1. 5 MLB Teams with Failing Offseason Grades After 2 Months of Moves

    It has been nearly two months since the MLB season ended, and general managers have been busy making moves and preparing their campaigns for the 2014 campaign...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 8 months ago 1,962 reads 8 comments

  2. 5 MLB Players Who Have Been Way Overpaid This Offseason

    At times, it seems as if the only way to score that major free-agent signing is to pay way more than the player's estimated value. This is an obvious consequence of the nature of the open market...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 9 months ago 2,249 reads 5 comments

  3. 5 MLB Teams That Can Avoid Taking Big Winter Meetings Risks

    Baseball's winter meetings provide opportunities for teams like the Seattle Mariners to make big changes and spend lots of money on brand-new superstars. For other teams, the meetings are not nearly as dramatic...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 9 months ago 3,395 reads 4 comments

  4. Ranking the 5 Most Shocking Winter Meetings Moves of the Last 5 Years

    Even though baseball season is technically off right now, there is something particularly exciting about the winter meetings...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 9 months ago 14,354 reads 12 comments

  5. 8 MLB Vets Who May Be Playing Their Last Season in 2014

    In 2013, we saw the final game of the greatest closer in baseball history. In 2014, there is no doubt that many other great players will see their final action on the major league diamond...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 9 months ago 6,694 reads 12 comments

  6. Elite Platoon Options to Fill in MLB Lineup Holes

    The biggest MLB stories of this winter will surround Robinson Cano and other blockbuster names. However, not every team needs to make that type of move...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 10 months ago 2,297 reads 3 comments

  7. 7 MLB Free Agents with the Most Insane Contract Demands

    Major League Baseball salaries are admittedly through the roof, but there are free agents each winter who surprise even me. You have to wonder why some players set their own values so high...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 10 months ago 5,101 reads 15 comments

  8. 5 MLB Teams That Will Be Better in 2014 Even Without a Big Offseason Move

    Over the winter, we will all sit on the edge of our seats and wait to see where major free agents like Robinson Cano will end up calling home. Understandably, some people will be disappointed...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 10 months ago 3,521 reads 5 comments

  9. 10 35-and-Older MLB Free Agents with Plenty Left in the Tank

    Baseball is a game of longevity. In contrast to basketball or football in particular, baseball players can play well into their 30s and have a great deal of success...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 10 months ago 2,244 reads 2 comments

  10. 10 Reasons MLB Fans Should Root for the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series

    I am a Philadelphia Phillies fan, so when the playoffs started, I decided that I would hope for either the Pittsburgh Pirates or the Tampa Bay Rays to come away with the championship...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 11 months ago 5,106 reads 16 comments

  11. Lineup, Rotation Changes LCS Teams Must Make to Turn Things Around

    As we are beginning to move towards those defining moments that will move two teams into the World Series, every manager is trying to make optimal decisions. Optimal decisions do not necessarily take things like popularity into consideration...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 11 months ago 495 reads 2 comments

  12. 12 Biggest Goats of the 2013 ALDS, NLDS

    Some players just have a hard time turning it on in the playoffs. Even though they might have had great regular seasons, the playoffs seem different, and that can be a major problem for their teams...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 11 months ago 6,763 reads 5 comments

  13. Cardinals vs. Pirates: Keys to Each Team Winning NLDS Game 3

    The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates seem to be relatively well-matched after the first two games of the NLDS . Each team has won a game by a decisive margin. In the game that each team won, their pitching looked excellent...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 11 months ago 2,068 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the 2013 Season

    The great Ted Williams said that the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball. How much harder than that is it to hit a baseball with such power that it flies hundreds of feet through the air? Exponentially harder, I imagine...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 11 months ago 4,432 reads 15 comments

  15. 10 MLB Players Who We're Watching for the Last Time

    The end of a baseball season oftentimes spells the end of fabulous careers. Players age and they inevitably move on from playing this beautiful game...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 12 months ago 2,128 reads 10 comments

  16. 5 MLB Call-Ups That Clearly Weren't Ready for 'The Show'

    September call-ups provide a window of opportunity for young players to put in an early reservation bid for the 25-man roster next season...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 12 months ago 1,554 reads 6 comments

  17. Stating the Case for Each Top 2013 MLB Manager of the Year Candidate

    While the players obviously receive most of the attention in the discussion regarding postseason awards, the Manager of the Year award is still a big deal and should actually feature a highly contested race this year...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 12 months ago 3,503 reads 11 comments

  18. Early Predictions for 2014 Free Agency's Biggest Spenders in MLB

    While most of us are watching the final stretch of the MLB season, I am sure that general managers are starting to draw up their budgets for the imminent free-agent class...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 11,398 reads 43 comments

  19. 4 MLB Teams That Are Getting Hot at the Right Time

    Momentum is important in Major League Baseball and the most important part of this season is starting to get into gear...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 7,086 reads 23 comments

  20. Ranking the Top 10 Starting Rotations of the Last 25 Years

    Baseball is definitely becoming a more offensively-minded game, but there is still a large role for the starting rotation. This group of five pitchers is responsible for neutralizing this growing threat for a majority of every game...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 21,761 reads 97 comments

  21. MLB Players with the Most 'Swag' on the Field

    Swag is one of the things that you either have or you don’t. It is kind of hard to define, but you absolutely know it when you see it...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 10,269 reads 50 comments

  22. 5 MLB Names Who Could Be Moved on Waivers

    Although the trade deadline technically has passed, there are plenty of players who might still be moved on waivers...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 12,851 reads 5 comments

  23. MLB Trade Rumors: Tracking All the Latest News

    With less than 10 days until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, the rumors are beginning to intensify. Those borderline contenders need to decide whether they will be buying or selling...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 7,944 reads 0 comments

  24. Odds of Struggling Preseason MLB Contenders Making Miracle Second-Half

    Now that the All-Star game is behind us, teams all over the league are getting ready for the final push. We are at that point in the season where there is plenty of time to get back ...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 555 reads 2 comments

  25. Top 10 MLB Superstars Who Have Played in the All-Star Futures Game

    It is kind of fun to use the rosters of the Futures Games kind of like you use those copies of the Baseball America Prospect Handbook that you bought so many years ago. You can see what happened and which players became what they should have become...

    Zak Schmoll Written by Zak Schmoll about 1 year ago 11,431 reads 12 comments