1. Predicting Boston Red Sox Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox will roll into spring training with one of the best rosters in the league. That was assured when they went on a shopping spree during the winter meetings...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 days ago 6,517 reads 8 comments

  2. Predicting Chicago Cubs Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    For the first time since the 1909 season, the Chicago Cubs will carry the enormous target that comes with being the defending World Series champions...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 days ago 10,046 reads 33 comments

  3. Why the Home Run Has Lost Its Luster on the MLB Free-Agent Market

    Chicks, they tell us , dig the long ball. The question is, do MLB offseason shoppers? So far this winter, the answer has been a resounding "meh...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 12 days ago 16,345 reads 43 comments

  4. Colby Rasmus to Rays: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus reportedly agreed to sign with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 12 days ago 4,168 reads 8 comments

  5. Max Scherzer Injury: Nationals SP Suffers Stress Fracture in Knuckle

    Max Scherzer has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball over the last five years, but the Washington Nationals ace is on the mend after suffering a stress fracture ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 days ago 2,797 reads 3 comments

  6. MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 2nd Basemen to Watch

    The second base position has quickly become one of the deepest in baseball thanks to the emergence of a handful of new young stars and the sustained success of some veteran staples...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 13 days ago 36,808 reads 26 comments

  7. What Carlos Correa Must Do to Reach Superstar Offensive Potential in 2017

    The Houston Astros may have disappointed in 2016 after their big coming-out party in 2015, but don't worry. They could be a juggernaut in 2017 if everything goes right. That entails a lot of things, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 13 days ago 7,896 reads 14 comments

  8. Jordy Mercer Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates "had preliminary discussions about a contract extension" with shortstop Jordy Mercer, per Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review. Continue for updates. Deal Isn't 'Imminent' Sunday, Jan...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 1,089 reads 1 comments

  9. Fresh MLB Offseason Winners and Losers One Month from 2017 Spring Training

    With slightly more than a month remaining before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, there's theoretically time for every MLB team and unsigned free agent to rescue their offseason...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 13 days ago 56,191 reads 89 comments

  10. Manny Ramirez to Kochi Fighting Dogs: Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Former major league outfielder Manny Ramirez is set to lace up the cleats overseas. The Kochi Fighting Dogs—who play in Japan's independent Shikoku Island League—announced ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 13,538 reads 23 comments

  11. The One Area Every MLB Contender Must Still Improve Before 2017 Season

    Spring training is on the horizon —squint and you can see it through the winter haze. Still, every MLB contender has weaknesses to address before bats and balls start cracking and the smell of cut grass wafts on the breeze...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 15 days ago 73,573 reads 70 comments

  12. Jarrod Dyson to Mariners for Nathan Karns: Latest Trade Details, Reaction

    The Seattle Mariners made a move to upgrade their outfield Friday when they acquired Jarrod Dyson from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, according to the News Tribune 's Bob Dutton ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 15 days ago 14,820 reads 34 comments

  13. Seth Smith Traded to Orioles for Yovani Gallardo: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Seth Smith . The Orioles officially announced the deal on Twitter, also noting they sent cash considerations to the Mariners...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 15 days ago 10,867 reads 27 comments

  14. Luis Valbuena Reportedly Reaches Agreement with Angels

    Veteran infielder Luis Valbuena has reportedly found a new home with the Los Angeles Angels after slugging 66 home runs over the past four years, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Thursday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 15 days ago 11,049 reads 11 comments

  15. Would Bonds, Clemens Entry Open Up Hall of Fame Floodgates?

    How much juice can the National Baseball Hall of Fame hold? We're going to find out. The sea change in the voting for the Hall of Fame can't be ignored...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 6,886 reads 23 comments

  16. MLB Spring Training 2017: The 10 First Basemen to Watch

    Some of the league's most dynamic offensive players call first base home. Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo, Joey Votto and Freddie Freeman are all elite sluggers and true superstars...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 16 days ago 33,116 reads 16 comments

  17. Brandon Phillips Reportedly Blocked a Trade to Braves: Details, Reaction

    Brandon Phillips is apparently still not ready to leave the Cincinnati Reds. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , the second baseman used his no-trade clause to block a potential deal to the Atlanta Braves in November...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 16 days ago 18,012 reads 38 comments

  18. Edwin Encarnacion to Indians: Takeaways from DH's Introductory Press Conference

    The Cleveland Indians officially introduced prized free-agent signing Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday. Paul Hoynes of Cleveland...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 16 days ago 5,064 reads 8 comments

  19. Yankees' Next Big Moves Will Make or Break New Era's Future

    It's not easy to do what the New York Yankees have done. It's even tougher to do what they have to do next...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 17 days ago 37,883 reads 29 comments

  20. Ranking the 2016-17 MLB Offseason's 15 Largest Contracts from Worst to Best

    OK, so the 2016-2017 MLB offseason hasn't been the wild spending bonanza that last winter's offseason was. But as evidence that it hasn't been all bad, I submit 15 contracts worth at least $20 million ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 73,360 reads 63 comments

  21. Early Predictions for Top 2017 Spring Training Position Battles

    We're several cold, soggy weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. Baseball remains an abstraction —a distant, beautiful dream...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 17 days ago 28,451 reads 62 comments

  22. Tyson Ross Reportedly Signs with Texas Rangers

    Starting pitcher Tyson Ross was one of the marquee free agents remaining on the market, but he has reportedly found a new home. Continue for updates. Ross Reportedly Signs with Rangers Friday, Jan...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 17 days ago 4,480 reads 6 comments

  23. Chad Bettis Declared Cancer-Free After November Surgery

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis has been declared cancer-free after a November surgery removed a malignant testicle. "I'm feeling great. Got an early Christmas present. Doctor said I was cancer-free...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 17 days ago 176 reads 0 comments

  24. Bleacher Report's Updated Farm System Rankings at the Start of 2017

    We're still over a month away from pitchers and catchers making their way to sunny Arizona or Florida, and the hot stove has cooled considerably, so now seems like the perfect time for an updated look at how all 30 MLB farm system stack up...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 17 days ago 154,241 reads 119 comments

  25. New York Mets' Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post New Year

    Nobody's going to criticize the New York Mets for re-signing Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $110 million deal. Despite already having a full complement of outfielders under contract, Cespedes is unquestionably the key piece of the team's offense...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 18 days ago 14,905 reads 21 comments