Bleacher Report - MLB http://bleacherreport.com/ Bleacher Report MLB en-us 30 Breaking Down the Cubs' Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses of the 2014 Season Jason S. Parini A dozen games into the 2014 MLB season, the Chicago Cubs find themselves heading into Yankee Stadium with a 4-8 record and a 3-6 record against division rivals. Surprising? Not so much...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2026226-breaking-down-the-cubs-biggest-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-the-2014-season">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:09:22 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2026226-breaking-down-the-cubs-biggest-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-the-2014-season http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2026226-breaking-down-the-cubs-biggest-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-the-2014-season http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2026226-breaking-down-the-cubs-biggest-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-the-2014-season Why Stephen Strasburg Is Being Passed Up by MLB's Other Young Aces Jason Catania Remember when Stephen Strasburg was The Next Big Thing in Pitching? The way the Washington Nationals right-hander is throwing these days, it's getting harder and harder to recall such a time, even though it wasn't all that long ago...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030253-why-stephen-strasburg-is-being-passed-up-by-mlbs-other-young-aces">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:02:17 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030253-why-stephen-strasburg-is-being-passed-up-by-mlbs-other-young-aces http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030253-why-stephen-strasburg-is-being-passed-up-by-mlbs-other-young-aces http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030253-why-stephen-strasburg-is-being-passed-up-by-mlbs-other-young-aces 5 Boston Red Sox Fantasy Baseball Sleepers to Watch in 2014 Peter Panacy Two weeks have passed in most fantasy baseball leagues and, like most owners, you are probably starting to wonder just how your team will pan out after the start to the MLB 2014 season...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031369-5-boston-red-sox-fantasy-baseball-sleepers-to-watch-in-2014">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:58:07 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031369-5-boston-red-sox-fantasy-baseball-sleepers-to-watch-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031369-5-boston-red-sox-fantasy-baseball-sleepers-to-watch-in-2014 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031369-5-boston-red-sox-fantasy-baseball-sleepers-to-watch-in-2014 Why Springer Is Hyped as MLB's Next Great Hitting Stud Mike Rosenbaum The Houston Astros will promote top prospect George Springer before Wednesday’s game. The 24-year-old outfielder gets the call after a red-hot start this spring at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he batted ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031494-why-george-springer-is-hyped-as-mlbs-next-great-hitting-stud">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:59:36 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031494-why-george-springer-is-hyped-as-mlbs-next-great-hitting-stud http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031494-why-george-springer-is-hyped-as-mlbs-next-great-hitting-stud http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031494-why-george-springer-is-hyped-as-mlbs-next-great-hitting-stud Stanton Sets Club Record with 21 RBI's in 15 Games Bleacher Report Milestones Following a five-RBI performance in Tuesday's 11-2 trouncing of the Washington Nationals , Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a whopping 21 RBI for the season, ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031382-marlins-giancarlo-stanton-sets-franchise-record-with-21-rbi-through-15-games">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:09 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031382-marlins-giancarlo-stanton-sets-franchise-record-with-21-rbi-through-15-games http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031382-marlins-giancarlo-stanton-sets-franchise-record-with-21-rbi-through-15-games http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031382-marlins-giancarlo-stanton-sets-franchise-record-with-21-rbi-through-15-games Bourn Closing in on 300 Career Stolen Bases Bleacher Report Milestones Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn , who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, needs just one more stolen base to reach 300 for his career...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031336-indians-michael-bourn-closing-in-on-300-career-stolen-bases">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:38:09 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031336-indians-michael-bourn-closing-in-on-300-career-stolen-bases http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031336-indians-michael-bourn-closing-in-on-300-career-stolen-bases http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031336-indians-michael-bourn-closing-in-on-300-career-stolen-bases Yankees' Biggest Early Surprises and Disappointments Kenny DeJohn The New York Yankees have already given us a lot to analyze in the season's first couple of weeks. A rash of injuries in 2013 led to a reconstruction of the roster this offseason ...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030925-new-york-yankees-biggest-early-season-surprises-and-disappointments">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:27 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030925-new-york-yankees-biggest-early-season-surprises-and-disappointments http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030925-new-york-yankees-biggest-early-season-surprises-and-disappointments http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030925-new-york-yankees-biggest-early-season-surprises-and-disappointments Bryce's New Gatorade Ad Is Scary Dan Carson Intense? Screaming? Soaking wet? Yup, it’s a new Bryce Harper commercial. The Washington Nationals slugger is soaked head to toe in a new commercial by Gatorade...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031259-bryce-harpers-new-gatorade-commercial-is-wet-screaming-insanity">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:38:14 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031259-bryce-harpers-new-gatorade-commercial-is-wet-screaming-insanity http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031259-bryce-harpers-new-gatorade-commercial-is-wet-screaming-insanity http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2031259-bryce-harpers-new-gatorade-commercial-is-wet-screaming-insanity Early MLB Team Report Cards Joel Reuter A team's win-loss record early on during the season is not always the best indicator of how the team has performed, simply because it is such a small sample size to work with...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2029820-mid-april-report-card-grades-for-all-30-mlb-teams">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:13:45 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2029820-mid-april-report-card-grades-for-all-30-mlb-teams http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2029820-mid-april-report-card-grades-for-all-30-mlb-teams http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2029820-mid-april-report-card-grades-for-all-30-mlb-teams Freeman Becoming an Elite Offensive Force Martin Gandy In early February of this year, after a mostly quiet offseason, the Atlanta Braves surprised the baseball world by signing their young first baseman Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million contract...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030806-how-freddie-freeman-is-becoming-one-of-mlbs-biggest-offensive-forces">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:14:37 -0400 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030806-how-freddie-freeman-is-becoming-one-of-mlbs-biggest-offensive-forces http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030806-how-freddie-freeman-is-becoming-one-of-mlbs-biggest-offensive-forces http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2030806-how-freddie-freeman-is-becoming-one-of-mlbs-biggest-offensive-forces