After having my dreams of being the starting center fielder for the New York Yankees dashed when every MLB team passed on me in the draft as a high school senior (It might have helped if I actually played baseball), I turned to a life of crime, leaping tall buildings in a single bound, a notable achievement for a vertically challenged individual like myself.

Wait, that's not right. That's not right at all.

A UMass Amherst graduate with a bachelor's degree (Journalism in the Digital Age), I have been covering Major League Baseball (primarily) for Bleacher Report since 2011. Now that I write that, it's been a long time, which just so happens to be opening line to Rakim's '97 classic titled..."It's Been a Long Time."

Follow me on Twitter @RickWeinerBR for my random insights into sports, music and to trade witty banter that, in retrospect, probably isn't all that witty.

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  • steve hollis posted 1607 days ago

    steve hollis

    Please check your Rotation Power Rankings. The Cards have the Indians rotation and notes listed instead of their own.

  • Fred Perry posted 2063 days ago

    Fred Perry

    Rick, the article you wrote about free agents not signing where you expect them to is great except for the fact that you confused Corey Seager with his brother Kyle. Kyle plays third base for the Mariners and Corey is a prospect for the Dodgers and is playing in the Arizona Fall League.

  • Scorched Earth posted 2071 days ago

    Scorched Earth

    Hello Rick,Big Fan of your articles,Do you believe that the Yankees are not going to go after any of the Big Free Agents this Offseason,I am not buying it,I think they are,There is no way in the world that the Yankees are going to stand pat after missing the Postseason for the 3rd time in 7 years.

  • Doug Channell posted 2155 days ago

    Doug Channell

    I’ve written a book for sports fans of all ages, entitled GeorgeAnn Baseball, that I'd like you to read!



  • Joel Reuter posted 2446 days ago

    Joel Reuter

    Congrats on the 1 million read month Rick, good stuff!

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  • Guy Newcomb posted 2490 days ago

    Guy Newcomb

    Rick could you contact me about an interview on Fox Sports Radio Affiliate Jock 98.7?

  • Kenny DeJohn posted 2625 days ago

    Kenny DeJohn

    Thanks for the compliment, Rick! I really appreciate it.

    And don't mention it on the Price piece. That was very well written and was about a subject that I personally agree with. Nobody should be above the game, especially the umps. They are there for one reason—to keep the game moving.

  • James Dean posted 2633 days ago

    James  Dean

    I miss you.