1. Ranking the 5 Greatest April Trades in MLB History

    How much of an impact do early season trades make? They occur infrequently and usually do not involve big-name players. The MLB trend is to anticipate the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and strike a deal on or before that date...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about over 1 year ago 376 reads 6 comments

  2. Surprise Breakout Rookies Who Can Chase 2013 ROY Awards

    It's a long way to the 2013 Rookie of the Year awards, but it's never too early begin predicting the front-runners. We're nearly two weeks into this young season, and a crop of youngsters has already separated itself from the rest of the field...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about over 1 year ago 1,695 reads 4 comments

  3. Selecting MLB's All-Disabled List Team to Start Off 2013

    As Opening Day unleashes the gates to a 162-game season, many familiar faces have been left off the 40-man rosters of their respective MLB teams...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about over 1 year ago 2,508 reads 9 comments

  4. Projecting 2013 Stats for MLB's Top 7 Rookies

    Taking a look into the future to predict the 2013 AL and NL Rookie of the Year award winners is a toss-up. One of the seven players on this list would be a good place to start, though...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 7,406 reads 7 comments

  5. World Baseball Classic Semifinals 2013 Results: Scores, Highlights and Analysis

    Puerto Rico defeated the two-time defending World Baseball Classic champion Japan 3-1 Sunday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco. No need to blink, you read that correctly...

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  6. World Baseball Classic 2013 Results: Pool D's Biggest Stars, Goats

    As the four teams of Pool D wrap up the first round of the World Baseball Classic, many storylines have emerged that summarize the past two days of play in Phoenix, AZ...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 5,335 reads 5 comments

  7. Breaking Down the Best and Worst Jerseys of Spring Training

    MLB players aren't out to make fashion statements; however, we at Bleacher Report enjoy analyzing every aspect of spring training. Games in February and March feature each organization's take on a bold and lightweight jersey...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 3,693 reads 5 comments

  8. Updating Major MLB Injuries at the Beginning of Spring Training

    There are many significant names on team injury reports at the beginning of spring training. It's an unfortunate aspect of sports, but with close monitoring and proper rehab, athletes ...

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  9. Ranking the Biggest Storylines from Week 1 of MLB Spring Camp

    The sports doldrums known as the month of February can drag. There's regular season NHL and NBA games, the college basketball season is approaching conference playoffs and the golf season is underway...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 6,094 reads 26 comments

  10. Keys to Preventing Injuries in the Early Weeks of Spring Training Camp, Games

    A new season brings new beginnings; spring training welcomes spring renewal. With Monday and Tuesday being the official reporting dates for many pitchers and catchers, players are hoping to get off to a fast start to the 2013 season...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 1,553 reads 3 comments

  11. Current Players Who Will Have Careers in the Media After MLB

    It seems, nowadays, that professional athletes are retiring from the playing field directly to the broadcast booth or analyst round table. In some cases, this hasn't been quite the best decision for the network or the former player (i...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 232 reads 9 comments

  12. Young Sluggers We Can't Wait to Watch This Spring

    There's a new wave of power hitters breaking the horizon in baseball, and these youngsters will be making a statement at spring training...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 9,677 reads 31 comments

  13. Skinny MLB Players Who Still Hit for Tons of Power

    Who says you have to pump iron (or, in these days, pop PEDs) to be a slugger? For goodness sake, Babe Ruth did it on hot dogs and beer! Power hitters come in all shapes and sizes, ...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 14,312 reads 70 comments

  14. Predicting 1 Breakout Spring Training Star at Each Position

    With a new season comes new opportunities, and when the opportunity arises, young stars hope to deliver. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than a month, and ...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 5,968 reads 7 comments

  15. 2013 MLB Free Agents: 7 Signees Most Likely to Make the 2013 All-Star Game

    What should we, as baseball fans, make of all the offseason free agent signings? We've been putting together new rosters, rearranging lineup cards and predicting the finished order of each division...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 964 reads 0 comments

  16. 7 MLB Teams Whose Stocks Are Soaring This Offseason

    Fans of MLB teams in seven cities are buzzing with offseason excitement. They are debating the order of a lineup featuring new faces and discussing the realignment of a fresh-starting rotation and bullpen...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about almost 2 years ago 265 reads 32 comments

  17. 2013 MLB Free Agency: 6 Big Offseason Moves Sure to Backfire

    As we close in on the 100-day countdown to Opening Day, there couldn't be a better time to reflect on the many offseason additions organizations have ( un )wisely made...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 7,302 reads 26 comments

  18. Ranking the 10 Most Misunderstood MLB Players

    There is something special about walking into a ballpark, past the food vendors, and emerging upon the field where professional superstars play catch before a game. These are players we see on television nearly everyday...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 2,882 reads 17 comments

  19. The 10 Most Irritating Players in MLB

    They may be the best at the game, but professional baseball players are far from perfect. Whether it is poor judgment, a hot temper or a rotten attitude, many of our favorite (or not so favorite) stars possess faults similar to our own...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 8,215 reads 23 comments

  20. 7 Things We Learned from the MLB Offseason (So Far)

    The conclusion of the MLB winter meetings on Thursday does not mean the end of swirling rumors and big signings this offseason. In fact, the past week in Nashville, Tenn., has set the stage for some of the biggest deals yet to come...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 4,174 reads 3 comments

  21. The 10 Most Embarrassingly Run Franchises in MLB

    Running an MLB franchise is a daunting thought, especially considering where your keeper-league team finished last season. Mine missed the playoffs. But that's not important, so I digress...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 476 reads 4 comments

  22. Scott Boras and the Best Agents in MLB

    There are agents, and then there is Scott Boras . The Napoleon, Einstein and Superman of baseball agents rolled into one, Boras has been the designer of some of the most lucrative deals in MLB history...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 6,043 reads 8 comments

  23. 10 Ways to Make Baseball's Offseason Fly By

    Barely three weeks removed from the baseball season and you're going through withdrawal. The offseason has begun...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 2,718 reads 7 comments

  24. Mike Trout and the Most Dominant Rookie of the Year Award Winners of All-Time

    Behind his 30 home runs, 83 RBIs, 49 stolen bases and a .326 batting average, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels has officially been awarded the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year award...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 9,379 reads 30 comments

  25. MLB Free Agency: 12 Stars Who Will Struggle Most to Snag a Lucrative Deal

    Major League Baseball's offseason is upon us. While it comes nowhere close to claiming the same attention Opening Day receives, free agency has begun and the market is open...

    Ben Stepansky Written by Ben Stepansky about 2 years ago 2,392 reads 11 comments