1. MLB 'Elite 8': Recent World Series Champions Battle for Ultimate Crown

    These are fun times for college basketball fans. The NCAA tournament is in the Sweet 16 now and will soon reach the Elite Eight. Good stuff if you're into that sort of thing...

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  2. What to Expect from Trevor Story in Encore to Record-Setting Rookie Explosion

    Trevor Story has already made a name for himself. All he needs to do now is make his name stick. Far from a household name before 2016, the young Colorado Rockies shortstop ...

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  3. Chicago Cubs: Final Predictions for Each Key Spring Position Battle

    As one would expect from a defending World Series champion, the Chicago Cubs arrived in spring training with few questions to answer. With no major injuries suffered, not a whole lot has changed since then...

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  4. Final Win-Loss Predictions for Every MLB Team in 2017

    Spring training is almost ready to give way to the regular season. Soon, it will be out with the fake games and in with the real ones. Want to know how those will pan out? You've come to the right place...

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  5. Bold Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season

    The baseball season is 162 games long, and so much that happens within each game is determined by luck. As a result, even the safest predictions for a given season can easily go awry...

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  6. San Francisco Giants: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in Spring Training So Far

    There's no point panicking about the losing record the San Francisco Giants have this spring. It's spring training —t hey'll be fine. Provided, of course, that some of the key players complicit in the club's poor spring turn things around...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 16,884 reads 0 comments

  7. New York Mets: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in Spring Training So Far

    So far, there are mostly positives to take away from New York Mets camp. From Yoenis Cespedes to Curtis Granderson to Lucas Duda to Neil Walker to Asdrubal Cabrera to Travis d'Arnaud and Michael Conforto, their big bats are producing...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 days ago 13,094 reads 0 comments

  8. Cubs' Willson Contreras Ready to Become the Gary Sanchez of 2017

    Don't expect to see any catcher do exactly in 2017 what Gary Sanchez did in 2016. That's the kind of lightning that's unlikely to strike twice in two years...

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  9. Biggest Surprises, Disappointments at 2017 Spring Training Halfway Point

    It's often said that what happens during spring training doesn't matter. And that's sometimes true. Yet it still has the power to surprise. And to disappoint...

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  10. How Yasiel Puig's New Stance Could Finally Turn MLB Career Around

    Back in 2013, Yasiel Puig had us wondering if he could be a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers . Four years later, it's deja vu all over again. So much has happened since Puig, now 26, took spring training by storm back in '13...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 13 days ago 28,547 reads 0 comments

  11. MLB Metrics 101: The Most Unhittable Pitchers in Baseball

    It's a hard thing to prove, but what they say about hitting a baseball being the hardest thing in sports certainly seems true. Hitting a round ball with a round bat isn't easy. Hitting the ball well is even less easy...

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  12. San Francisco Giants: 5 Players in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

    The San Francisco Giants certainly have stars. What they also have in seemingly equal abundance are open roster spots that need filling. The boxes that need checking on the offensive side include a starting left fielder and almost the entire bench...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 29,536 reads 0 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team Through 2 Weeks of Play

    Ah, spring training. It's that time of year when you can look out and see both baseball's biggest stars and randos from the minors putting up big numbers...

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  14. The Reigning AL Champs Will Be an Even Bigger Threat in 2017

    It doesn't get much more painful than being one win away from your first World Series championship in 68 years and then losing three straight games to blow it. That smarts. But the Cleveland Indians didn't miss their shot...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 18 days ago 12,386 reads 0 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs: 5 Players Who Are in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

    Out of all the players trying to earn major league roster spots this spring, nobody has it tougher than the guys at Chicago Cubs camp. As you would expect, the defending champs showed up to spring training with very few roster spots to fill...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 18 days ago 20,563 reads 0 comments

  16. Updated Spring Training Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams' Final 25-Man Rosters

    Spring training has reached that special point where it feels like there's still an eternity of exhibition games left, and yet Opening Day (April 2) is right around the corner...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 days ago 122,455 reads 0 comments

  17. How $200M Bust Zack Greinke Can Return to Cy Young Peak

    Even Zack Greinke is perplexed by what happened last season. The numbers obviously speak for themselves. The former Cy Young winner went from a league-best 1.66 ERA in 2015, his final season with the Los Angeles Dodgers , to a 4...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 116,677 reads 0 comments

  18. ETAs for Rebuilding MLB Teams to Become Playoff-Bound

    There is no in-between in Major League Baseball anymore. Teams are either going for it or they're not. We're here to discuss ones that are not...

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  19. David Price's Elbow Could Make or Break Red Sox's World Series Dreams

    The last thing any team wants to hear in spring training is the sound of a star pitcher breaking down. That's doubly true when the team is the Boston Red Sox and the star pitcher is David Price ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 27,791 reads 0 comments

  20. Kyle Schwarber as 2017 Chicago Cubs Leadoff Man Brings More Problems Than Good

    Kyle Schwarber doesn't look like a typical leadoff hitter. As far as the Chicago Cubs seem to be concerned, that's the genius of it. Somebody needs to pump the brakes on this idea...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 33,535 reads 0 comments

  21. Projecting MLB's 10 Most Dominant Rotations in 2020

    Which teams will have the most dominant starting rotations in 2017? Probably the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals and New York Mets. Welp, that was easy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 120,343 reads 0 comments

  22. New York Yankees: 5 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch in Spring Games

    The New York Yankees are going with a different look this spring, but nobody can accuse them of dabbling in anonymity. They have plenty of brand-name veterans and brand-name prospects...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 18,680 reads 0 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox: 5 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch in Spring Games

    You really have to strain your eyes to find roster spots on the Boston Red Sox that are up for grabs this spring. That doesn't bode well for the less heralded players in their star-studded camp...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 6,081 reads 0 comments

  24. The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2017

    From Mike Trout to Miguel Cabrera to Clayton Kershaw and many more, Major League Baseball isn't hurting for established stars. And the ranks are swelling every year...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 108,314 reads 0 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants: MLB Player Comps for Each Top Spring Training Prospect

    The San Francisco Giants may not have any elite prospects, but they do have some good ones. Some even look like major leaguers , in fact. And we can prove it...

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