1. Jason Heyward Splash Puts World Series-Chasing Chicago Cubs on Top of MLB

    The Chicago Cubs haven't won the World Series in 107 years. If they have it their way, the counter won't reach 108 years. And man, oh man, do they appear to be serious about that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 66,237 reads 359 comments

  2. Re-Ranking Top 25 Available MLB Free Agents, Trade Targets Post-Winter Meetings

    After this week's winter meetings and all that came before, there are now fewer players available on the offseason market than there was when the offseason started. Alas, it's withering away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 156,435 reads 146 comments

  3. Hitters Set to Take Their Swings at MLB Winter Market After Pitching Rules Early

    With the winter meetings in the rearview mirror, the Major League Baseball offseason is no longer young. And if we know anything, it's definitely that teams are now well-armed. You know, as opposed to well-batted...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 39,810 reads 58 comments

  4. Mets' Boosting Infield Depth with Walker, Cabrera Makes Up for Zobrist Whiff

    After listening to the buzz over the last few weeks, many of us expected Ben Zobrist to be a New York Met right now. Instead, he's a Chicago Cub. C'est la hot stove...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 34,345 reads 41 comments

  5. Starlin Castro Trade Is High-Reward Risk Yankees Can Afford to Take

    The New York Yankees have taken a second base situation that impressed nobody and have addressed it with a trade that doesn't seem to be satisfying everybody. But if you're among those who are on the fence, rest assured...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 48,540 reads 160 comments

  6. MLB Winter Meetings 2015 Day 2: Analyzing Impact of All the Latest Deals, Rumors

    After a flurry of action and talk at Day 1 of the winter meetings, Day 2 ended up being pretty darn busy in its own right...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 75,954 reads 122 comments

  7. What Giancarlo Stanton Can Learn from Barry Bonds to Maximize Superstardom

    Imagine, if you will, the most feared slugger in recent baseball history taking pointers from the most accomplished slugger in all of baseball history. Well, you can turn off your imagination now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 2,870 reads 14 comments

  8. Shocking Aroldis Chapman Allegations Cast Dark Cloud over MLB, Winter Meetings

    Just like that, the first big trade of the winter meetings has turned into an uncomfortable situation for the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angeles Dodgers and for Major League Baseball...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 116,724 reads 8 comments

  9. Early Trends That Will Shape the Rest of the 2015-16 MLB Offseason

    There's still an awful lot of winter between now and spring training. So, suffice it to say we don't know all there is to know about the 2015-16 Major League Baseball offseason just yet...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 9,167 reads 23 comments

  10. Where Do Dodgers Go Now After Whiffing on Zack Greinke, David Price?

    In spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few years, the Los Angeles Dodgers did their best John Hammond impression . In their pursuit of a championship, they spared no expense...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 24,082 reads 87 comments

  11. Is 26-Year-Old Jason Heyward Poised to Be MLB's Next 10-Year Megadeal?

    The rarest find in free agency is a 10-year contract. There have only been a few, and there isn't exactly an abundance of candidates for one this winter. There is one, though...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 26,245 reads 66 comments

  12. Is New Red Sox Ace David Price a Good Fit for Boston, Fenway Park?

    David Price 's path began in Tampa Bay , and it has since passed through Detroit and Toronto . Along the way, he's made five All-Star teams, won a Cy Young and has been generally awesome...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 26,063 reads 70 comments

  13. SF Giants Can't Sit Back on Even-Year Mystique to Be 2016 Threats

    Because 2015 was an odd year, the San Francisco Giants ' having a down year was inevitable. As evidenced by their World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014, even years are their jams...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 7,568 reads 26 comments

  14. David Price's Megadeal Leaves Dodgers and Giants to Fight over Zack Greinke

    There are three big winners of the mega-contract David Price signed on Tuesday. One is obviously Price, who is now filthy rich. Another is the Boston Red Sox, who finally have their ace...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 31,439 reads 109 comments

  15. Starlin Castro vs. Rob Refsnyder: Who Should Be Yankees' Future at Second Base?

    The guy who used to play there isn 't a realistic option , but the New York Yankees clearly need something at second base. As opposed to the, you know, nothing they've gotten out of the position since Robinson Cano left town two years ago...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 29,102 reads 50 comments

  16. Bleacher Report's Predictions for the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings, 1 Week Out

    Next Monday, the best and brightest minds of Major League Baseball will be yukking it up in Nashville, Tennessee, causing both the rumor mill and the transaction wire to go haywire...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 112,409 reads 210 comments

  17. Biggest Winners and Losers of the MLB Offseason's 1st Month

    I don't mean to alarm anyone, but the Major League Baseball offseason is already one month old. Or just about, anyway. Certainly, enough time has passed for us to look back and take stock of what's happened...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 76,348 reads 48 comments

  18. Carlos Carrasco Is MLB Offseason Pitching Market's Best Value

    Here's a rough estimate of how many talented starting pitchers are available this winter: like, a million. And for virtually all of them, the prices are pretty steep. Save for one apparent exception...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 29,011 reads 59 comments

  19. Freddie Freeman, Not Chris Davis, Is Clear Top First Baseman on MLB Market

    For teams on the hunt for a stud first baseman, Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles looms about as large on the offseason market as he does in real life. If a team wants to go for it at first base, it'll pay him the big bucks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,199 reads 43 comments

  20. Jason Heyward Would Transform the Angels into a Defensive Juggernaut

    If the Kansas City Royals taught the world anything in going to the World Series in 2014 and winning the Commissioner's Trophy in 2015, it's that defense matters. Like, a lot. Apparently, the Los Angeles Angels were paying very close attention...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 20,272 reads 43 comments

  21. Is Jose Fernandez Worth a Farm-Crippling Megatrade?

    Hey, you there. Unnamed general manager. Word is you're interested in a blockbuster trade for Jose Fernandez . Well, good luck convincing the Miami Marlins to do it. But if you can...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 30,301 reads 134 comments

  22. Robinson Cano Is Still Good, but His $240M Megadeal Is Becoming an Albatross

    From the sound of things, you'd think Robinson Cano is the worst baseball player, the biggest whiner and the most despicable human being ever. In reality, he's not that bad of a guy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 497,373 reads 73 comments

  23. 6 Key Takeaways from the Early Weeks of MLB Hot Stove Chatter

    The World Series ended three weeks ago. Ever since, it's been all quiet on the baseball front. Unless, of course, you count all the hot stove chatter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 125,948 reads 53 comments

  24. Cardinals Desperately Need Power, but Chris Davis Is Too Much of a Risk

    The St. Louis Cardinals had many good things going for them in 2015, but power was not one of them. As such, you can't blame them for having eyes on the best power hitter money can buy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 19,622 reads 37 comments

  25. Potential MLB Trade Market Impact Has Caught Up to Free-Agent Class

    Like most of us this time of year, Major League Baseball teams have great big lists of things to buy. All they have to decide now is where to shop: Free Agents 'R' Us, or Trades 'R' Us...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,626 reads 10 comments