1. 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 9 months ago 51,932 reads 22 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 103,900 reads 74 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 12,826 reads 58 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 72,883 reads 66 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 57,535 reads 80 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 32,651 reads 20 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 11,811 reads 17 comments

  8. Madison Bumgarner's Game 5 Shutout Cements All-Time-Great Postseason

    After beginning the postseason as one of the more underappreciated aces in baseball, Madison Bumgarner is now the foremost ace on everyone's mind. Authoring one of the greatest postseasons in baseball history will do that for you...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 49,731 reads 72 comments

  9. Royals' Game 3 Win Proves Not Even Ned Yost's Gambles Can Stop Their Bullpen

    Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost didn't make it easy on his bullpen in Game 3 of the World Series. Were it a lesser bullpen, it might have snapped. It's a good thing, then, that the Royals bullpen is anything but "lesser...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 22,079 reads 45 comments

  10. What's Next for Joe Maddon's Managerial Future After Shocking Opt-Out?

    So then, are there any takers for a two-time Manager of the Year with a .552 winning percentage since 2008 and an American League pennant to his name? A guy like that just so happens to be available, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 48,550 reads 121 comments

  11. Will Losing Billy Butler in San Francisco Doom Royals' World Series Hopes?

    The Kansas City Royals ' best hitter in the first two games of the World Series was Billy Butler . In Games 3, 4 and 5 of the series, here's where you'll be able to spot him: On the bench...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 31,226 reads 48 comments

  12. Buster Posey's Career Path Signals MLB May Already Have 'Next Derek Jeter'

    Hey, have you heard the one about Buster Posey being the next Derek Jeter? Of course you have. Probably a lot. Possibly too often by now. But there is something to it, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 8,204 reads 35 comments

  13. It's Far from Panic Time for Giants in World Series Despite Game 2 Loss

    The San Francisco Giants had a chance to head home from Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Royals in the World Series, otherwise known as a pretty good spot to be in. Well, they're not...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 10,697 reads 40 comments

  14. Where the Underrated Bruce Bochy Ranks Among Elite MLB Managers

    Currently managing in the 2014 World Series is a guy who just doesn't get enough credit. No, not Ned Yost ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 8,430 reads 15 comments

  15. James Shields' Ongoing Struggles Create World Series Dilemma for Royals

    The Kansas City Royals began their October run with their share of question marks, but not atop their starting rotation. In James Shields , they had a guy who could match up with anybody...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 14,394 reads 10 comments

  16. World Series 2014: Series Preview and Game-by-Game Predictions

    On paper, the idea of an 88-win team squaring off against an 89-win team in the World Series isn't overly appealing...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 35,345 reads 82 comments

  17. James Shields Must Earn Back 'Big Game James' Reputation in World Series

    Returning to the postseason for the first time since 1985, the Kansas City Royals were a force of nature in ripping through the Oakland A's, Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles to get to the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 5,730 reads 5 comments

  18. Brian Sabean Deserves Big Praise for Assembling Giants' 2014 NL Champion Roster

    In a season defined by standout performances from their biggest stars, the characteristically steady managing of Bruce Bochy and, most recently, one of the great heroic blasts ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,565 reads 12 comments

  19. What Is Behind San Francisco Giants' Bizarre Even-Year Postseason Magic?

    It's too easy to say it. But with the San Francisco Giants having punched their ticket to a third World Series in the last five years, we might as well: Death, taxes and the Giants in the World Series in even years...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 43,655 reads 64 comments

  20. World Series 2014: Giants vs. Royals Position-by-Position Breakdown

    Here's the storyline for the 2014 World Series : Either a team is going to put itself in dynasty territory with a third title in five years or a club is going to end a 29-year postseason drought by going out on top...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 84,583 reads 373 comments

  21. Cardinals Need Vintage Effort from Struggling Adam Wainwright to Save Season

    Under normal circumstances, turning to staff ace Adam Wainwright to save their season would be the ideal scenario for the St. Louis Cardinals . The circumstances the Cardinals are facing right now, however, are not normal...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 6,953 reads 30 comments

  22. Are We Witnessing the Devaluing of the Big-Game Postseason Ace Blueprint?

    True or false: You need at least one ace starting pitcher to succeed in the postseason. Past Octobers have conditioned us to immediately think "true." But this October is weird...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 5,891 reads 6 comments

  23. Andrew Friedman's Baseball Genius, Dodgers Resources Are Dangerous MLB Marriage

    The other 29 teams in Major League Baseball already had good reasons to fear the Los Angeles Dodgers , between all their riches and all their star power...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 29,440 reads 50 comments

  24. Ned Yost's Questionable Decisions Keep Coming Up Roses in ALCS

    There was a point during the American League Wild Card Game that Ned Yost was crowned King Bonehead of Manager Earth, with his punishment being eternal mockery. But then his Kansas City Royals stormed back to beat the Oakland A's...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 5,347 reads 8 comments

  25. Yadier Molina's Absence Would Be Critical Blow to Cardinals' Title Hopes

    Game 2 of the National League Championship Series ended with the St. Louis Cardinals faithful at Busch Stadium going crazy in the ninth inning...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 16,338 reads 32 comments