1. Biggest Takeaways from This Week's MLB Action

    The final weekend of the first half of the season is upon us, baseball fans. Unlike many years, the sport didn't coast into the All-Star break this time around...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 1 day ago 8,942 reads 55 comments

  2. How Freddie Freeman Lives with the Pressures of New Mega-Contract

    Earlier this week, Bleacher Report had an exclusive opportunity to speak with Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 3 days ago 11,063 reads 26 comments

  3. MLB Players, Prospects with Most Fantasy Value to Gain at 2014 Trade Deadline

    For Major League Baseball teams, the annual trade deadline is a battle between the present and future for executives, managers and players...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 3 days ago 3,319 reads 1 comments

  4. MLB Rumors: Analyzing All the Latest Whispers, News and Speculation

    If you love rumors, speculation and banter about the Major League Baseball trade market, it's your time of the year...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 4 days ago 24,846 reads 26 comments

  5. Imagining Events, Ideal Participants for an MLB All-Star Skills Challenge

    When the best and brightest stars in Major League Baseball ascend on Target Field in Minnesota next week, the sport will be showcased for current and future fans...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 4 days ago 15,020 reads 82 comments

  6. Dark-Horse MLB Awards Contenders as 2014 All-Star Break Approaches

    As the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game approaches, the major narratives of the season have been well-established...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 5 days ago 11,798 reads 44 comments

  7. Masahiro Tanaka Fighting Rookie Wall After Phenomenal June Run

    Masahiro Tanaka is human. After opening his major league career with three months of brilliant outings, the New York Yankees rookie has hit a wall in July...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 5 days ago 13,801 reads 63 comments

  8. Biggest Snubs of 2014 MLB All-Star Game Rosters

    The annual announcement of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters doubles as a coronation for deserving players and debate among fans for which stars were unfairly left out in the cold...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 6 days ago 37,137 reads 105 comments

  9. Brandon McCarthy Trade, Alfonso Soriano Designation Show Yankees' Desperation

    As the New York Yankees took the field Sunday afternoon at Target Field vs. the Minnesota Twins , a stark reality faced a team struggling to climb over .500: the depth of legitimate American League contenders...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 7 days ago 32,912 reads 126 comments

  10. Biggest Takeaways from This Week's MLB Action

    The marathon feel of Major League Baseball's 162-game season can be broken down into easily digestible and debatable segments. As the 2014 campaign enters the stretch run of the first half of the season, let's take a look back on the last week of action.

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 9 days ago 6,108 reads 22 comments

  11. What Does CC Sabathia's Impending Return Mean for Yankees' Playoff Chances?

    When CC Sabathia hit the disabled list on May 11, the 33-year-old lefty sported a 5.28 ERA. At that moment, a case could have been made that the former Cy Young winner was hurting the team on a start-by-start basis...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 10 days ago 1,095 reads 4 comments

  12. Steve Pearce's 4-Hit Night, Huge 2014 Numbers Help Push Orioles into 1st

    The Baltimore Orioles are tied for first place in the American League East thanks to the bat of one of the unlikeliest breakout candidates in recent memory...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 10 days ago 6,504 reads 14 comments

  13. MLB Rumors: Analyzing All the Latest Whispers, News and Speculation

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline is officially just four weeks away. By the end of business on July 31, the landscape of the 2014 season will have changed, potentially altering the fate of October in the process...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 11 days ago 14,710 reads 21 comments

  14. Gregory Polanco's Success Latest Sign Pirates Know How to Find Elite Talent

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates introduced general manager Neal Huntington on September 25, 2007, a once-proud franchise was in disarray. Nearly seven full years later, the Pirates are coming off a postseason appearance and overflowing with young talent..

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 12 days ago 4,850 reads 3 comments

  15. MLB All-Star Voting 2014: What the Fans Have Right and Wrong

    Every year, Major League Baseball affords fans the privilege of voting the starters into July's All-Star Game...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 13 days ago 12,693 reads 72 comments

  16. Predicting the Biggest Buyers and Sellers at MLB's Midway Point

    The 2014 All-Star Game is still a few weeks away, but don't let that distort your vision of the 2014 season. By the start of play on June 30, almost every team in baseball will have reached its midway point...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 16 days ago 15,928 reads 23 comments

  17. Assessing Derek Jeter's Farewell Season at the Midway Point

    The 2014 season has reached its midway point, meaning Derek Jeter 's farewell tour, age-40 season and goodbye to the game of baseball has reached the same juncture. When assessing Jeter's play thus far, context is critical...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 16 days ago 7,316 reads 12 comments

  18. Are Yankees or Red Sox Better Positioned for 2nd-Half Surge?

    In the recent past, a three-game weekend series in New York between the Yankees and Red Sox would have been a marquee event...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 17 days ago 5,155 reads 29 comments

  19. MLB Rumors: Analyzing All the Latest Whispers, News and Speculation

    Buckle up, baseball fans. With the halfway mark of the 2014 season approaching, it's time for contenders to take the next step on the road to postseason contention...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 18 days ago 3,052 reads 1 comments

  20. Matt Kemp Rediscovering His MVP Form with Blistering June

    It's easy to forget now, but Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was once considered one of the of the best players in the world...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 18 days ago 14,194 reads 49 comments

  21. Report Cards for Every MLB Team at the Midseason Mark

    With the 2014 Major League Baseball season careening toward the halfway point, it's time to take stock of what has happened thus far and grade each of the 30 teams...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 19 days ago 26,904 reads 38 comments

  22. Will Michael Wacha, Jaime Garcia Injuries Endanger Cardinals' Strong Rotation?

    Baseball's best franchise is about to be tested. When Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia hit the disabled list with shoulder injuries, the strength of the defending National League champions was challenged...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 20 days ago 3,800 reads 11 comments

  23. Cole Hamels' Hot Streak Means Phillies Must Cash In on Blockbuster Trade

    The 2014 Philadelphia Phillies are in an unenviable spot, wedged between the faint hope of contention and the reality of long-term ramifications with an aging roster...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 20 days ago 4,065 reads 11 comments

  24. Biggest Takeaways from the First 12 Weeks of MLB Action

    Time flies when you're enjoying a competitive, well-played baseball season. As you peruse the standings, cast last-minute All-Star Game ballots and take in vital series, the 2014 campaign has officially reached the 12-week mark...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 23 days ago 17,949 reads 49 comments

  25. Has Father Time Finally Caught Up to David Ortiz?

    In Boston, David Ortiz 's legacy is complete. Regardless of how the rest of his career plays out, one of the most beloved Red Sox of all time will always be remembered fondly at Fenway Park...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 23 days ago 20,567 reads 93 comments