1. Tampa Bay vs. Boston: ALDS 2013 Position-by-Position Breakdown

    When the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox open play in the American League Division Series at 3:07 p.m. ET in Fenway Park on Friday, there will be no surprises in store for either side...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 6,196 reads 31 comments

  2. Tampa Bay vs. Cleveland: Keys to Each Team Winning the AL Wild Card Game

    Two teams that took drastically different paths to the same destination, Tampa Bay and Cleveland, will meet with their seasons on the line at Progressive Field in the American League Wild Card Game...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 1,912 reads 1 comments

  3. Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh: Keys to Each Team Winning the NL Wild Card Game

    Two teams—the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates—will enter PNC Park in the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 5,761 reads 12 comments

  4. Who Must Step Up for Dodgers to Replace Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier?

    If you're a believer in karma—and took issue with the impromptu pool party that the Los Angeles Dodgers threw at Chase Field after clinching the NL West—then perhaps ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 4,264 reads 5 comments

  5. Year-End Predictions for Every Major 2013 MLB Award Race

    The regular season has come to an end, and the playoffs are kicking into gear, which means one thing: baseball's award season is just around the corner...

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  6. Predicting a Potential Breakout Star for Every 2013 MLB Playoff Team

    Having a breakout season is incredibly difficult for most players to pull off. Doing so in the playoffs, where playing time is severely limited and the pressure is on, is almost unthinkable...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 1,215 reads 1 comments

  7. MLB Playoffs 2013: Teams Doomed for Early Postseason Exits

    You won't find a team in this year's MLB playoffs that believes it is doomed to fail. Each of the 10 participants in postseason baseball is a supremely confident squad that believes that it can beat anyone, anytime, anywhere...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 9,285 reads 8 comments

  8. Who's Hot, Who's Not in Crucial MLB Playoff Races

    Baseball's playoff races are scorching in both leagues with less than a week left in the 2013 MLB regular season. There are still a pair of divisions up for grabs and one game separating three teams for two AL wild-card berths...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 23,804 reads 32 comments

  9. Has Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown Chase Jeopardized Tigers' Season?

    Miguel Cabrera 's chase of the Triple Crown—and Detroit's decision to allow him to continue chasing it—may prove to be the final nail in what could be a very disappointing season for the Tigers and their rabid fanbase...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 4,321 reads 15 comments

  10. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Playoff Races, Week 25

    What a week. This is what baseball fans around the world were hoping for—that the last week of MLB 's regular season would be filled with drama and intrigue as multiple teams battle for a chance to play meaningful baseball in October...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 2,592 reads 1 comments

  11. Fantasy Baseball: Ranking Best Starting Pitcher Matchups for September 23-29

    It's been said that pitching wins championships—and that theory will be put to the test this week as fantasy teams look to jump over the last obstacle standing between you and a championship...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 2,700 reads 0 comments

  12. Updating MLB Records That Can Be Broken Before Season's End

    While they say that records are made to be broken, the number of all-time marks that fall—or that are danger of falling—in a given MLB regular season can usually be counted on one hand...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 5,465 reads 7 comments

  13. All 30 MLB Teams' Prospect of the Year for 2013

    With MLB 's award season just around the corner and the minor league postseason drawing to a close, now is as good a time as any to hand out our own awards: Prospect of the Year for each of baseball's 30 teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 28,671 reads 25 comments

  14. Ranking the 10 Greatest Moments of Todd Helton's Stellar MLB Career

    It's never easy to say goodbye to the good guys in sports, and with Todd Helton's announcement Saturday that he will be hanging up his cleats at the end of the season, baseball is most definitely losing one of its best...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 3,069 reads 8 comments

  15. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Playoff Races, Week 24

    Playoff races around baseball heated up yet again last week, with two divisions undergoing changes at the top of the standings and multiple teams still jockeying for position in each league's respective wild-card race...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 3,965 reads 6 comments

  16. Predicting Every 2013 Gold Glove Award Winner

    Few awards in baseball are as overlooked—and disrespected—as the Gold Glove. Its critics will claim that the award is meaningless, that defense cannot be evaluated by ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 months ago 19,165 reads 110 comments

  17. Ranking the Greatest All-Time MLB Playoff Race Moments

    Some of the most memorable moments in baseball history haven't come during the playoffs, they've come during the pennant races that teams must win to reach the promised land of the postseason...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 1,345 reads 1 comments

  18. MLB's Nightmare Scenario for 2013 Playoff Teams

    Even the commissioner of baseball and the powers that be in MLB have nightmares. While some of us wake up in a cold sweat at 3 a.m...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 2,917 reads 6 comments

  19. Evan Gattis Blasts MLB's Longest Home Run of 2013 off Cole Hamels

    It took nearly four months for someone to beat Mark Trumbo 's 475-foot blast as the longest home run of the 2013 regular season, a feat accomplished by Hunter Pence on Aug. 27 with a 476-foot shot off Colorado 's Chad Bettis ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 16,727 reads 7 comments

  20. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Playoff Races, Week 23

    Teams that find themselves in the thick of MLB playoff races at this point in the season can't help but feel pressure—pressure to win...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 1,151 reads 5 comments

  21. Predicting 5 Unexpected Heroes of the 2013 MLB Playoff Races

    September's playoff push has officially begun. And with two divisions still up for grabs and six teams in the mix for the two wild-card berths in the American League, the race to see ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 2,320 reads 4 comments

  22. 2013 MLB Studs Who Will Be Duds Down the Stretch

    If you take a look at the league leaders after the first month of the season and compare them with what they look like today, you'll see that success early in the year doesn't guarantee success down the stretch...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 679 reads 0 comments

  23. Each MLB Team's Best and Worst Buys of the 2013 Season

    No matter how much homework MLB front offices do on players around baseball, year after year, teams inevitably wind up with one newcomer that stands out above the rest—and ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 14,281 reads 21 comments

  24. 5 MLB Players Who Elevated Their Game in August

    The deeper we get into the regular season, the harder it becomes for players to elevate their games. Not only do months of wear and tear begin to take their toll on a player's ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 5,851 reads 19 comments

  25. Predicting 5 MLB Players Who Will Dominate Down the Stretch

    If MLB players were able to pick a time during the regular season that they would be able dominate the competition, down the stretch would be one of, if not the most, popular selection...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 7,965 reads 12 comments