1. Los Angeles Angels Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Despite posting the best record in baseball (98-64), and the third-best mark in franchise history, the Los Angeles Angels were unable to deliver on that regular-season success, getting ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 15,567 reads 6 comments

  2. Kansas City Royals Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    For as disappointed as Kansas City is that the Kansas City Royals fell short in their quest for the franchise's first World Series crown in 29 years, fans should be proud of the ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 7,910 reads 4 comments

  3. Houston Astros Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    While 2014 wasn't a banner year for Houston, the Astros showed significant improvement on the field, winning 70 games and not finishing in last place for the first time since 2010...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 7,430 reads 6 comments

  4. Detroit Tigers Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Another division title, another disappointing showing in the playoffs for the Detroit Tigers . Not even the additions of former AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and All-Star ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 12,836 reads 8 comments

  5. Cleveland Indians Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    A late-season surge propelled the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs in 2013, and the Tribe tried to follow that same formula again last season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 9,336 reads 3 comments

  6. Chicago White Sox Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Progress was made on the South Side of Chicago in 2014, with the White Sox posting a 10-game improvement in their record (73-89) over their results in 2013...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 8,068 reads 2 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Watching a team go from first to worst is never easy—and it's all the more painful when that team happens to be the defending world champion...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 72,312 reads 28 comments

  8. Baltimore Orioles Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

    Despite winning the franchise's first AL East crown since 1997—and doing so in convincing fashion, a dozen games ahead of the second-place New York Yankees —the 2014 season ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 13,513 reads 3 comments

  9. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the San Francisco Giants

    Thanks to Madison Bumgarner's left arm, some timely hitting and superb defense, the San Francisco Giants have become baseball's newest dynasty, besting the Kansas City Royals in ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 30,522 reads 48 comments

  10. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Kansas City Royals

    When the Kansas City traded a package of talent, including top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, to the Tampa Bay Rays for James Shields before the 2013 season, the Royals ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 16,692 reads 7 comments

  11. Large MLB Contracts That Could Still Be Moved in Offseason Trades

    When it comes to contracts in baseball, the general rule of thumb is that the larger the deal, the more difficult it is to move the player attached to it...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 14,402 reads 27 comments

  12. Trust Ratings for Every 2014 World Series Late-Inning Pitcher

    The trust that a player builds with his teammates and manager over the course of baseball's regular season is, unquestionably, a vital part of any team's success. If there's no trust, there's no success—and there's certainly no deep playoff run...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 2,218 reads 3 comments

  13. Ranking the 10 Most Unlikely World Series Runs in MLB History

    If baseball has taught us anything over the years, it's that reaching the World Series isn't necessarily about having the most talented roster or the highest payroll in the game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 15,040 reads 32 comments

  14. World Series 2014: Step-by-Step Guide for San Francisco to Win the Series

    San Francisco sits on the cusp of baseball immortality, four games away from officially becoming baseball's next dynasty. That's what happens when you win three World Series crowns in a five-year span...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 2,481 reads 0 comments

  15. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the St. Louis Cardinals

    Some in St. Louis will call for manager Mike Matheny's head after the Cardinals fell to the San Francisco Giants in five games in the National League Championship Series...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 4,234 reads 1 comments

  16. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Baltimore Orioles

    Sometimes, the baseball gods just don't smile down upon you. Such is the situation that the Baltimore Orioles found themselves in during the ALCS against Kansas City , swept by the upstart wild-card club in four games...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 12,941 reads 4 comments

  17. MLB Trade Speculation: MLB Stars Who Could Be Trade Bait

    No team in baseball likes to trade a star-caliber player, whether it be an established veteran or a burgeoning youngster just beginning to blossom...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 17,136 reads 22 comments

  18. Ranking the Top 20 Players Active in the 2014 League Championship Series

    If, for some reason, you've yet to tune in to any of the action going on in the MLB playoffs this month, do yourself a favor and make it a point to tune in to Game 3 of the League Championship Series in both the Junior and Senior Circuit...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 18,962 reads 8 comments

  19. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Washington Nationals

    For the second time in three years, the Washington Nationals can call themselves division champions and nothing more, having been knocked out in the division series once again...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 2 months ago 9,574 reads 8 comments

  20. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Los Angeles Angels

    While the Los Angeles Angels' collapse didn't last two-plus months like the one that crippled the Oakland A's did, the end result is the same: Both AL West powers are out of the playoff picture courtesy of the upstart Kansas City Royals ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 4,065 reads 27 comments

  21. Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers: Keys for Each Team to Win ALDS Game 3

    Since 2009, the team that won Game 1 of the ALDS has gone on to win the series at an 80 percent clip. Only twice—in 2011—has the team that lost the series opener come back to advance to the ALCS...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 5,450 reads 9 comments

  22. Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals: Keys for Each Team to Win ALDS Game 1

    Game 1 of a five-game series may not seem like a must-win game, but when it comes to the American League Division Series, you'd best believe that the opening game is perhaps the most important of the series...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 6,918 reads 3 comments

  23. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Sadly, the 13th month on the calendar— Buctober —came to an end before it ever really had a chance to begin...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 14,515 reads 14 comments

  24. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Oakland Athletics

    The collapse is complete. "Did you miss the entire A's regular season? Tonight's game is an encapsulated version," the San Francisco Chronicle 's Susan Slusser tweeted—and she's absolutely right...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 133 reads 8 comments

  25. Top Regular-Season Moment for Each Playoff Team

    For all the hope and optimism that each of baseball's 30 teams had entering the regular season, only 10 remain standing at the end with the dream of being called world champions still very much alive...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 3 months ago 16,677 reads 16 comments