1. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 5

    The San Francisco Giants are in first place in the NL West after winning four consecutive games, which takes the sting away from a disappointing week down on the farm in which the team's four full-season teams combined to go 10-17...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 2 months ago 4,216 reads 5 comments

  2. Albert Pujols at 34 Is Back Among the Top Sluggers in Baseball

    Talk of his demise certainly appears to be premature, but is it too early to declare that Albert Pujols is back to his MVP-caliber form based on a 22-game sample? After collecting ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 7,897 reads 33 comments

  3. Josh Donaldson Making Strong Claim to Title of Baseball's Best Third Baseman

    Josh Donaldson 's rise to stardom has been one of the quickest, and maybe unlikeliest, in recent memory. After a 3-for-4 night on Thursday, which included two homers and four RBI, his Oakland A's enjoyed a 10-1 rout of the Houston Astros...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 8,946 reads 50 comments

  4. An Early Look at the Top 10 MLB Trade Deadline Chips

    As of today, only six teams are more than five games out in their division and there is plenty of time to recover...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 47,477 reads 104 comments

  5. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 4

    Their top pitching prospect had a rough outing, but the majority of the San Francisco Giants ' best pitching prospects shined during the third week of the minor league season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 4,558 reads 9 comments

  6. Tracing the L.A. Dodgers' Rapid Rise in the 3 Years Post-Frank McCourt

    One of the most storied franchises in all of sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers had become an embarrassment under the leadership of owner Frank McCourt...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 12,907 reads 24 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants' Hot Start Shows 2013 Failures Are a Thing of the Past

    Early on, the San Francisco Giants are looking like a serious playoff contender with a 10-5 record, including three consecutive wins to take a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 3,311 reads 11 comments

  8. Free-Agency Mistakes Already Hurting MLB Teams in 2014

    It's common for several proven veteran players or even highly touted youngsters to begin the season with a two- or three-week slump and still end the year with solid overall numbers...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 23,033 reads 23 comments

  9. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 3

    While right-hander Kyle Crick isn't expected to fall out of the No. 1 spot as top prospect for the San Francisco Giants before his eventual arrival in the majors within the next ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 6,354 reads 5 comments

  10. Andrew Cashner's Career Night vs. Tigers Hints at Dark-Horse 2014 Cy Young Run

    When the San Diego Padres inserted Andrew Cashner into their starting rotation a few weeks into the 2013 season, it may have been his last chance to prove he could be durable enough to remain there...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 10,636 reads 27 comments

  11. Has Dodgers-Diamondbacks Rivalry Overtaken Yankees-Red Sox as MLB's Best?

    The rivalry between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers is the "new kid on the block" among some of the more notable ones in baseball. But it sure has picked up steam in a hurry over the past few years...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 8,196 reads 112 comments

  12. Pujols' Bat Heating Up at Right Time to Carry Angels in Wake of Hamilton Injury

    With Mike Trout emerging as, arguably, the best baseball player in the world over the past two years, I'm guessing you've probably wondered how good this Los Angeles Angels team ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 5,150 reads 8 comments

  13. Dodger Fill-Ins Prove They Can Be Difference-Makers in Win over Scherzer, Tigers

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have star power. With an estimated player payroll of $230 million in 2014, that's not hard to believe. But even that payroll, which is by far the highest in baseball, can't fill out a roster with 25 superstars...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 5,794 reads 9 comments

  14. Looking into Dodgers-Tigers Series as Potential 2014 World Series Preview

    Off to a 4-1 start, the Detroit Tigers should feel a sense of urgency this season after the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals proved in 2013 that they were quickly closing the gap in the AL Central...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 6,066 reads 34 comments

  15. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 2

    With the 2014 minor league season less than a week old, the same 10 players that topped the San Francisco Giants ' top prospects list in the preseason remain on this week's iteration...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 5,953 reads 3 comments

  16. Dodgers Must Take the Bad with the Good in Dealing with Yasiel Puig

    The news of the day in Dodgers Land was shaping up to be Matt Kemp's activation from the disabled list for the team's home opener against the division rival San Francisco Giants ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 4,315 reads 8 comments

  17. Full Preview, Predictions for 2014's First Dodgers-Giants Rivalry Clash

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will square off this weekend in what will be the first of six series matchups between the longtime rivals...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 6,805 reads 28 comments

  18. Tim Hudson's Strong 2014 Debut Puts Barry Zito Era Squarely in Giants' Rearview

    After a rare bad season in 2013, the San Francisco Giants starting rotation needed a shot in the arm in 2014...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 7,918 reads 12 comments

  19. Can Buster Posey Power the Giants Offense to New Heights in 2014?

    During a rare season when the San Francisco Giants ' starting rotation struggled as a whole, finishing with the seventh-highest ERA (4.37) in baseball in 2013, Buster Posey 's decline in production went relatively unnoticed...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 3,742 reads 10 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects Season Preview

    Although the San Francisco Giants head into another season with very little immediate help on the way from the farm system, there is reason for hope...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 2,272 reads 5 comments

  21. Can Dominant Ryu Cover Up for Gaping Kershaw Hole in Rotation?

    Stung by a rash of injuries early in the season, the 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers had just enough depth to keep their head above water in the NL West race until things finally started to come together in mid-June...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 3 months ago 6,983 reads 7 comments

  22. Each MLB Division's 'Next Big Thing' Entering 2014

    Just because the next Mike Trout or Bryce Harper might not show up for another 10-20 years doesn't mean that Major League Baseball is devoid of young players with superstar potential who are ready to take the stage as the "next big thing...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 4 months ago 54,140 reads 66 comments

  23. Mid-Spring Training Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams' 25-Man Roster

    The puzzle pieces that form each team's Opening Day roster are falling into place. A majority of MLB teams have made at least one round of cuts so far, and some position battles are already leaning heavily towards one player...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 4 months ago 205,664 reads 225 comments

  24. Ranking the 10 Most Team-Friendly Deals in MLB

    As Bleacher Report MLB Lead Writer Joe Giglio wrote March 7 , big-market clubs that have commonly relied on the free-agent market to fill holes could be at a disadvantage if teams continue to lock up their best young players to long-term contracts...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 4 months ago 13,827 reads 36 comments

  25. Josh Beckett's Spring Is Big X-Factor to Dominant 2014 Dodgers Season

    During the Los Angeles Dodgers ' amazing 62-28 run to finish the 2013 regular season, it's no surprise that the team's top three starting pitchers—Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-jin Ryu—completely dominated...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 4 months ago 5,768 reads 9 comments