1. Rangers Star Rookie Nomar Mazara Looks Ready to Live Up to All the Hype

    It's not a set-in-stone rule or anything, but it sure seems like a Major League Baseball season can't qualify as modern unless at least one top-ranked hitting prospect takes the league by storm...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,749 reads 17 comments

  2. How Far Can Rockies Sensation Trevor Story Take His Historic Home Run Binge?

    Since they've all been heard by now, let's skip the puns and grant that Trevor Story and his many dingers have been one of the best parts of the first couple of weeks of the 2016 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,090 reads 13 comments

  3. Adam Wainwright's Early Struggles Should Have the Cardinals on Edge

    And now for a question that's simultaneously the last thing the St. Louis Cardinals want to ask, and also the first thing they currently can't ignore: What if Adam Wainwright ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 9,637 reads 18 comments

  4. Examining the Loud Return of Robinson Cano's Big Home Run Power

    You know what they say about $240 million contracts. It's amazing how quickly they can go from looking like money well spent to money wasted and back to money well spent again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 5,744 reads 5 comments

  5. Vince Velasquez's 16-K Shutout Has Phillies Celebrating Ken Giles Trade Steal

    Per the early results, the recent trade between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies should be referred to not as "the Ken Giles trade," but as "the Vince Velasquez trade...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 21,803 reads 28 comments

  6. Is 50-Homer Korean Slugger Byung Ho Park Cut Out for MLB Stardom?

    Byung Ho Park was basically the Bryce Harper of the Korea Baseball Organization. In his last four seasons, in particular, many baseballs were obliterated by his bat...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 35,487 reads 12 comments

  7. Carlos Rodon Flashing His Potential as Next White Sox Ace

    It's clear the Chicago White Sox mean for Carlos Rodon to be another ace left-hander alongside Chris Sale. He was their No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft, and they called him to The Show after only nine appearances in the minors...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 6,278 reads 16 comments

  8. Noah Syndergaard Is Quickly Transforming into MLB's Most Electric Ace

    Officially, Noah Syndergaard is nicknamed Thor after the comic book superhero. But right now, you'd swear the comic book hero is actually named after him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 19,828 reads 83 comments

  9. Introducing the Next Wave of Future MLB Superstars Currently in MiLB

    Major League Baseball isn't hurting for young stars these days. It has enough. More than enough, even. But since more are on the way, you might as well get to know them ahead of time...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 35,096 reads 36 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 13,516 reads 46 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 54,250 reads 71 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 67,100 reads 121 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 30,547 reads 94 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 12,865 reads 79 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 32,110 reads 80 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 16,725 reads 48 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 13,056 reads 34 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 73,183 reads 170 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 27,284 reads 85 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 58,621 reads 96 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 214,470 reads 129 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 121,939 reads 503 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 11,090 reads 21 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 95,724 reads 288 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 128,104 reads 127 comments