1. Inside the Royals' New-Age 'Nasty Boys,' the Best-Ever Modern-Day Bullpen

    KANSAS CITY — Worst sound for opposing hitters? The Kansas City Royals ' bullpen gate swinging open. It is the sound of the chainsaw firing up in the bloodiest horror flick you've ever seen...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 27,645 reads 25 comments

  2. 10 Crucial Stats That Project the 2014 World Series Champion

    You can’t predict baseball, they say. Yet, when it comes to the postseason, that’s exactly what we attempt to do, using any relevant statistic, trend or storyline to contextualize individual performances and head-to-head matchups...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 7,116 reads 2 comments

  3. Handicapping the 2014 World Series Most Valuable Player Odds

    The 2014 World Series is finally set to get underway, with Game 1 scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 6,729 reads 8 comments

  4. S.F. Giants vs. K.C. Royals: Keys for Each Team to Win the World Series

    After four long days of waiting, the World Series finally is here. The Kansas City Royals host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 at 8 p.m. ET...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 4,628 reads 1 comments

  5. 10 X-Factors That Will Decide Who Wins the 2014 World Series

    Baseball fans, the wait is almost over. After both the American League Championship Series and the National League Championship Series wrapped up quickly, we've endured a lengthy layoff before the start of the World Series...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 7 months ago 5,648 reads 17 comments

  6. World Series Schedule: TV Info, Championship Dates and More

    After a bevy of wild twists and turns throughout the 2014 MLB postseason, it's only fitting that two previously unexpected World Series contenders—the Kansas City Royals and ...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 7 months ago 5,947 reads 1 comments

  7. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+9): Who Has Edge in Giants-Royals World Series?

    KANSAS CITY — Matching 'em up, from top to bottom, left to right, north to south and right-side-up to upside-down: The teams, the cities, the drama. First pitch, Tuesday night at 8:07 p...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 months ago 59,813 reads 175 comments

  8. The Biggest Must-Follow Storylines of the Upcoming 2014 World Series

    The 2014 World Series is yet to begin, but it's already rich with storylines. On Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, the wild-card winners from each league, ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 12,862 reads 12 comments

  9. World Series 2014: Full TV Schedule and Predictions for Giants vs. Royals

    Since April, every MLB team has fought to make it to the pinnacle of sport. The 2014 World Series is just days away, and two surprising teams have made it to the Fall Classic...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 7 months ago 5,407 reads 0 comments

  10. Biggest Takeaways from 2014 ALCS, NLCS Action

    With both the American League and National League Championship Series matchups wrapping up quickly, the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants both have some downtime now before the World Series gets underway Tuesday night...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 7 months ago 8,159 reads 27 comments

  11. Bleacher Report's 2014 League Championship Series Awards

    The ultimate goal of Major League Baseball's postseason is to win the World Series and the Commissioner's Trophy that comes with the title as a tangible representation of being the last team standing...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 18,672 reads 28 comments

  12. The Greatest Series-Clinching Home Runs in MLB Postseason History

    Travis Ishikawa became a postseason hero on Thursday with his walk-off home run against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 19,656 reads 37 comments

  13. What Do NLCS Mistakes Mean for Mike Matheny's Future as Cardinals Manager?

    The St. Louis Cardinals didn't lose the National League Championship Series because of Mike Matheny . But the manager didn't exactly do the greatest job of preventing his club ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 11,366 reads 32 comments

  14. MLB Playoffs 2014: World Series Predictions for Giants vs. Royals

    After all of the twists and turns we experience throughout the 2014 MLB playoffs, it's only fitting that two wild-card teams are set to face off in the World Series...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 7 months ago 7,442 reads 2 comments

  15. World Series 2014: Full Schedule and Players Who Will Decide MLB Championship

    If we've learned anything about Major League Baseball in October, it's to expect the unexpected. After all, neither the Kansas City Royals nor the San Francisco Giants were really ...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 7 months ago 5,774 reads 0 comments

  16. Updated 'Clutch Meter' Readings for 2014 MLB Postseason's Biggest Stars of LCS

    The MLB postseason is where a player's abilities in the clutch really come to the forefront and when a team's high-priced stars are asked to earn their hefty contracts...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 7 months ago 267 reads 0 comments

  17. Underperforming Postseason Stars Who Have to Step Up Before It's Too Late

    The San Francisco Giants are World Series-bound for the third time in the last five years after knocking off the St. Louis Cardinals in five games to clinch the National League Championship Series...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 13,716 reads 6 comments

  18. Ranking the 15 Greatest MLB Postseason Heroes of the 21st Century

    From Derek Jeter to Curt Schilling to David Ortiz, there are certain big leaguers who just own October. Those players not only led their clubs to World Series titles, but also landed ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 7 months ago 5,830 reads 23 comments

  19. Despite Tough NLCS Exit, Cardinals Have Youth, Veteran Core to Keep Coming Back

    The St. Louis Cardinals ’ World Series aspirations were dashed Thursday with one swing of the bat, as Travis Ishikawa ’s three-run, walk-off home run in Game 5 of the ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 10,064 reads 33 comments

  20. Unsung Heroes Power Up in Time to Launch Giants Into World Series

    The fact that Travis Ishikawa, a no-name journeyman first baseman who was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates in early April and spent nearly all of 2014 at Triple-A, has been starting ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 38,897 reads 30 comments

  21. Madison Bumgarner Named MVP of NLCS: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Travis Ishikawa may be remembered as the hero after his game-winning, three-run homer to send the San Francisco Giants to the World Series, but Madison Bumgarner gave him the chance...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 7 months ago 3,498 reads 10 comments

  22. Ranking the 10 Most Unforgettable Moments from the 2014 MLB Postseason Thus Far

    Postseason baseball often provides its fans with some of the most memorable moments in all of sports. With the World Series on the horizon, the 2014 MLB postseason has already exceeded expectations in the drama department...

    Luke Strickland Written by Luke Strickland about 7 months ago 249 reads 0 comments

  23. Giants Clinch 2014 World Series Berth: Celebration Highlights, Twitter Reaction

    The San Francisco Giants rallied late to punch a ticket to the World Series in Thursday's 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, closing out the National League Championship Series in five games...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 7 months ago 14,526 reads 9 comments

  24. MLB Playoffs 2014: Day 13 Schedule and Updated NLCS Predictions

    The San Francisco Giants remained red hot on Wednesday, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 and taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 7 months ago 2,014 reads 0 comments

  25. Biggest MLB Trade Rumors with B/R's Scott Miller

    With the World Series right around the corner, baseball's offseason is slowly creeping into the picture. The hot stove will soon start perking up, which means some players will be moved...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 7 months ago 19,989 reads 11 comments