1. 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 7 months ago 482 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 8 months ago 854 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 37,597 reads 118 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 62,801 reads 65 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 455 reads 1 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 15,063 reads 55 comments

  7. 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 8 months ago 19,757 reads 12 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 16,200 reads 36 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 18,944 reads 37 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 24,542 reads 41 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 20,688 reads 20 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 14,706 reads 44 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 21,851 reads 130 comments

  14. MLB 2021: Who Will Be the Superstars of Baseball in 5 Years?

    Imagine, if you will, that the year is 2021. Suspected performance-enhancing-drug cheats still haven't gained entry into the Hall of Fame, but the Tampa Bay Rays have relocated to ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 67,225 reads 163 comments

  15. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 7

    The countdown to Opening Day is down to mere days, and with each passing hour, the anticipation and excitement for the return of meaningful baseball only grows. That anticipation doesn't just lie with fans, either...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 19,009 reads 61 comments

  16. Win-Win Trade Ideas for MLB Teams Heading into the 2016 Season

    With Opening Day rapidly approaching, MLB teams are beginning to scramble in an attempt to shore up whatever weak spots may exist on their respective rosters, with one eye on the waiver wire and the other on the trade market...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 33,909 reads 36 comments

  17. MLB Players Who Will Blossom into Superstars in 2016

    The term "superstar" gets thrown around way too liberally these days. It should be reserved for a select few players who not only impact the game in multiple ways, but also have something ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 49,920 reads 57 comments

  18. Updating 2016 MLB Contenders' Biggest Needs as Spring Training Winds Down

    Spring training not only serves as training camp for MLB teams, but it provides general managers and coaching staffs the chance to evaluate their rosters and address any areas of need before the end of camp...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 29,949 reads 61 comments

  19. Fantasy Baseball 2016 Sleepers: Ranking the Top 20 Last-Minute Names to Know

    Your fantasy baseball draft is quickly approaching its third hour, and while all the preparation you went through has paid off—you're pretty happy with the core of your team—you're at a loss as to who to take in the final few rounds...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 months ago 33,127 reads 4 comments

  20. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 6

    We've reached the point in spring training when teams begin to get down to the nitty-gritty, shipping prospects back to minor league camp and letting veterans in camp on minor league ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 21,989 reads 39 comments

  21. Ranking the 15 Most Exciting MLB Rookies to Watch in 2016

    Few things get baseball fans more excited than the prospect of, well, prospects. Last season gave us Kris Bryant. Carlos Correa. Francisco Lindor, Miguel Sano and Noah Syndergaard...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 39,515 reads 38 comments

  22. Spring Training Stars It's Not Too Early to Hype for 2016

    We've been told for years that spring training stats don't matter, that buying in to the hype they produce only leads to disappointment once the regular season gets underway. More often than not, that tends to be the case...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 13,854 reads 9 comments

  23. Picking the 2016 Mid-Spring Training All-Overachiever Team

    Gaudy spring training statistics are like finding the car of your dreams at an absurdly low price. Everything looks great until you pop the hood and find an empty void where the engine should be...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 48,335 reads 32 comments

  24. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Hottest 2016 Spring Training Buzz, Week 5

    It seems as if spring training has only just begun, but in less than 20 days—17 to be exact—teams will step on the field to play the first meaningful baseball of 2016...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 28,354 reads 30 comments

  25. All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Surprise, Disappointment at Spring's Midway Point

    With the halfway point of spring training upon us, the time to take a look around baseball at each team's most pleasant surprises and biggest disappointments has arrived...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 65,044 reads 41 comments