1. Red Sox Pay Heavy but Necessary Price to Go for It with Drew Pomeranz

    For the second time in less than a year, the Boston Red Sox have paid a heavy price for a left-handed starter they hope can take them over the top. Actually, better make that a very heavy price...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 52,403 reads 64 comments

  2. MLB's Biggest Surprises, Disappointments of 2016's 1st Half

    Apart from Mike Trout being all forms of awesome and Jacob deGrom having marvelous hair, little is predictable in a Major League Baseball season. The sport deals in surprises and disappointments...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 37,800 reads 74 comments

  3. MLB All-Star Game 2016: Full Midsummer Classic Preview and Predictions

    Before long, the stars will descend on San Diego's Petco Park and Major League Baseball's annual midsummer bash will begin. The wait for the 2016 All-Star Game is over...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 16,491 reads 45 comments

  4. Troy Tulowitzki's Revival Adds Thunder to Blue Jays' Surging Offense

    A red-hot Troy Tulowitzki fitting into a red-hot lineup is just what the Toronto Blue Jays had in mind when they traded for him last July. Almost a year later, they're getting what they wished for...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 16,798 reads 26 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's Full Preview, Predictions for 2016 MLB Trade Season

    In a few days, Major League Baseball will break for the All-Star Game. It'll be a nice, lighthearted exhibition for everyone involved. But after that, things are going to get nutty...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 104,691 reads 124 comments

  6. How Jose Fernandez Has Become MLB's Most Lethal Strikeout Pitcher in 2016

    We better have a good excuse if we're going to put a modern pitcher in the company of Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez. Their names are not to be used lightly. Currently providing a good excuse, however, is Jose Fernandez ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 7,265 reads 25 comments

  7. Which Pitchers Should Start for the AL and NL All-Stars?

    Any fool can pick an All-Star starting lineup. All you have to do is sit at your computer and click away until you reach the voting limit or you get carpal tunnel syndrome, whichever comes first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 20,260 reads 49 comments

  8. What Should We Make of Jake Arrieta and the Cubs' Recent Stumbles?

    Jake Arrieta is trying to author a worthy follow-up to a Cy Young-winning season, and he's doing it on a Chicago Cubs team that's trying to end a 108-year championship drought...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 25,102 reads 103 comments

  9. It's Time to Take the Indians Seriously as Cleveland's Other Title Contender

    Remember when the Cavaliers were the hottest act in Cleveland? You know, what with their winning the NBA Finals and snapping the city's 52-year championship drought? Well, they had their time...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 14,009 reads 54 comments

  10. 2016 MLB All-Star Rosters: B/R's 34-Man Roster Predictions

    The votes are in, and now we wait for the official word on who's invited to the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Perhaps there will be some surprises. Unless, of course, all our predictions come true...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 109,854 reads 238 comments

  11. Wil Myers' Return to Stardom Could Create Trade-Market Frenzy

    It's happening a year later than they would have liked, but Wil Myers has become a star for the San Diego Padres in 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 22,178 reads 25 comments

  12. Yasiel Puig Could Be Fighting for His LA Dodgers Future the Rest of 2016

    It was roughly this time three years ago that Yasiel Puig was putting the finishing touches on a debut month for the ages...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 70,524 reads 39 comments

  13. Kris Bryant's Epic 3-HR Game Shines Light on Leap from Phenom to Superstar

    Kris Bryant was the College Player of the Year in 2013, the Minor League Player of the Year in 2014 and the National League Rookie of the Year in 2015. Clearly, the guy likes to outdo himself...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 46,885 reads 189 comments

  14. Francisco Lindor's Big Day Highlights Status as MLB's Most Overlooked Star

    There's a shortstop in the American League who has all the qualities of a superstar. He's very young, very charismatic and very skilled at hitting, baserunning and fielding. Carlos Correa? Good guess...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 34,397 reads 104 comments

  15. Giancarlo Stanton's Awakening Could Be Major Boost for Upstart Marlins

    The Miami Marlins have virtually the same winning percentage as the New York Mets . They've been flying, er, swimming under the radar, but they have some swagger going. And now it looks like they may finally have their slugger going too...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 4,844 reads 8 comments

  16. Mike Trout Blockbuster Trade Is Impossible Call Angels Must Make

    It's the decision the Los Angeles Angels don't want to make. And by golly, it's the kind of decision no team should ever have to make...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 75,074 reads 249 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's 'Future 50': Ranking MLB's Stars of the Future

    Hello and welcome to Bleacher Report's Future 50. This project aims to identify the 50 most promising prospects in Major League Baseball...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 58,563 reads 119 comments

  18. AL ERA Leader Steven Wright Filling Red Sox's Need for Co-Ace with David Price

    This seemed to be the state of the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation at the outset of 2016: a true ace in David Price, a few guys they hoped could be his co-ace, and a knuckleballer who figured to be neither...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 6,543 reads 5 comments

  19. Tim Lincecum's 'Freak' Days Are Over, but His Career Still Has Life

    One year, one hip surgery, six-and-a-half months on the open market and three minor league starts since the last time he toed a major league mound, Tim Lincecum sent a message Saturday: The Freak lives...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 23,981 reads 20 comments

  20. Colby Lewis' Bid for History Highlights Unsung Hero of Rangers' AL-Best Rotation

    The most productive starting pitcher in the American League 's best rotation came close to making history Thursday. As a general concept, that sounds like something that  would  happen...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 6,596 reads 14 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's 2016 MLB All-Star Game Roster Predictions, 1 Month Out

    Between the fans, the players and the managers, quite a few minds will go into selecting the rosters for this year's MLB All-Star Game...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 54,965 reads 226 comments

  22. Jurickson Profar Showing Star Talent Rangers Hoped for After 2 Lost Years

    You can already imagine it on a shelf at your local book store: Better Late Than Never: The Jurickson Profar Story ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 9,129 reads 21 comments

  23. Cincinnati Reds' Adam Duvall Is the Surprise MLB Slugger of 2016

    According to the best measure we have, the top power hitter in Major League Baseball in 2016 is David Ortiz. That's not too surprising. Although he's 40 years old, he's still David Ortiz...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 28,425 reads 16 comments

  24. Ryan Braun and Jay Bruce Looking Like Game-Changing Trade Assets

    There are two guys in the NL Central having great bounce-back seasons but whose efforts are being wasted on clubs that are about as bad as everyone expected them to be. It sounds like these two guys would be better off in greener pastures...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 29,595 reads 39 comments

  25. 2016 MLB Draft Results: Biggest Winners and Losers of the Entire Draft

    Exactly 1,216 picks later, the 2016 Major League Baseball draft is over. We'll know how everyone made out in, oh, five years or so...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 162,813 reads 106 comments