1. Can Red Sox's MLB-Best Offense Make Real Run at 1,000 Runs in 2016?

    And now for a question that's not as absurd as it should be. Here's the deal: The Boston Red Sox 's offense has been really good in 2016. It's scored 324 runs in 54 games, an average of 6...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 35,859 reads 44 comments

  2. MLB Top Prospect Trea Turner Could Be Extra Spark for Contending Nationals

    They're already in first place in the NL East, but the Washington Nationals have decided to call in the cavalry anyway. As Talk Nats Blog first reported, Washington is expected to promote speedy shortstop Trea Turner, whom MLB...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 16,748 reads 21 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 44,438 reads 14 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 29,683 reads 69 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 14,489 reads 115 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 50,618 reads 80 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 12,679 reads 39 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 33,064 reads 81 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 41,615 reads 72 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 17,219 reads 57 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 13,456 reads 15 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 14,074 reads 12 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 15,390 reads 15 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 43,566 reads 185 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 12,764 reads 25 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 32,211 reads 216 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 22,441 reads 52 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 23,108 reads 45 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 11,559 reads 37 comments

  20. 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 12 months ago 50,351 reads 78 comments

  21. 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 12 months ago 48,803 reads 46 comments

  22. 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 12 months ago 20,092 reads 33 comments

  23. 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 12 months ago 35,316 reads 53 comments

  24. 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 12 months ago 14,476 reads 27 comments

  25. 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 12 months ago 10,557 reads 36 comments