1. 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 over 1 year ago 95,729 reads 288 comments

  2. 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

  3. 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 over 1 year ago 57,789 reads 51 comments

  4. 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 over 1 year ago 34,321 reads 31 comments

  5. 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 over 1 year ago 54,797 reads 152 comments

  6. 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 over 1 year ago 36,814 reads 62 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 34,307 reads 119 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 22,037 reads 20 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 36,620 reads 22 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 12,994 reads 16 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 10,700 reads 35 comments

  12. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Offenses in 2020

    The most dominant offense in Major League Baseball this season will probably belong to the Toronto Blue Jays. After what they did last year , call it a hunch. But in the year 2020? Now that's a good question...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 57,722 reads 143 comments

  13. Rocketing NY Stardom Putting Big Pressure on Yoenis Cespedes in 2016

    Yo definitely knows baseball. Through that and his larger-than-life personality, Yo has also come to know what it's like to be a superstar athlete in New York. But there's a dark side to that, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 10,220 reads 97 comments

  14. ETAs for 8 Rebuilding MLB Teams to Become Playoff-Bound

    In this golden age of parity, most Major League Baseball teams look like contenders going into 2016. As for the rest, well, they're trying. They're really trying...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 30,990 reads 50 comments

  15. Yankees Linchpin Mark Teixeira Has Path to Big Contract Year in 2016

    For the last seven years, Mark Teixeira has been paid large sums of money to play ball for the New York Yankees . It's good work if you can get it, and the stars are aligned in such a way that 2016 might not be the end of the road...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 11,918 reads 27 comments

  16. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Pitching Rotations in 2020

    We could talk about Major League Baseball's most dominant starting rotations going into 2016, but that's too easy. Instead, let's gaze waaaaaaaaaay into the future. As in, all the way to the year 2020...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 101,062 reads 271 comments

  17. Will Justin Verlander's Vintage End to 2015 Mean Big Things in 2016?

    The Detroit Tigers mean to go places this season, so it sure would help if Justin Verlander pitches like an ace...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 13,988 reads 18 comments

  18. Ian Desmond Loses $100 Million, Shows Danger of Betting on MLB Free Agency

    Ian Desmond is now $8 million richer. Were he a normal person, that would be worthy of a pat on the back and an "Attaboy!" But because Desmond is a fallen baseball star who could ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 259,079 reads 78 comments

  19. 1 Huge Fear Every 2016 MLB Contender Should Have This Spring

    Although Major League Baseball's spring training generally isn't a haunted house environment, even would-be contenders never know when something is going to pop up and say, "Boo!" ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 82,466 reads 164 comments

  20. Under-the-Radar MLB Teams Poised to Impress in 2016 Spring Training

    It's OK to admit you're excited to watch the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox or any other high-profile team this spring. We all are, man. Just let it out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 9,409 reads 23 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's 2016 MLB Award Predictions at Start of Spring Training

    It's admittedly a tad early to talk about Major League Baseball's 2016 awards season, but you know what they say: A day in spring training without predictions is like a day without sunshine! Or, in other word: Eh, might as well...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 88,455 reads 285 comments

  22. Predicting Over/Under with Each 2016 MLB Contender's Win Total

    With spring training ramping up, teams across Major League Baseball are just about ready to start playing fake games. For the contenders, the idea will be to prepare to win as many real games as they can...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 58,433 reads 269 comments

  23. Cubs' Former Top Prospect Javier Baez Is One of MLB's Biggest Wild Cards of 2016

    Once an elite prospect destined to help the Chicago Cubs become relevant again, Javier Baez is now a former prospect hoping to latch onto a Cubs team that became relevant without him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 32,612 reads 73 comments

  24. MLB Rookies Under the Most Pressure to Star in 2016 Spring Training

    The 2015 Major League Baseball rookie class was one of the best in recent memory. Good for them, but tough luck for the 2016 rookie class. Not an easy act to follow that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 14,604 reads 21 comments

  25. Is Steven Matz Ready to Assert Himself as Yet Another Ace-Level Mets Arm?

    There's no doubting the top of the New York Mets ' starting rotation. Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard pack enough firepower to flash "No mas" on a radar gun, and some pretty good numbers, too...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 11,668 reads 45 comments