1. 5 MLB Players Who Have to Get off to a Hot Start in Spring Games

    March has arrived! For the first time since Madison Bumgarner's October heroics, we're going to have some live baseball games this week...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 4 months ago 22,868 reads 57 comments

  2. Promising MLB Spring Training Storylines That Will End Poorly

    Now that pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training, we're slowly but surely leaving the rumor mill behind and entering the heaven that is the 2015 season...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 4 months ago 15,959 reads 39 comments

  3. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 15

    The MLB season is right around the corner. Most, if not all, of the questions we entered this offseason with have been answered. With James Shields signing with the San Diego Padres, all of the biggest free agents have now signed with new teams...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 5 months ago 13,273 reads 10 comments

  4. Fading MLB Stars Who Are Still Crucial Pieces of 2015 Contenders

    How does one define a baseball player's peak? There are multiple opinions out there if you're looking for an in-depth analysis, and some even believe that there aren't peak years at all...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 5 months ago 18,078 reads 50 comments

  5. MLB Teams That Have Quietly Taken Step Forward This Offseason

    ESPN's David Schoenfield provided a great list of surprise Major League Baseball teams over the last decade that went from finishing under .500 to making the playoffs the following season...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 5 months ago 16,569 reads 32 comments

  6. Highlighting MLB's Most Deadly Lineups 1 Month from Spring Training

    In collecting this slideshow, I found that roster construction gave half of the teams eligible a distinct advantage over the other half. Take David Ortiz away from the Boston Red Sox...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 6 months ago 41,028 reads 145 comments

  7. MLB Stars Whose Health Will Directly Determine 2015 Playoff Races

    Whether it's an aging star who's breaking down or a superstar who's recovering from an offseason surgery, just about every team in the league already has health concerns. The list of big-name stars goes on and on...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 6 months ago 7,113 reads 13 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Players on the Free-Agent Market as the New Year Begins

    It's not very often that the best free agents of the offseason are some of the last to sign, but that may be the case this season with Max Scherzer and James Shields ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 6 months ago 15,426 reads 27 comments

  9. Once-Promising MLB Offseasons That Are Fading Fast

    For many MLB teams, the offseason doesn't begin until the new year. Clubs such as the San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox have been aggressive from the beginning and have made drastic improvements to their rosters...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 6 months ago 34,758 reads 50 comments

  10. Updated Chances for Cole Hamels' Suitors, Potential Trade Packages to Land Him

    The Phillies are "trying to blow up" their roster, per Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly , and GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said, "We’re open to talk about anybody...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 months ago 69,067 reads 168 comments

  11. MLB Players with Big Opportunities Opened Up After Early Offseason Moves

    After one of the wildest weeks in recent memory, the MLB winter meetings are over. As the sports reporters recover, we look at the new opportunities that have opened up following the various trades and signings made so far this offseason...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 months ago 17,985 reads 27 comments

  12. MLB Injury Recoveries More Crucial to Teams Than a Big Offseason Move

    With the winter meetings starting this Sunday, December 7 , we will be seeing a lot of rumors and transactions across the league, but for some teams, the most important updates will come off the field...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 months ago 7,851 reads 14 comments

  13. 8 Best Values Still Available on the 2014-2015 MLB Free Agent Market

    Risk versus reward. My definition of "value" is based on two simple things: what will a player cost your team versus what will the player provide on the field...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 7 months ago 17,224 reads 15 comments

  14. Ranking the Most Overpriced Assets on the MLB Offseason Trade Market

    There are five main negatives I looked at for a player to qualify for this list: age, injury history, current contract, rumored acquisition cost and opportunity cost...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 months ago 7,711 reads 9 comments

  15. Re-Ranking Top MLB Trade Chips Available on the Market Post-GM Meetings

    The general managers meetings are typically a preface to the winter meetings in that a lot of rumors are discussed and big names are tossed around, but not a lot of deals are ultimately reached...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 months ago 30,174 reads 65 comments

  16. Predicting the Most Hotly Coveted 2014-2015 MLB Free Agents

    The offseason has officially started, and the rumor mill is getting hot. There are a few names, Russell Martin and Yasmany Tomas in particular, who have gotten the most buzz thus ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 months ago 12,417 reads 11 comments

  17. Selecting the High-Risk, High-Reward MLB Free-Agent Team

    My colleague, Matthew Smith, ranked the top 50 free agents available this offseason and is tracking the latest rumors and signings...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 months ago 11,354 reads 7 comments

  18. Predicting the 2014 All-Overpaid MLB Free-Agent Team

    As the San Francisco Giants continue their charge toward the strangest dynasty in MLB history , we inch closer to the beginning of the offseason...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 months ago 14,483 reads 13 comments

  19. World Series 2012 Game 4: Live Score for San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers

    2012 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS GIANTS BEAT TIGERS 4-3 IN 10 INNINGS W: Santiago Casilla L: Phil Coke S: Sergio Romo Scherzer: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 90 Pitches Smyly: 0...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 34,309 reads 6 comments

  20. 2012 NLCS: Complete Breakdown of St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants

    This year's National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals is going to have one prevailing theme. A never-say-die attitude...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 15,245 reads 52 comments

  21. Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants Game 2: Live Score, NLDS Analysis

    The National League Division Series continues tonight after an adventurous Game 1 where the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 despite losing starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to back spasms after just eight pitches...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 10,072 reads 11 comments

  22. Power Ranking the Next Generation of Baseball Stars

    The next generation of baseball has never looked so bright. For as long as I can remember there has not been a season like this in which so many young players have dominated the game...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about almost 3 years ago 5,760 reads 57 comments

  23. MLB's Hardest Places to Play During the Dog Days of Summer

    As we head into the dog days of summer and the smell of the playoffs permeates the air, fans get more into each home game and certain places get harder to play...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about almost 3 years ago 3,355 reads 14 comments

  24. 10 MLB Teams About to Lose All of Their Fan Support to City's NFL Team

    The NFL preseason is in full swing, and as MLB teams fall further out of contention, their fan support will quickly shift to the NFL team in their area...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about almost 3 years ago 8,376 reads 59 comments

  25. 10 MLB Prospects Ready to Help Contenders Make a Playoff Push

    Now that the MLB trade deadline has come and gone, the best resource for contending teams to add to their clubs for the playoff push are the prospects in their farm systems...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about almost 3 years ago 5,046 reads 15 comments