1. Dominant Shutout Proves Johnny Cueto Has Regained MLB Ace Status

    The Cincinnati Reds are not exactly off to a roaring start this season. They currently stand at 6-9 on the year and have a number of areas that need to be shored up if they hope to contend...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 4,588 reads 21 comments

  2. Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

    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...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 139,737 reads 283 comments

  3. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Early MLB Stat Lines

    Ridiculous early-season stat lines are one of the best parts of the first few weeks of each MLB season, as small sample sizes lead to impressive batting averages and ridiculous full-season paces...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 10,852 reads 25 comments

  4. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects After Week 2

    It was another tough week for the Chicago Cubs at the big league level, as they went 2-4 and remain in the No. 30 spot on this week's power rankings ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 8,561 reads 8 comments

  5. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand After 2 Weeks

    The 2014 MLB season is now two weeks old, and while that gives a slightly larger sample size from which to compile this week's MLB power rankings, the season is still very young...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 6 months ago 175,614 reads 285 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 5,740 reads 14 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 51,028 reads 113 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 14,380 reads 15 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 22,715 reads 51 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 10,078 reads 19 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 5,045 reads 32 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 9,522 reads 137 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 11,111 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 233,277 reads 412 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 38,116 reads 60 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 59,913 reads 82 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 2,722 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 90,955 reads 44 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 87,884 reads 204 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 295,467 reads 438 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 72,933 reads 335 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 77,036 reads 70 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 7,267 reads 8 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 4,664 reads 7 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 5,500 reads 22 comments