1. Daniel Murphy Showing Signs His Epic 2015 Postseason Was No Mirage

    Daniel Murphy was the most powerful hitter on the planet for a couple of weeks last October. But once he cooled down in the World Series, it sure seemed like that was that. Or maybe not, as it turns out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 13,502 reads 46 comments

  2. How Worried Should Diamondbacks Be About $206.5 Million Man Zack Greinke?

    Somewhere in the executive offices of Chase Field, there may be a finger moving closer to the button marked "PANIC...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 54,229 reads 71 comments

  3. Winners and Losers from the First Week of the 2016 MLB Season

    After slogging through a long, cold winter and going through the motions in spring training, Major League Baseball has a full business week of 2016 regular-season action under its belt...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 67,067 reads 121 comments

  4. Kyle Schwarber's Fluke ACL Tear an Early Test for Cubs' Sky-High Expectations

    Just like that, the Chicago Cubs have gone from being the darlings of Major League Baseball back to being a team that must prove it's not eternally cursed...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 30,533 reads 94 comments

  5. Will Kershaw, Greinke or Bumgarner Be NL West's Top Ace in 2016 Division War?

    It's high noon in the NL West. Into a deserted clearing step Clayton Kershaw , Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner . A breeze rolls tumbleweeds across the ground...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 12,852 reads 79 comments

  6. Locked-In Starlin Castro, Healthy Yankees Lineup Teasing Explosive Potential

    It appears that all the New York Yankees offense needed to get going this season was a one-game warm-up. Also, somebody other than Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the opposition...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 32,095 reads 80 comments

  7. David Price Gives Red Sox the Ace They Have Desperately Missed

    When you spend $217 million on a pitcher you expect to be an ace, you want him to at least make a strong first impression. And Tuesday, that's exactly what David Price gave the Boston Red Sox ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 16,710 reads 48 comments

  8. Jake Arrieta's Opening Day Gem Puts Any Anxiety to Rest over 2015 CY Winner

    This is a weird thing to say about a pitcher who dominated like a fiend en route to winning the National League Cy Young in 2015, but here goes: Jake Arrieta appears to be just fine, thank you very much...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 13,046 reads 34 comments

  9. Bryce Harper's Encore and Biggest Takeaways from 2016 MLB Opening Day

    Everyone, say hello to the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Following a practice run Sunday, Opening Day arrived for real Monday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 73,020 reads 170 comments

  10. Royals Still Have All the Ingredients of Their Championship Formula in 2016

    In winning the American League pennant in 2014 and the World Series in 2015, the Kansas City Royals had a system. And on Opening Night of the 2016 season, they showed that the system still works...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 27,275 reads 85 comments

  11. Complete Preview, Predictions for Sunday's 2016 MLB Season Openers

    Who's ready for baseball that actually counts? Yes, it's finally here. Sunday is the day the 2016 Major League Baseball season begins, and not just with one game to whet everyone's appetite for Opening Day proper...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 58,611 reads 96 comments

  12. Pablo Sandoval Benching Is New Low in $95M Bust with Red Sox

    When the Boston Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval in the winter of 2014, their hope was surely that he would take his game to new heights. Instead, Sandoval has gone down, down and down some more...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 214,408 reads 129 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Full 2016 MLB Season Preview and Predictions

    The 2016 Major League Baseball season is nigh, so it's time to offer some predictions to the baseball gods...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 121,829 reads 503 comments

  14. Andrew McCutchen at Full Strength Paves Way for Monster Year in 2016

    There's just one way to explain Andrew McCutchen "only" finishing fifth in the National League MVP voting in 2015. The guy just had an off year. Sad, but true. But from the looks of things, 2015 is about to be ancient history...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 11,074 reads 21 comments

  15. Identifying the 'True Aces' of Major League Baseball Entering 2016

    If we were to pitch a show about Major League Baseball's best starting pitchers to HBO, it would obviously be called True Aces. That's the easy part. But we're here to consider what would be the hard part: casting it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 95,342 reads 288 comments

  16. MLB Spring Training 2016: Ranking the Most Alarming Superstar Performances

    Spring training really shouldn't be freakout season. But then, what the heck else are we supposed to do? Not freak out? No way, man. It can't be done. Especially not when so many superstar players don't look the part...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 128,064 reads 127 comments

  17. Maikel Franco's Monstrous Spring Signals MLB's Next Big Hitting Star Has Arrived

    Maikel Franco has apparently decided on the Kris Bryant route to stardom: hit a whole bunch of dingers in spring training, and then keep right on slugging in the regular season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 57,715 reads 51 comments

  18. Final Predictions for MLB's Most Hotly Contested 2016 Spring Position Battles

    With Opening Day creeping up on the calendar, teams across Major League Baseball are getting close to resolving one of very few things that matter in spring training: position battles...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 34,316 reads 31 comments

  19. 50 Reasons You Should Be Excited for the 2016 MLB Season

    With the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season now fast approaching, there's only one thing to do: ACTIVATE THE HYPE MACHINE! This is just our biased opinion, but baseball ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 54,321 reads 152 comments

  20. SF Giants' Big-Name, Big-Money Rotation Suddenly Far from a Sure Thing

    The San Francisco Giants did what they needed to do with their starting rotation this winter, rebuilding it into a unit strong enough to put them back atop the NL West...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 36,797 reads 62 comments

  21. MLB Spring Training Flops It's Not Too Early to Be Concerned About

    Oh, we really shouldn't be wringing our hands over bad spring training performances. But sometimes, well, it's just too hard not to...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 34,290 reads 119 comments

  22. Dodgers Should Unleash Top Prospect Jose De Leon in Final 2016 Rotation Spot

    After they lost Zack Greinke to free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers went after starting-pitching depth like they were doomsday preppers who could see a pitching apocalypse on the horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 22,014 reads 20 comments

  23. MLB Spring Training 2016: Mid-Spring Breakdown of 10 Key Position Battles

    Spring training in Major League Baseball may be little more than a glorified practice session, but it does serve one practical purpose. Without it, teams would have a tough time resolving their position battles...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 36,612 reads 22 comments

  24. What Could Giancarlo Stanton Do in Full Season If Bad Injury Luck Finally Ends?

    In 2016, baseball fans can still think about Giancarlo Stanton the way basketball fans thought about Stephen Curry circa 2012: With talent like that, just imagine what he might do with good health...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 12,948 reads 16 comments

  25. Will Miguel Cabrera's 40-Home Run Power Return in 2016?

    Even if he doesn't change a thing from last season, Miguel Cabrera should be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball in 2016. Given that he won his fourth batting title in five years in 2015, that just seems like a safe assessment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 10,668 reads 35 comments