval Ratings for All 30 MLB Teams

    Contrary to the knee-jerk reactions we see after every half-inning, much less every game, one month does not guarantee success or failure in Major League Baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 28,753 reads 89 comments

  9. Stock Up, Stock Down on Values of MLB's Top Projected 2016 Trade Targets

    It's never too early to start thinking about trades. With the regular season's first month behind us and baseball's rumor mill well-rested after an offseason of activity, each passing ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 671 reads 0 comments

  10. Biggest MLB Duds of April 2016, Position by Position

    Baseball's regular season might be a marathon and not a sprint, but it seemed like we blew through April in record time, doesn't it? The players in this list might disagree with that sentiment...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 487 reads 0 comments

  11. End-of-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams to Start 2016

    The first semester of the 2016 regular season has come to an end, and report cards are heading home to each of baseball's 30 teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 94,932 reads 201 comments

  12. Ranking MLB's Most Impressive Top Prospects so Far in 2016

    We know what you're thinking: Here comes another prospects piece that's going to rehash the same old stuff about the same old prospects that we've been hearing about for way too long...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 58,232 reads 55 comments

  13. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 3, Position by Position

    The funk doesn't care about a player's salary, track record of success or stat line on the season. At some point over the course of a 162-game regular season, the funk pays a visit to every player in baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 478 reads 0 comments

  14. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Most Shocking Records After Week 3

    Last week , we said it was a fact that Minnesota wasn't as bad as its 0-9 record indicated. Lo and behold, the Twins have won five of their last seven games...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 735 reads 0 comments

  15. Assessing Legitimate MLB Contenders' Postseason Chances Early in 2016

    While the 2016 MLB regular season isn't yet one month old, it's never too early to jump to conclusions about the action we've seen unfold before us...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 37,553 reads 118 comments

  16. Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 62,199 reads 65 comments

  17. Early Winners, Losers of MLB's Biggest Offseason Trades

    While fans and pundits alike declare winners and losers of trades only seconds after they've been announced and before the players involved take the field for their new teams, it ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 439 reads 1 comments

  18. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Most Shocking 2016 Early-Season Records

    Normally, we play "Fact or Fiction" with the latest rumblings and speculation floating around Major League Baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 15,032 reads 55 comments

  19. Top Prospects Turning Heads After Minor League Season's Opening Week

    The minor league season may only be just over a week old, but there have already been a number of impressive performances put forth by some of baseball's most highly touted prospects...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 19,545 reads 13 comments

  20. Projecting Dark-Horse MLB Cy Young Candidates for the 2016 Season

    It's easy to dismiss a dark-horse candidate as a serious contender for one of baseball's individual awards until you realize that three of the past four Cy Young Award winners could reasonably fit under that umbrella...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 16,045 reads 39 comments

  21. Comparing 10 Hyped 2016 Rookies to a Current MLB Star

    It's always dangerous to compare a hyped-up rookie or a prospect who has yet to make his major league debut to a current MLB star, if for no other reason than those comparisons can be highly misconstrued...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 18,650 reads 37 comments

  22. Must-Watch Potential Breakout Stars for the 2016 MLB Season

    There are countless reasons why some players take time to finally reach their potential—to deliver that career-changing breakout season—but when they do, it's usually in a big way with big numbers and memorable moments...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 24,376 reads 41 comments

  23. Fact or Fiction on 2016 MLB Opening Day Instant Overreactions

    Baseball is back, and if the first two days of the 2016 regular season are any indication, fans are in for one heck of a year...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 20,676 reads 20 comments

  24. 2016 MLB Opening Day: Follow All the News, Results, Top Performances Live

    If the first act of MLB 's Opening Day festivities was any indication of what's to come, Act II, which gets underway Monday with a 12-game slate, is going to be full of memorable moments and keep us at the edge of our seats...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 14,690 reads 44 comments

  25. New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals Live Blog

    The last time we saw the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets playing meaningful baseball, a five-run 12th inning gave the Royals a 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the World Series, securing the team's first championship in 30 years...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 21,793 reads 131 comments