1. Ranking MLB's Most Absurd Early-Season Stat Paces

    One of the best parts of the first few weeks of every MLB season is the players who get off to absolutely ridiculous starts — and the stat lines that accompany them...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 5,730 reads 14 comments

  2. Playing Fact or Fiction with All 30 MLB Team's Early-Season Records

    As a fun way to put each team's early-season records into perspective, I extrapolated their current winning percentage out over a full 162 games in order to see how they would be projected to finish if they kept up their current pace...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 51,021 reads 113 comments

  3. A's Deep, Dominant Bullpen Makes Quick Jim Johnson Hook a No-Brainer

    Just eight games into the new season, the Oakland Athletics have already seen enough of the struggling Jim Johnson in the closer's role. The final straw came on Wednesday vs...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 14,361 reads 15 comments

  4. Playing 'Patience or Panic' with MLB's Early-Season Slumps

    The start of every MLB campaign brings a good deal of excitement around the league, as all 30 teams still have hope for the season ahead...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 22,698 reads 51 comments

  5. Angels Josh Hamilton's Thumb Injury Threatens to Derail Promising 2014 Season

    We are less than two weeks into the new MLB season, but there have already been a handful of notable injuries around the league, and you can add Josh Hamilton to the list of players set to miss significant time...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 5 months ago 10,009 reads 19 comments

  6. Bleacher Report's 2014 MLB Writer's Choice Poll

    Each year, a number of different media outlets publish an MLB player survey in which they ask current players for their predictions on topics ranging from who will win it all that season to who the most overrated player in the game is...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 5,038 reads 32 comments

  7. Ryan Braun Poised to Return to Superstar Form After 3-Home-Run Performance

    Coming off of a 65-game PED suspension that ended his 2013 season prematurely, there were legitimate questions as to what kind of player Ryan Braun would be for the Milwaukee Brewers this season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 9,509 reads 137 comments

  8. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 1

    The Chicago Cubs are likely headed for another long season at the major league level, as they enter their third year of rebuilding under Theo Epstein and Co...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 11,081 reads 8 comments

  9. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After Week 1

    The first week of the 2014 MLB season is in the books, which means we finally have some legitimate data to base this week's MLB power rankings on...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 233,248 reads 412 comments

  10. Playing 'Reality or Mirage' with MLB's 10 Biggest Week 1 Performances

    After a full spring of baseball people saying time and again not to put too much stock into preseason numbers, the regular season is finally here, and we can start poring over some MLB statistics that actually matter...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 38,099 reads 60 comments

  11. Predicting MLB's Biggest Busts of 2014, Position by Position

    Every MLB team has its fair share of surprise contributors each season, but at the same time, there are inevitably a handful of players who fall well short of expectations and wind up as busts...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 59,868 reads 82 comments

  12. Chris Archer Will Become a Pitching Superstar During New, Long-Term Contract

    The Tampa Bay Rays have made a habit of locking up their young talent before it reaches arbitration over the years, as those are the kind of gambles that a small-market team is forced to take...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 2,704 reads 3 comments

  13. All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest X-Factor as 2014 Season Gets Underway

    Every MLB team has question marks heading into the 2014 MLB season—some more than others, of course—and there is at least one X-factor that can be pointed to on each team's roster as a result...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 90,946 reads 44 comments

  14. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Starting Rotations at the Start of 2014

    It's been proven time and again that pitching wins championships. While the Boston Red Sox got to the postseason last year on the strength of the league's No...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 87,695 reads 204 comments

  15. MLB Power Rankings: Who Is Baseball's No. 1 Team on Opening Day?

    After an offseason of trade rumors and free-agent signings, and following a full slate of spring training games, Opening Day of the 2014 MLB season is finally here...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 295,376 reads 438 comments

  16. Complete 2014 Major MLB Awards Predictions Entering Opening Day

    From the Miguel Cabrera-versus-Mike Trout debate for AL MVP to a deep NL Rookie of the Year class that saw Jose Fernandez beat out spark-plug Yasiel Puig to a wide-open NL MVP race ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 72,799 reads 335 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team, Position by Position

    Spring training is winding down, as teams are putting the finishing touches on their Opening Day roster in preparation for the regular season, which kicks off on Sunday night with a full slate of games on the schedule for Monday...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 77,026 reads 70 comments

  18. What Massive Miguel Cabrera Extension Means for Max Scherzer, Tigers' Payroll

    With Opening Day right around the corner, the Detroit Tigers have put one potential distraction for the upcoming season behind them, locking up superstar slugger Miguel Cabrera with a massive extension...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 7,226 reads 8 comments

  19. Complete Milwaukee Brewers 2014 Season Preview

    The Milwaukee Brewers are an interesting team heading into the 2014 season, as they look to bounce back from a poor season last year that saw them in the midst of a battle with the Chicago Cubs to avoid a last place finish for much of the year...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 4,638 reads 7 comments

  20. Complete Detroit Tigers 2014 Season Preview

    The Detroit Tigers have been among the cream of the American League crop for the past three seasons now, sandwiching an AL pennant in 2012 with a pair of ALCS trips...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 5,475 reads 22 comments

  21. Complete Chicago Cubs 2014 Season Preview

    The 2014 MLB season could be another long one for Chicago Cubs fans, but there is also plenty of reason for optimism on the North Side with a fantastic farm system and an influx of high-end young talent making its way ever closer to Wrigley Field...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 12,674 reads 23 comments

  22. Team Grades for All 30 MLB Teams This Spring

    A team's win-loss record during spring training is rarely a good indicator of success in the season ahead, but that does not mean that spring training performance in general should go overlooked...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 191,547 reads 122 comments

  23. 25 Bold Predictions for the 2014 MLB Season

    We are now just a week away from the 2014 MLB season kicking into full swing, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres get things started this coming Sunday night before the rest of the league gets going on Monday, Mar...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 123,138 reads 147 comments

  24. 10 Underrated MLB Players Who Go Unnoticed on Small-Market Teams

    There is no shortage of challenges facing small-market teams as they look to compete with teams that have a payroll double and in some cases triple the size of theirs...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 5,911 reads 10 comments

  25. Full Preview for Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Opening Series in Australia

    The 2014 MLB season officially kicks off this weekend with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers meeting up for a two-game series at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 33,205 reads 29 comments