1. How 36-Year-Old MLB Journeyman Rich Hill Has Become a Potential All-Star

    Rich Hill doesn't dwell on things that aren't important. Even if that means shrugging at his status as one of baseball's best pitchers and, in all probability, a likely first-time All-Star at the age of 36...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 44,362 reads 14 comments

  2. What's Wrong with Bryce Harper After Shocking Extended Slump?

    Remember when Bryce Harper was Bryce Harper? Oh, sure. The Washington Nationals ' star right fielder has occasionally looked like himself here and there in recent weeks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 29,663 reads 69 comments

  3. Chase Utley Gets Last Laugh as Dodgers-Mets Rivalry Intensifies

    It was already clear the New York Mets had beef with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and then Chase Utley happened. Sorry, that should read Chase Utley happened again ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 14,480 reads 115 comments

  4. 2016 MLB Rookie of the Year Stock Watch, May Edition

    Another year, another season of Major League Baseball having more talented rookies than it knows what to do with. And if nothing else, that makes for enticing Rookie of the Year races...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 50,593 reads 80 comments

  5. Is Aledmys Diaz the Next in Long Line of MLB's Shortstop Stars?

    Aledmys Diaz has already done one thing that's hard to do in today's MLB : emerge as a surprise star. Now all he needs to do is prove this is for real. For the moment, the St...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 12,667 reads 39 comments

  6. Matt Harvey's Nightmare Plunge to Rock Bottom Should Force Mets' Hand

    Matt Harvey , the one they call the "Dark Knight of Gotham," has become a riddle in need of a solution. For the New York Mets , that should involve taking him off the mound. At least for a little while...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 33,061 reads 81 comments

  7. Corey Seager Is Already Beginning Transition from Top Prospect to MLB Star

    Not even the best young ballplayers can escape humility forever. For proof, look no further than the wall Corey Seager hit in his first April as a major leaguer...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 41,609 reads 72 comments

  8. Matt Cain's Resurgence Yet Another Weapon for Streaking Giants

    The San Francisco Giants were coming up short for a while there. After going into 2016 amid loads of hype, they were under .500 as recently as May 10. But all of a sudden, the Giants are making it look suspiciously like an even year...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 17,217 reads 57 comments

  9. Yu Darvish's Comeback Could Be Deciding Factor in Mariners-Rangers Race

    The race in the American League West is just tight enough to possibly be decided by one man. Yu Darvish , come on down. The Texas Rangers trail the Seattle Mariners by only a game-and-a-half, but they could use some help...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 13,452 reads 15 comments

  10. Tim Lincecum and the Angels Are an Ideal Match of Need, Opportunity

    On today's episode of "Things That Were Meant to Be," we have the Los Angeles Angels and Tim Lincecum . A deal between the Angels and the two-time Cy Young Award winner had been in the air for a few days and is now complete...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 14,073 reads 12 comments

  11. Dodgers Shouldn't Mess with Phenom Pitcher Julio Urias

    The Los Angeles Dodgers definitely have problems in their bullpen, and they definitely need to seek out solutions. What's not so definite is that Julio Urias is the one they're looking for...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 15,379 reads 15 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's 2016 1st-Quarter MLB Season Awards

    For a sport that's not known for being fast-paced, time really flies in baseball. The 2016 MLB season is already a quarter of the way in the bag. That means we're here for an updated look at the major awards races...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 43,561 reads 185 comments

  13. Clayton Kershaw vs. Mike Trout Is What Makes MLB Interleague Worth It

    Many will say interleague play in Major League Baseball has lost its luster, but it still has at least one gift to give every year. It's an annual showdown of epic proportions, and the time has come for it to be renewed in 2016: Clayton Kershaw vs...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 12,712 reads 25 comments

  14. Rougned Odor Landed the Punch, but Jose Bautista Deserves Strong Punishment Too

    Jose Bautista and Rougned Odor started a brawl over the weekend, and one of them figures to pay an especially heavy price for it. But don't think for a second the other should get off easy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 32,177 reads 216 comments

  15. David Ortiz Building on Clutch Legend, Gunning for Historic Farewell Season

    How much will David Ortiz add to the legend in his final season? Based on the early returns, as much as he can...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 22,431 reads 52 comments

  16. Are the Phillies Really 2016 Contenders or Just Ahead of Schedule in Rebuild?

    The Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to be easy to ignore in 2016. They were supposed to be bad, and that was supposed to be that. But instead, here we are in the middle of May, wondering if they're actually this good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 23,101 reads 45 comments

  17. Red Sox's High-Octane Offense Fueling Rise Back to MLB Prominence

    No matter where you live, what time it is or whether they're even playing at the moment, you can bet that the Boston Red Sox just scored. That's the way it's been going for them lately...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,557 reads 37 comments

  18. What If the Yankees Became 2016 Trade-Deadline Sellers?

    It's looking like not even the New York Yankees can outrun losing forever, and that raises a question. What would it look like if they decided to make the best of a bad situation? ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 50,348 reads 78 comments

  19. What Is Behind MLB's Struggling Ace Epidemic in 2016?

    It's hard out here for an ace. Two years after hitting a modern nadir at 3.82 in 2014, the ERA for starting pitchers is up to 4.11 in 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 48,802 reads 46 comments

  20. Stephen Strasburg's 7-Year, $175M Extension Is Calculated Risk for Nationals

    The Washington Nationals have decided to count on a guy who's traditionally been hard to count on. They could be glad they did. For now, Stephen Strasburg can count his money...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 20,087 reads 33 comments

  21. David Price's Latest Dud Turns Slow Start with Red Sox into Real Concern

    The Boston Red Sox made a $217 million bet that David Price would be the ace they badly needed. And at first , it seemed like he would be...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 35,311 reads 53 comments

  22. Matt Harvey's Struggles Have Impact Beyond Present-Day Mets

    The New York Mets had every reason to plan on Matt Harvey being one of baseball's best pitchers this season. When healthy, he generally hasn't known how to be anything else...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 14,473 reads 27 comments

  23. Robinson Cano, Mariners Look Primed to End MLB's Longest Playoff Drought

    Many thought 2015 would be the year the Seattle Mariners finally snapped a postseason drought they'd been mired in since 2001. Those many turned out to be wrong. But now, it's looking like they're only going to be off by one year...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,553 reads 36 comments

  24. Giancarlo Stanton Rounding Back into Elite Form for Surging Marlins

    Be careful out there. 'Tis the season when you never know if a Giancarlo Stanton home run ball might come falling out of the sky. The Miami Marlins right fielder went into Wednesday with five home runs in his last eight games...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 13,324 reads 33 comments

  25. What Is Behind NL's Offensive Leap in 2016's First Month?

    The National League has come here to chew bubblegum and score runs. And it's all out of bubblegum. The first month of 2016 has indeed been a rowdy one for Senior Circuit offenses...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 20,667 reads 38 comments