Bleacher Report - MLB http://bleacherreport.com/ Bleacher Report MLB en-us 30 Pedro Strop, Cubs Agree to Contract Extension Adam Wells After playing an integral role out of the bullpen during their run to the World Series in 2016, the Chicago Cubs have rewarded reliever Pedro Strop with a contract extension...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694828-pedro-strop-cubs-agree-to-contract-extension">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:39:38 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694828-pedro-strop-cubs-agree-to-contract-extension http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694828-pedro-strop-cubs-agree-to-contract-extension http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694828-pedro-strop-cubs-agree-to-contract-extension Attacks on Dexter Fowler 'An Eye-Opener to How the World Is' for Others in MLB Scott Miller TAMPA — Dexter Fowler was asked a question. He gave a heartfelt answer. And then as it so often does, all hell broke loose on social media this week. Dexter Fowler is a smart and thoughtful man...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694654-attacks-on-dexter-fowler-an-eye-opener-to-how-the-world-is-for-others-in-mlb">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:16:16 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694654-attacks-on-dexter-fowler-an-eye-opener-to-how-the-world-is-for-others-in-mlb http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694654-attacks-on-dexter-fowler-an-eye-opener-to-how-the-world-is-for-others-in-mlb http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694654-attacks-on-dexter-fowler-an-eye-opener-to-how-the-world-is-for-others-in-mlb San Francisco Giants: MLB Player Comps for Each Top Spring Training Prospect Zachary D. Rymer The San Francisco Giants may not have any elite prospects, but they do have some good ones. Some even look like major leaguers , in fact. And we can prove it...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694689-san-francisco-giants-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694689-san-francisco-giants-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694689-san-francisco-giants-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694689-san-francisco-giants-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect Could Noah Syndergaard Be Too Big for His Own Good? Zachary D. Rymer One of two things will happen in Noah Syndergaard's immediate future: He'll either continue to punish hitters or end up punishing himself. What the young New York Mets ace will do next is certainly worth being excited about...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694624-could-noah-syndergaard-actually-be-too-big-for-his-own-good">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694624-could-noah-syndergaard-actually-be-too-big-for-his-own-good http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694624-could-noah-syndergaard-actually-be-too-big-for-his-own-good http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694624-could-noah-syndergaard-actually-be-too-big-for-his-own-good MLB's "Moneyball" Power Rankings 2017: Who Is Overpaying/Underpaying the Most? Joel Reuter The Moneyball philosophy may not have resulted in a World Series title for the Oakland Athletics yet, but it undoubtedly has had an impact on the way teams are assembled throughout the league...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693514-mlbs-moneyball-power-rankings-2017-who-is-overpayingunderpaying-the-most">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:53:35 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693514-mlbs-moneyball-power-rankings-2017-who-is-overpayingunderpaying-the-most http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693514-mlbs-moneyball-power-rankings-2017-who-is-overpayingunderpaying-the-most http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693514-mlbs-moneyball-power-rankings-2017-who-is-overpayingunderpaying-the-most Los Angeles Dodgers: MLB Player Comps for Each Top Spring Training Prospect Joel Reuter The Los Angeles Dodgers have clung tightly to their top-tier prospects in recent years, despite plenty of rumors on the trade market...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694500-los-angeles-dodgers-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:52:18 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694500-los-angeles-dodgers-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694500-los-angeles-dodgers-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694500-los-angeles-dodgers-mlb-player-comps-for-each-top-spring-training-prospect Predicting the Early Sensations of MLB's 2017 Spring Training Action Jacob Shafer We're almost finished with the checking-in and stretching-out portion of spring training and now head into the slate of meaningless/meaningful action. Meaningless because the scores don't matter...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694688-predicting-the-early-sensations-of-mlbs-2017-spring-training-action">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:19:21 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694688-predicting-the-early-sensations-of-mlbs-2017-spring-training-action http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694688-predicting-the-early-sensations-of-mlbs-2017-spring-training-action http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694688-predicting-the-early-sensations-of-mlbs-2017-spring-training-action Jonathan Lucroy, Brandon Moss and More MLB Stars Rip New Rule Changes Tyler Conway MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's contentious relationship with players took another turn Thursday, as multiple veterans spoke out regarding his planned changes to the sport...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694626-jonathan-lucroy-brandon-moss-and-more-mlb-stars-rip-new-rule-changes">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:44:50 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694626-jonathan-lucroy-brandon-moss-and-more-mlb-stars-rip-new-rule-changes http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694626-jonathan-lucroy-brandon-moss-and-more-mlb-stars-rip-new-rule-changes http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694626-jonathan-lucroy-brandon-moss-and-more-mlb-stars-rip-new-rule-changes Which MLB Team Has the Most Elite Young Talent? Joel Reuter Our mission: Identify which MLB team has the most elite young talent heading into the 2017 season. First, we needed to determine what constitutes "young talent," and for the sake of this exercise, we focused on players 25 years old or younger...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694354-which-mlb-team-has-the-most-elite-young-talent">Begin Slideshow</a></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:40:27 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694354-which-mlb-team-has-the-most-elite-young-talent http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694354-which-mlb-team-has-the-most-elite-young-talent http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694354-which-mlb-team-has-the-most-elite-young-talent Kung Fu Panda's Last Stand: It's Now or Never for Pablo Sandoval Scott Miller FORT MYERS, Fla. — It is 7:30 a.m. on a warm spring morning, and the Panda is in a crouch, arms up, palms out, shuffling right and then left, right and then left, right and then left...<p><a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694378-kung-fu-pandas-last-stand-its-now-or-never-for-pablo-sandoval">Read the full article on Bleacher Report...</a></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:30:27 -0500 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694378-kung-fu-pandas-last-stand-its-now-or-never-for-pablo-sandoval http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694378-kung-fu-pandas-last-stand-its-now-or-never-for-pablo-sandoval http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694378-kung-fu-pandas-last-stand-its-now-or-never-for-pablo-sandoval