1. Why the Boston Red Sox Will Go from Worst to First in 2016

    Strictly going off their last four seasons, the Boston Red Sox have a 25 percent chance of finishing in first place in 2016 and a 75 percent chance of finishing in last place. But in the words of Han Solo, never tell me the odds...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 36,829 reads 191 comments

  2. Who Is the Big Winner of Dodgers-Reds-White Sox 3-Team Todd Frazier Trade?

    If you woke up this morning thinking it had been too long since Major League Baseball's last three-team blockbuster, we have good news! Such a trade materialized early Wednesday afternoon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 78,631 reads 178 comments

  3. Where Will Shelby Miller Blockbuster Rank in Most Lopsided MLB Trades of 2000s?

    Major League Baseball has seen some stuff, man. That's including, but not limited to, all the lopsided trades of this century. It's going to be hard for any trade to top those...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 23,456 reads 65 comments

  4. Tyson Ross or Carlos Carrasco Trade Would Make Cubs a Flawless Superteam

    We're through the looking glass, people. We can tell by the way we're gawking in awe at the Chicago Cubs , a team that hasn't won a World Series since Ford was introducing the Model T...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 40,514 reads 132 comments

  5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Remaining MLB Pitching, Hitting Markets

    The last pitch of the 2015 Major League Baseball season was thrown a month-and-a-half ago. It's been all offseason since then and a busy one at that. But there's still plenty left to do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 36,915 reads 67 comments

  6. Nationals Must Go All-in with Uncertain Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper Futures

    The Washington Nationals are in a spot where they can glance back and see a less-than-awesome 2015 season and also look forward at a future that could take both of their biggest homegrown stars away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 7,898 reads 19 comments

  7. MLB Teams Quietly Having Strong 2015 Offseasons

    At a time when Major League Baseball is silly with cash to spend on free agents and young talent to swap in trades, the hot-stove season has a dial that skips right past 11 and goes to 12...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 64,866 reads 105 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 66,239 reads 359 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 156,437 reads 146 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 39,810 reads 58 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 34,346 reads 41 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 48,542 reads 160 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 75,958 reads 122 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 2,870 reads 14 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 116,725 reads 8 comments

  16. 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

  17. 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 24,083 reads 87 comments

  18. 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 26,247 reads 66 comments

  19. 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 26,069 reads 70 comments

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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 29,104 reads 50 comments

  23. 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 112,414 reads 210 comments

  24. 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

  25. 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 29,049 reads 59 comments