1. Kyle Schwarber Is Next in Long Line of Cubs' Rising Offensive Stars

    With Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Addison Russell already in their lineup, seemingly the last thing the Chicago Cubs need is another talented young hitter. And yet there's Kyle Schwarber ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 67,075 reads 121 comments

  2. 2015 MLB Rookie of the Year Stock Watch, End of May Edition

    Major League Baseball has been overrun with youth in recent years, and the barrage isn't letting up in 2015. So if you like high drama in your awards races, the Rookie of the Year is the one for you...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 42,616 reads 136 comments

  3. MLB's Most Underappreciated Star Now Even Better After Breakout 2014

    Enough people appreciate the Mike Trouts, Clayton Kershaws , Miguel Cabreras , Bryce Harpers and Giancarlo Stantons of the baseball world. And they should! They're darn good players...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 18,614 reads 40 comments

  4. How Inevitable 2015 Oakland A's Fire Sale Will Shake Up MLB Landscape

    The Oakland A's are totally screwed. Come trading season, however, that won't be such a bad thing for either them or the rest of Major League Baseball. The "For Sale" sign is going to go up, and everyone will benefit...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 58,923 reads 110 comments

  5. After Hot Start, Yankees Looking Like Expected Flawed Roster

    Through the first five weeks of the 2015 season, the New York Yankees looked good. Like, really good. Legitimately good. ... Too good. Sure enough, what tends to happen with teams that look too good has happened to the Yankees...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 11,589 reads 64 comments

  6. Josh Donaldson's Huge Night Leads 4 MLB Walk-Offs: Tuesday MLB Takeaways

    The 2015 season has been a struggle for the Toronto Blue Jays, as their pitching has been a nightmare and they've spent the majority of their time trying to stay out of the AL East basement...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 13,464 reads 18 comments

  7. With Rangers Streaking, Josh Hamilton Could Be More Than Novelty in Texas

    When the Texas Rangers traded for Josh Hamilton in late April, it was easy to interpret the deal as a low-risk move that, at the least, would help generate interest in an otherwise uninteresting team...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 25,701 reads 27 comments

  8. Biggest Duds of MLB's 1st Quarter, Position by Position

    One thing you have to be willing to do early on in any given Major League Baseball season is forgive bad performances. It can, after all, take time for guys to get on track...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 100,264 reads 106 comments

  9. Prince Fielder's 2-HR Outburst Highlights Slugger's Huge Comeback Season

    A year ago, Prince Fielder looked finished. Finito. Spent. And any other synonym for the word "done." But as anybody who watched the Texas Rangers veteran first baseman in ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 16,170 reads 21 comments

  10. Do Red Sox Need to Gut Elite Farm System to Bolster Volatile Rotation?

    We're about to revisit a question about the Boston Red Sox that seemed to come with an easy answer a couple weeks ago...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 20,358 reads 53 comments

  11. MLB 'Contender or Pretender' Breakdown at the One-Quarter Mark

    We can stop guessing now. A quarter of the way through the 2015 season, we know who the big winners in Major League Baseball are. They're right there in plain sight. We do, however, have to decide whether to believe in them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 105,961 reads 273 comments

  12. With Corey Seager Looming, Dodgers Must Keep Jimmy Rollins on Short Leash

    The Los Angeles Dodgers ' new-look front office has already struck gold with an "out with the old, in with the new" maneuver. Its first was swapping out Matt Kemp for Joc Pederson, which has been a major victory ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 24,189 reads 20 comments

  13. With 1st Place Secure, NL East Likely in Nationals' Hands for Good

    A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Nationals were 7-13 and in a spot where nobody expected them to be at any point in the 2015 season: dead last in the NL East. Disappointment, thy name was Nats...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 8,577 reads 48 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's First-Quarter MLB Season Awards

    Just like that, a quarter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season has come and gone. Teams have played roughly 40 of their 162 games, offering a pretty good snapshot of what this season is all about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 64,854 reads 191 comments

  15. Michael Wacha Filling Adam Wainwright's Ace Shoes for MLB-Best Cardinals

    You'd think it would be impossible to downplay Adam Wainwright's season-ending injury and its effect on the St. Louis Cardinals . It's not like you can just snap your fingers and replace a guy like that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 10,222 reads 14 comments

  16. Bryce Harper Must Be At-All-Cost Pursuit as Yankees' Future Iconic Centerpiece

    Officially, the New York Yankees will be in the capital over the next two days for a two-game series against the Washington Nationals ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 122,998 reads 233 comments

  17. Breaking Down the New Stat Starting to Take Baseball by Storm

    The last thing baseball needs is more statistics. The game's language has been steeped in numbers since the very beginning, and we're at a point now where seemingly every baseball term has a numeric equivalent...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 77,060 reads 82 comments

  18. Marlins Revert to Strange Ways with Abrupt Dismissal of Manager Mike Redmond

    On the bright side, the Miami Marlins didn't get no-hit on Sunday. Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller came very close to doing the deed, but Justin Bour denied him with two outs in the ninth inning...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 30,397 reads 59 comments

  19. 7 Biggest Takeaways from Week 6's MLB Action

    Another week, another bundle of Major League Baseball storylines to take in. We're into Week 6 of the 2015 MLB season, and it's been just about as crowded with things happening as the five weeks that preceded it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 18,119 reads 62 comments

  20. As Cubs Phenoms Grab Eyes, Anthony Rizzo Has Become Top-10 MLB Hitter

    For a team that hasn't won a World Series in over 100 years and came into 2015 off a string of five straight losing seasons, it's remarkable just how much hype the Chicago Cubs are generating...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 23,844 reads 57 comments

  21. With NL East Lead Shrinking, Cubs Sweep a Reality Check for Mets

    Never mind the National League East; there was a time not too long ago when the New York Mets seemed to be on top of the world. They were 13-3 through 16 games, the last 11 of which were all W's...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 9,479 reads 54 comments

  22. Corey Kluber Gets Back on Track with an 18-K Start for the Ages

    Heading into Corey Kluber 's eighth start of 2015, the question on all our minds was what was wrong with the Cleveland Indians ace. It's not like Cy Young winners go 0-5 with 5...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 11,647 reads 15 comments

  23. Is Dodgers' Dominance Without Superstar Yasiel Puig Sustainable?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five in a row, 11 out of 14 and 22 out of 32 overall, giving them the second-best record in Major League Baseball. In the parlance of our times, they're so hot right now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 8,832 reads 31 comments

  24. Stephen Vogt Latest Example of A's Striking Gold in Unexpected Places

    The Oakland Athletics are as much a deep salvage operation as they are a baseball team. To get ahead, they'll go wherever they can in hopes of finding whatever they can. They don't hit on all their searches, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 9,895 reads 17 comments

  25. With Jeter Gone, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner Are 1-2 Nightmare

    With five weeks of the 2015 MLB season complete, we've gotten a pretty good look at the post-Derek Jeter New York Yankees . And sappiness be damned, they just don't quite look the same without him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 20,697 reads 35 comments