1. MLB Should Make Bold Move to Juice Baseball to Combat Shrinking Offense

    Major League Baseball did the right thing when it took juice out of the players. It must now do the right thing by putting juice into the ball. Yeah, I know. The idea of a juiced ball puts baseball fans on high alert...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 16,917 reads 46 comments

  2. Would Giants Be Wiser to Risk $100M Deal on Yasmany Tomas or Pablo Sandoval?

    Let's play a game of "Spend the San Francisco Giants ' Money!" Today's contestants: Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas and third baseman Pablo Sandoval ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 12,527 reads 18 comments

  3. With Jon Lester's Suitors Lining Up, Where Is the Best Fit for Him?

    Jon Lester hasn't found a contract just yet, but it's clear he has found one thing on the open market: Options. Yes, lots and lots of options. Last week, Rob Bradford of WEEI...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 47,688 reads 121 comments

  4. Hanley Ramirez to the Mariners Would Shift AL's Balance of Power

    When the Seattle Mariners signed Robinson Cano last winter, a prevailing train of thought was that they were probably more than one star away from being a contender. Except not, as it turned out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 26,399 reads 49 comments

  5. Giancarlo Stanton Is Best Bet of MLB's Contract Risks Thanks to Age, Opt-Out

    Whenever Major League Baseball gets a new record-sized contract, it's tempting to get into hand-wringing and bellyaching about the league's eternally reckless spending...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 18,637 reads 11 comments

  6. A.J. Burnett Takes Less Money to Return to Where Everything Clicked

    Despite frequent insistence to the contrary, free-agent signings are almost always about the money. That's what it's all about, you know. But not for A.J. Burnett . On Friday, he decided to be a very rare exception to the rule...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 21,959 reads 28 comments

  7. Jon Lester-Theo Epstein Reunion Is Must-Have Splash to Make Young Cubs a Threat

    You'll know President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein finally has the Chicago Cubs ready to make a run at ending their 106-year championship drought when he strikes a deal with an old associate of his: Jon Lester ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 13,797 reads 20 comments

  8. Mike Trout Finally Crowned with AL MVP Award He's Deserved Since 2012

    Mike Trout is the most valuable player in the American League . Like, for real this time. Trout has been the class of the Junior Circuit since his call-up in 2012, but now he has an award that says so...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 7,072 reads 80 comments

  9. Should Braves Look to Trade Justin Upton, Jason Heyward Before It's Too Late?

    Never mind the Atlanta Braves trading Justin Upton or Jason Heyward. Here's a much bolder idea: the Braves trading Upton and Heyward. For now, the Braves don't appear set on doing that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 19,079 reads 68 comments

  10. After Historic Cy Young Season, Can Clayton Kershaw Possibly Get Any Better?

    It's hard to climb any higher when you're already on top of the world. And yet, that's what Clayton Kershaw must now try to do. First things first, though. Kershaw has a new trophy to add to his collection...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 13,120 reads 67 comments

  11. Which 2014-2015 MLB Free Agents Will Be This Year's Surprise Steals?

    Perhaps there was a time when it was easy to find cheap talent on the free-agent market, but it's certainly not now. Player salaries are always going up...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 10,385 reads 0 comments

  12. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Top 100 Players Available in Free Agency, Trades

    After looking at all the key positions individually, it's now time for the final stop on the B/R MLB Offseason 100. The complete list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 107,698 reads 36 comments

  13. Jacob deGrom's NL ROY Win Highlights Increasingly Bright Future of Mets Rotation

    You know, we really should get to work thinking of a good nickname for the New York Mets ' starting rotation. Why? Well, put it this way: Now's a good time to realize it's going to need one before long...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 15,230 reads 44 comments

  14. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 20 Outfielders Available This Winter

    With corner and middle infielders and catchers all taken care of, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 has one last stop to make on the position-player circuit: outfielders. We have a list of 20 outfielders available on the winter market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 27,653 reads 15 comments

  15. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 10 Catchers Available This Winter

    With both corner and middle infielders taken care of, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now head behind the dish for a look at the top catchers available on the winter market. Our list of catchers includes 10 names...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 31,589 reads 17 comments

  16. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Middle Infielders Available This Winter

    After checking in with the top corner infielders available this winter, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now turn its focus to the middle of the diamond. We've arranged a list of 15 middle infielders who figure to be available...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 18,421 reads 16 comments

  17. B/R Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Corner Infielders Available This Winter

    After getting started with the top starting and relief pitchers on the market this winter, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now turn to hitters with a look at the top corner infielders available...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 18,755 reads 16 comments

  18. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Relief Pitchers Available This Winter

    After getting started with a look at the top starting pitchers available on the offseason market, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now continue with a look at the top relief pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 15,570 reads 6 comments

  19. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 25 Starting Pitchers Available This Winter

    With the arrival of the 2014-2015 Major League Baseball offseason, dozens upon dozens of players are now available either on the free-agent market or the trade market. That means there's some ranking to be done...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 51,914 reads 22 comments

  20. The 10 Biggest Must-Follow Storylines of the Upcoming MLB Offseason

    Want to know which storylines you should be following during Major League Baseball's 2014-2015 offseason? Well, ideally all of them. There will be a lot going on , you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 103,900 reads 74 comments

  21. Should the Boston Red Sox Trade Yoenis Cespedes This Offseason?

    As soon as he came, there he went. That could be the final narrative of Yoenis Cespedes ' time with the Boston Red Sox . And given the various parameters in play, it really should be...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 12,782 reads 58 comments

  22. Bleacher Report's Complete 2014-2015 MLB Offseason Preview

    Weep, for the 2014 Major League Baseball season is over. And now rejoice, for the 2014-2015 MLB offseason has begun! That is a thing worth being excited about, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 72,881 reads 66 comments

  23. Series MVP Madison Bumgarner's Heroics on 2 Days' Rest Cap Immortal October

    Madison Bumgarner 's postseason performance didn't need a finishing touch. After all he had done leading up to Game 7 of the World Series, his October was already one for the books...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 57,526 reads 80 comments

  24. Tim Hudson's 1st World Series Ring of 16-Year Career Rests on His Own Shoulder

    It took 16 seasons and pretty close to 500 major league appearances for Tim Hudson to finally get a chance to pitch in the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 32,625 reads 20 comments

  25. Is Royals' Shocking 2014 Rise a 1-Year Wonder or the Real Deal?

    Down 3-2 to the San Francisco Giants , the Kansas City Royals could lose the World Series Tuesday night. Either that, or they'll fight back in Game 6 and decide their fate Wednesday in a Game 7...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 11,808 reads 17 comments