1. David Price Gives Red Sox the Ace They Have Desperately Missed

    When you spend $217 million on a pitcher you expect to be an ace, you want him to at least make a strong first impression. And Tuesday, that's exactly what David Price gave the Boston Red Sox ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 16,708 reads 48 comments

  2. Jake Arrieta's Opening Day Gem Puts Any Anxiety to Rest over 2015 CY Winner

    This is a weird thing to say about a pitcher who dominated like a fiend en route to winning the National League Cy Young in 2015, but here goes: Jake Arrieta appears to be just fine, thank you very much...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 13,043 reads 34 comments

  3. Bryce Harper's Encore and Biggest Takeaways from 2016 MLB Opening Day

    Everyone, say hello to the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Following a practice run Sunday, Opening Day arrived for real Monday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 72,958 reads 170 comments

  4. Royals Still Have All the Ingredients of Their Championship Formula in 2016

    In winning the American League pennant in 2014 and the World Series in 2015, the Kansas City Royals had a system. And on Opening Night of the 2016 season, they showed that the system still works...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 27,268 reads 85 comments

  5. Complete Preview, Predictions for Sunday's 2016 MLB Season Openers

    Who's ready for baseball that actually counts? Yes, it's finally here. Sunday is the day the 2016 Major League Baseball season begins, and not just with one game to whet everyone's appetite for Opening Day proper...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 58,607 reads 96 comments

  6. Pablo Sandoval Benching Is New Low in $95M Bust with Red Sox

    When the Boston Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval in the winter of 2014, their hope was surely that he would take his game to new heights. Instead, Sandoval has gone down, down and down some more...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 214,381 reads 129 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's Full 2016 MLB Season Preview and Predictions

    The 2016 Major League Baseball season is nigh, so it's time to offer some predictions to the baseball gods...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 121,730 reads 503 comments

  8. Andrew McCutchen at Full Strength Paves Way for Monster Year in 2016

    There's just one way to explain Andrew McCutchen "only" finishing fifth in the National League MVP voting in 2015. The guy just had an off year. Sad, but true. But from the looks of things, 2015 is about to be ancient history...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,070 reads 21 comments

  9. Identifying the 'True Aces' of Major League Baseball Entering 2016

    If we were to pitch a show about Major League Baseball's best starting pitchers to HBO, it would obviously be called True Aces. That's the easy part. But we're here to consider what would be the hard part: casting it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 95,038 reads 288 comments

  10. MLB Spring Training 2016: Ranking the Most Alarming Superstar Performances

    Spring training really shouldn't be freakout season. But then, what the heck else are we supposed to do? Not freak out? No way, man. It can't be done. Especially not when so many superstar players don't look the part...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 127,965 reads 127 comments

  11. Maikel Franco's Monstrous Spring Signals MLB's Next Big Hitting Star Has Arrived

    Maikel Franco has apparently decided on the Kris Bryant route to stardom: hit a whole bunch of dingers in spring training, and then keep right on slugging in the regular season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 57,675 reads 51 comments

  12. Final Predictions for MLB's Most Hotly Contested 2016 Spring Position Battles

    With Opening Day creeping up on the calendar, teams across Major League Baseball are getting close to resolving one of very few things that matter in spring training: position battles...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 34,312 reads 31 comments

  13. 50 Reasons You Should Be Excited for the 2016 MLB Season

    With the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season now fast approaching, there's only one thing to do: ACTIVATE THE HYPE MACHINE! This is just our biased opinion, but baseball ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 54,203 reads 152 comments

  14. SF Giants' Big-Name, Big-Money Rotation Suddenly Far from a Sure Thing

    The San Francisco Giants did what they needed to do with their starting rotation this winter, rebuilding it into a unit strong enough to put them back atop the NL West...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 36,785 reads 62 comments

  15. MLB Spring Training Flops It's Not Too Early to Be Concerned About

    Oh, we really shouldn't be wringing our hands over bad spring training performances. But sometimes, well, it's just too hard not to...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 34,276 reads 119 comments

  16. Dodgers Should Unleash Top Prospect Jose De Leon in Final 2016 Rotation Spot

    After they lost Zack Greinke to free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers went after starting-pitching depth like they were doomsday preppers who could see a pitching apocalypse on the horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 21,977 reads 20 comments

  17. MLB Spring Training 2016: Mid-Spring Breakdown of 10 Key Position Battles

    Spring training in Major League Baseball may be little more than a glorified practice session, but it does serve one practical purpose. Without it, teams would have a tough time resolving their position battles...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 36,582 reads 22 comments

  18. What Could Giancarlo Stanton Do in Full Season If Bad Injury Luck Finally Ends?

    In 2016, baseball fans can still think about Giancarlo Stanton the way basketball fans thought about Stephen Curry circa 2012: With talent like that, just imagine what he might do with good health...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 12,919 reads 16 comments

  19. Will Miguel Cabrera's 40-Home Run Power Return in 2016?

    Even if he doesn't change a thing from last season, Miguel Cabrera should be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball in 2016. Given that he won his fourth batting title in five years in 2015, that just seems like a safe assessment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 10,651 reads 35 comments

  20. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Offenses in 2020

    The most dominant offense in Major League Baseball this season will probably belong to the Toronto Blue Jays. After what they did last year , call it a hunch. But in the year 2020? Now that's a good question...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 57,571 reads 143 comments

  21. Rocketing NY Stardom Putting Big Pressure on Yoenis Cespedes in 2016

    Yo definitely knows baseball. Through that and his larger-than-life personality, Yo has also come to know what it's like to be a superstar athlete in New York. But there's a dark side to that, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,197 reads 97 comments

  22. ETAs for 8 Rebuilding MLB Teams to Become Playoff-Bound

    In this golden age of parity, most Major League Baseball teams look like contenders going into 2016. As for the rest, well, they're trying. They're really trying...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 30,656 reads 50 comments

  23. Yankees Linchpin Mark Teixeira Has Path to Big Contract Year in 2016

    For the last seven years, Mark Teixeira has been paid large sums of money to play ball for the New York Yankees . It's good work if you can get it, and the stars are aligned in such a way that 2016 might not be the end of the road...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 11,861 reads 27 comments

  24. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Pitching Rotations in 2020

    We could talk about Major League Baseball's most dominant starting rotations going into 2016, but that's too easy. Instead, let's gaze waaaaaaaaaay into the future. As in, all the way to the year 2020...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 100,825 reads 271 comments

  25. Will Justin Verlander's Vintage End to 2015 Mean Big Things in 2016?

    The Detroit Tigers mean to go places this season, so it sure would help if Justin Verlander pitches like an ace...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 13,969 reads 18 comments