1. MLB Draft 2016: Ranking the Biggest Steals of Day 1

    By the time 10 p.m. ET rolled around, three of the top five steals on Day 1 of the 2016 MLB draft—players taken lower than expected—were position players. A half-hour later, only one remained...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 93,469 reads 59 comments

  2. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 10 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Baseball players are human beings, not cyborgs sent from the future to destroy Sarah Connor. As a result, they get injured—some more seriously than others—and it's ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 2,631 reads 2 comments

  3. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 9, Position by Position

    We're now officially two months into baseball's regular season, past the time when we can point at a player's lack of production and call it "early-season struggles," "rust" or whatever other excuse you can think of...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 11,156 reads 12 comments

  4. MLB's Biggest Trade Chips 2 Months from the 2016 Deadline

    It'd be easy to rattle off names like Jose Fernandez, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout as the biggest trade chips in baseball. It'd be just as easy to include top prospects like Washington's Lucas Giolito, Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow and Philadelphia's J...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 71,634 reads 102 comments

  5. Selecting the 2016 MLB All-Overpaid Team After 2 Months

    You don't have to be a professional athlete to be considered overpaid. Sadly, there are plenty of people across a wide spectrum of fields who aren't good at their jobs and don't deserve the gaudy salaries they collect...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 49,693 reads 66 comments

  6. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 9 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Is James Shields a member of the Chicago White Sox yet? Talk of the veteran hurler joining the American League Central contenders might be the juiciest rumor out there, but it's far from the only one...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 2,554 reads 0 comments

  7. Biggest MLB Duds of May 2016, Position by Position

    Aside from a few failed fireworks here and there, Memorial Day weekend tends to be devoid of duds. It's a time for family and friends to gather for the first official barbecues of the season, some frosty adult beverages and, of course, baseball...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 31,185 reads 32 comments

  8. Predicting the Top 10 MLB Players to Be Traded in 2016

    Predictions are a lot like trades. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't. But that doesn't stop teams from swinging deals or pundits and statisticians from predicting the future, so you can be sure it's not going to stop us, either...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 60,791 reads 99 comments

  9. Crucial MLB Questions Left Unanswered After Season's First 2 Months

    It seems as if Opening Day was only a few weeks ago, but here we sit, with Memorial Day fast approaching and nearly two months of baseball's regular season already behind us. Time flies, whether you're having fun or not...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 11,105 reads 41 comments

  10. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 8 News, Rumors and Speculation

    It's official: Baseball's rumor mill is back in business. We've seen a slew of rumors and speculation make the rounds over the past week, some of it driven by untimely injuries and some by a lack of production...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 6 months ago 68,678 reads 76 comments

  11. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 7, Position by Position

    And we're back! After taking last week off, B/R's All-Dud Team of the Week makes its triumphant return, and just in time. There were some truly awful performances put forth in the seventh week of the regular season...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 8,542 reads 16 comments

  12. Selecting the 2016 MLB 1st-Quarter All-Breakout Team

    There are countless reasons why some MLB players take time to finally reach their potential and deliver a breakout season. We're talking about the kind of campaign that makes us change the way we look at them...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 67,354 reads 102 comments

  13. MLB 'Contender or Pretender' Breakdown at the 2016 One-Quarter Mark

    It's time for America's favorite game show, "Contender or Pretender." OK, maybe it's not America's favorite game show, but we're still going to play, and you're invited to play along...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 7 months ago 94,086 reads 211 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 43,451 reads 69 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 42,670 reads 71 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 19,631 reads 54 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 59,406 reads 38 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 63,171 reads 83 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 23,732 reads 19 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 59,859 reads 125 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 29,066 reads 79 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 700 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 501 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 95,001 reads 201 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 61,050 reads 55 comments