1. Tampa Bay Rays: The Not-so-Curious Case of Desmond Jennings

    Desmond Jennings was a key catalyst in sneaking the Rays into the playoffs last year, but carrying that success over to this year has not been easy. In 2011, Jennings finished with a ...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 2 years ago 683 reads 1 comments

  2. Washington Nationals: Sending Bryce Harper to Triple-A Was the Right Decision

    The Washington Nationals made the only decision by sending Bryce Harper to Triple-A . Actually, I take that back—the other decision could have been sending him to Double-A...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 2 years ago 434 reads 1 comments

  3. Prince Fielder Guarantees the Detroit Tigers Another AL Central Championship

    The Detroit Tigers arguably have two of the top 10 hitters in baseball after signing Prince Fielder . They certainly have one of the top 10 left-handed hitters, and one of the top 10 right-handed hitters...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about almost 3 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  4. MLB Trade Rumors: ESPN Reports Mets Open to Deal Everyone Except David Wright

    ESPN.com's rumor central has reported that the Mets will listen to offers for anyone on the team, except David Wright. This seems like a reasonable position by the Mets front office...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about almost 3 years ago 1,278 reads 11 comments

  5. Phillies' Deal with Jonathan Papelbon Exemplifies Overvaluing of Closers

    If baseball is all about winning games, then the closers market in Major League Baseball has lost its bearing completely. Jonathan Papelbon 's four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies is a prime example of this...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about almost 3 years ago 556 reads 6 comments

  6. The Boston Red Sox Should Make Daniel Bard a Starter

    Daniel Bard was the 28th pick in the 2006 MLB draft as a starting pitcher. His North Carolina teammate, fellow starter Andrew Miller, was the sixth pick of the draft that year...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about almost 3 years ago 716 reads 33 comments

  7. MLB Free Agents: What Is the Market for the Mets' Jose Reyes?

    Sandy Alderson is letting the market come to Jose Reyes . He's not creating it. He almost seems indifferent, possibly hopeful, the Mets don't end up with Reyes next year. But, his strategy seems sound in light of what the market could be for Reyes...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about almost 3 years ago 653 reads 5 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Rays Defeat Texas Rangers 9-0 in Game 1: The Reasons the Rays Won

    The Rays won a crucial Game 1 of the ALDS versus the Rangers . This puts the Rays in the driver's seat of this series as they beat Rangers ace C.J. Wilson while throwing out their emergency starter, 22-year-old Matt Moore...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about 3 years ago 123 reads 0 comments

  9. Matt Moore to Start Game 1 of the ALDS for the Rays Against C.J. Wilson

    The Tampa Bay Rays gave it all they had to get into the playoffs, starting their three aces, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson, and David Price in the final three games against the Yankees ...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about 3 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  10. 5 Teams That May Overpay for C.J. Wilson

    C.J. Wilson will be the top pitcher in the free agent market this offseason. Sure, C.C. Sabathia can—and likely will—opt-out of of his contract with the Yankees , but ...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about 3 years ago 2,440 reads 6 comments

  11. The New York Yankees vs. LA Angels Series Holds World Series Implications

    The Los Angeles Angels head into New York to start a three games series tonight. The Angels and the Yankees both find themselves 1 1/2 games out of first place in the AL West and AL East, respectively...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about 3 years ago 185 reads 1 comments

  12. MLB Trade Speculation: Power Ranking New York Mets' 5 Most Likely Trade Chips

    The Mets continue to be on the cusp of playoff contention, but so far they have failed to prove that they can sustain success and get above .500...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 2,674 reads 10 comments

  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Felix Hernandez and Other Rumors You Shouldn't Believe

    The playoff race is packed tight this year, meaning there will be more teams looking to trade for help at the deadline in order to make a playoff a push. As the trade deadline approaches, rumors will become more numerous and more ridiculous...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 2,192 reads 1 comments

  14. MLB Trade Speculation: Would the Yankees Deal for Mets' Francisco Rodriguez?

    The injuries to Rafael Soriano and Joba Chamberlain have left the Yankees in need of bullpen pitching...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 444 reads 1 comments

  15. An Embarrassment of Riches: The Texas Rangers' Fountain of Pitching

    The Texas Rangers are currently one of the best teams in the league, but what is even scarier is how good they will be in the future. A brief glance at the organization's minor league talent makes one realize this...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 361 reads 0 comments

  16. David Wright: 5 Possible Trade Destinations If Mets Keep Jose Reyes Instead

    The recent report that the Mets may try to trade David Wright and keep Jose Reyes has caught many people off guard. I think it's time for Wright and the Mets to part ways. I also believe keeping Reyes is crucial for the Mets ...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 1,804 reads 7 comments

  17. San Francisco Giants: Brian Sabean's Shameful Comments Are Fueled by Greed

    I would like to make a brief remark on Brian Sabean 's comments about the recent home-plate collision that left Buster Posey injured. The comments by Sabean were pitiful and uncalled for...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 1,019 reads 19 comments

  18. New York Mets Draft Preview, Part 2: The Pitchers

    In this second part of the Mets draft preview, I'll highlight five pitchers the Mets may consider taking with the 13th pick in the MLB draft, next Monday, June 6th. In the first part I highlighted five hitters ...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 440 reads 0 comments

  19. New York Mets Draft Preview Part 1: The Hitters

    The MLB draft can be unpredictable. At the top, the best prospects are usually are drafted in order of their talent...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 442 reads 0 comments

  20. A Needed Utility: What Justin Turner Can Provide the New York Mets

    Justin Turner has excelled for the Mets since they scrapped the Brad Emaus experiment. He has showcased his abilities even more since David Wright has went down with injury, filling in nicely at third base...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 122 reads 2 comments

  21. Johan Santana and 5 Players the Mets Need to Be in the Playoff Race in September

    The Mets are not as talented as the Phillies and the Braves , but that doesn't mean the NL East is out of their reach. Look at the Florida Marlins , the Mets are arguably more talented than they are...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 375 reads 3 comments

  22. 'B' Is for Banuelos: Is Manny Banuelos the Yankees Plan for Making the Playoffs?

    The pitching staff of the New York Yankees was not quite a question mark heading into the year. And, even despite the loss of Phil Hughes, the Yankees pitching has been bolstered ...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 155 reads 3 comments

  23. Matt Garza: The Best Move for the Chicago Cubs—And Any MLB Team

    The Cubs are barren of pitching. This is why they traded for Matt Garza this offseason. Their starting pitching staff is one of the worst in the league, even with him this year...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 494 reads 3 comments

  24. Tampa Bay Rays: Tim Beckham's Hot Start in 2011 Earns Him Re-Consideration

    The Rays had the number one pick in the 2008 draft. They were considering two players with the pick that year: Tim Beckham and Buster Posey...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 421 reads 0 comments

  25. Bryce Harper: In a Class of His Own? Not so Fast

    Bryce Harper has achieved a status all of his own since he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a high school junior. Harper has not disappointed in meeting his high expectation thus far (...

    Chris Rinaldi Written by Chris Rinaldi about over 3 years ago 321 reads 0 comments