1. 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 5 days ago 38,633 reads 141 comments

  2. 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 9 days ago 7,063 reads 13 comments

  3. 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 22 days ago 15,414 reads 27 comments

  4. 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 30 days ago 34,745 reads 50 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 68,898 reads 168 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 17,967 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 7,840 reads 14 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 17,180 reads 15 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 7,706 reads 9 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 30,138 reads 65 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 12,405 reads 11 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 11,344 reads 7 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 14,472 reads 13 comments

  14. 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 2 years ago 34,263 reads 6 comments

  15. 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 15,237 reads 52 comments

  16. 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 10,070 reads 11 comments

  17. 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 over 2 years ago 5,756 reads 57 comments

  18. 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 over 2 years ago 3,333 reads 14 comments

  19. 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 over 2 years ago 8,370 reads 59 comments

  20. 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 over 2 years ago 5,045 reads 15 comments

  21. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Hottest Updates on Josh Johnson and the Pitching Market

    The trade deadline is finally upon us and the pitching-market rumor mill is beginning to overflow. Some of the biggest names originally made available are off the table, with the ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 7,148 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB Trade Rumors: 9 Potential Deals That Would Be Lose-Lose for Both Teams

    With the trade deadline less than a week away, rumors have begun to overwhelm the baseball world with potential deals that would affect numerous teams...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 12,749 reads 12 comments

  23. MLB Trade Rumors: Justin Upton and 5 Under-25 Superstars Who Could Change Teams

    There are just two weeks until the trade deadline hits and the whispers about superstars who could change teams are getting louder and louder...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 3,043 reads 15 comments

  24. Amazing MLB Records That Could Be Broken This Year

    Every year in baseball there are some amazing stories that take place and records that fall. This year is no different...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 6,975 reads 36 comments

  25. MLB Trade Rumors: Re-Ranking Top 10 Impact Arms on the Market

    As we near the July 31 MLB trade deadline, there are pitchers on the market who are going to have a tremendous impact on the playoff races this season...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about over 2 years ago 12,538 reads 37 comments