1. Clayton Kershaw Comes Up Small in the Biggest Start of His Life

    Clayton Kershaw 's worst postseason misadventures have mostly been tales of his having it and then losing it. In Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, he never had it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 30,799 reads 161 comments

  2. Dodgers vs. Cubs: Keys for Each Team to Win NLCS Game 6

    In Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs will take on the Curse of the Billy Goat and Clayton Kershaw will take on the narrative...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 16,049 reads 70 comments

  3. Biggest Studs and Duds of the 2016 MLB Postseason Thus Far

    The 2016 Major League Baseball postseason has featured studs, duds and everything in between. But since nobody cares about that last part, this discussion shall focus strictly on the first two...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 38,385 reads 118 comments

  4. Will Dodgers Regret Not Unleashing Clayton Kershaw on Cubs in NLCS Game 5?

    You know that thing about momentum being the next day's starting pitcher? The Los Angeles Dodgers are about to put that to an interesting test...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 23,561 reads 101 comments

  5. Blue Jays Suddenly Set Up for Comeback After Game 4 Momentum Swing

    The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to go where only one team has gone before. They took an important first step in Game 4 on Tuesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 17,136 reads 81 comments

  6. Red Sox's Championship Pedigree Permeating 2016 MLB Playoffs

    The Boston Red Sox themselves are nowhere to be seen, but there are still Red Sox ties everywhere you look in the 2016 postseason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 5,109 reads 2 comments

  7. Indians' Victory in Bloody-Finger Game Sets Corey Kluber Up for the Kill

    The Toronto Blue Jays found out in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series that the Cleveland Indians can bleed after all. But unfortunately for the Blue Jays, that applied to only one of the Indians...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 51,088 reads 65 comments

  8. Dodgers Blow Chance to Deal Cubs Another NLCS Nightmare

    On Saturday night, the Chicago Cubs won their first National League Championship Series game since way back in 2003. They couldn't have done it without a few assists from the Los Angeles Dodgers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 7,399 reads 36 comments

  9. Andrew Miller Has Become the Mariano Rivera of New Postseason Age

    What do you get when you take the postseason version of Mariano Rivera, flip him around, replace his deadly cutter with a deadly slider and ask him to take on a slightly different role? Basically the Andrew Miller you're seeing right now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 20,825 reads 55 comments

  10. Biggest Takeaways from MLB's 2016 ALDS, NLDS Action

    We learned a few things in the 2016 American League and National League Division Series. We learned it will be the Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays in the AL Championship Series and the Los Angeles Dodgers vs...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 22,542 reads 60 comments

  11. NLDS 2016: Keys for Dodgers, Nationals to Win Game 5

    The first and only winner-take-all game of the 2016 MLB division series will go down Thursday at Nationals Park. Los Angeles Dodgers. Washington Nationals. Game 5 of the National League Division Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 14,442 reads 24 comments

  12. NLDS Game 5 Can Put Max Scherzer Back on Map as Clutch Postseason Ace

    Max Scherzer has started 276 games in the major leagues. That includes 11 in the postseason, which have covered a World Series game and Game 6 of the American League Championship Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 10,977 reads 21 comments

  13. The Blue Jays vs. Indians ALCS Goes Through Andrew Miller

    In Terry Francona's script for the latest season of MLB 's hit drama Postseason Baseball , the most important role in the American League Championship Series may be a middle reliever...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 12,653 reads 18 comments

  14. Clayton Kershaw Saved from Another Year as Postseason Goat

    Chase Utley saved Clayton Kershaw from being the goat. Again. As far as the Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned, there was a happy ending to Game 4 of their National League Division Series on Tuesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 28,811 reads 83 comments

  15. Cubs Proving to Be Not Just the Best, but Deepest Team in Baseball

    When the goal is to snap a World Series championship drought that's existed for longer than Wrigley Field itself, it's best to leave as little as possible to chance. That pretty much explains the 2016 Chicago Cubs ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 48,850 reads 117 comments

  16. David Price's Postseason Demons Follow Him to Boston, Put Red Sox in ALDS Hole

    When pitcher David Price was introduced as the Boston Red Sox 's new $217 million toy last December, he said something the future would either vindicate or bring back to haunt him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 22,825 reads 49 comments

  17. Addison Russell Q&A: 'We're Definitely Embracing What We Have Here in Chicago'

    If the Chicago Cubs have their way, 2016 will be the year they finally end a 108-year World Series championship drought and send the Curse of the Billy Goat the way of the Curse of the Bambino ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 6,672 reads 8 comments

  18. Marco Estrada, Blue Jays Open ALDS with Statement-Making Rout

    From the way it was being billed, the American League Division Series showdown between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers sounded less like a baseball affair and more like a prizefight...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 15,010 reads 51 comments

  19. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Overall Top 300 Players

    Over the past few weeks, the 2016 Bleacher Report MLB 300 has been ranking the top players at each individual position. Now it's time for the grand finale: the complete list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 84,953 reads 152 comments

  20. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 30 Relief Pitchers of 2016

    It's only appropriate that the Bleacher Report MLB 300 nears its finish with a look at the guys who finish games. It's time for the top relief pitchers of the 2016 Major League Baseball season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 44,989 reads 67 comments

  21. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 5 Designated Hitters of 2016

    The next stop on the 2016 Bleacher Report MLB 300 will be brief. It's time to look at the top designated hitters in the league. Only 15 teams get to use the DH, and relatively few of them have a full-timer at the position...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 16,475 reads 38 comments

  22. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 40 Corner Outfielders of 2016

    And now for the final stop on the Bleacher Report MLB 300's tour of the top position players of the 2016 Major League Baseball season: corner outfielders...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 30,249 reads 89 comments

  23. Giants Show Postseason Mojo in Stunning Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

    Throughout most of the second half, the San Francisco Giants have been cursed by black magic rather than blessed by the strange magic that led them to World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 6,675 reads 12 comments

  24. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Center Fielders of 2016

    Having concluded its tour around the infield at third base , the B/R MLB 300 now heads to the outfield. First up are the top center fielders of the 2016 Major League Baseball season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 36,616 reads 66 comments

  25. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 80 Starting Pitchers of 2016

    It's time for the B/R MLB 300 to take a break from bats and gloves and focus on the arms. First up: starting pitchers. There are typically 150 starting pitchers in Major League Baseball at any given moment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 43,874 reads 130 comments