1. Should Greg Maddux Break Tom Seaver's Hall of Fame Voting Record?

    When somebody finally goes into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a unanimous selection, the sport will have a new unbreakable record to put next the nine-pitch, three-strikeout inning...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 20,600 reads 60 comments

  2. B/R MLB Experts Fill Out 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballots

    Though one is obliged to acknowledge that they're all big ones, the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot really feels like the big one . Big names. Big numbers. Big accomplishments. You name it, this year's ballot has it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 38,918 reads 180 comments

  3. MLB Trade Target: Matt Kemp

    If ever there was an example of how easy it is to go from being untouchable to expendable in baseball, it’s Matt Kemp ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 37,897 reads 53 comments

  4. How MLB Winners Can Still Be Built After January 1

    Come January, MLB 's offseason becomes less about serious shopping and more about teams rounding out their rosters. If you're not into that sort of thing, it can be a real slog...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 16,764 reads 9 comments

  5. MLB's 20 Most Memorable Moments of 2013

    You know what happened in the 2013 Major League Baseball season? A lot. A lot happened. Certainly too much to remember all of it, anyway. But just some of it? Oh, let me tell you how we're going to remember just some of it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 9,942 reads 25 comments

  6. Predicting How the Top 10 MLB Free-Agent Sweepstakes Will Be Decided

    This is about the time we usually enter the dead zone of MLB 's free-agency period, as all the good stuff tends to be gathered up before Christmas...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 27,551 reads 59 comments

  7. Does Mike Trout Have a Legit Shot at $400 Million Mega-Contract?

    The largest contract in MLB history stands at $275 million. What we're here to discuss is the prospect of Mike Trout one day putting that to shame with a $400 million contract...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 44,445 reads 188 comments

  8. How Shin-Soo Choo Free-Agent Deal Impacts 2014 AL Pennant Race

    Remember the days when the Texas Rangers had one of the scariest offenses in the American League? Thanks to their latest addition, it looks like a given they'll have one of those ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 37,387 reads 79 comments

  9. Oakland A's Exec Farhan Zaidi on How MLB Teams Evaluate Free Agents

    Locating the best free agents used to be a straightforward affair. Batting average. Home runs. RBI. Wins. Saves. These were the things teams wanted. But somewhere along the line, shopping for free agents got complicated...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 11,346 reads 7 comments

  10. Is There More Value on the Free-Agent or Trade Market Right Now?

    Here's a spoiler: We're about to ask a "This or that?" question where the answer favors "that" by default. Our question is whether, as of now, there's more value to be found on the free-agent market (this) or the trade market (that)...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 3,122 reads 5 comments

  11. Free-Agent Spotlight: John Buck

    Guys like Brian McCann, Jarrod Saltalamacchia , Carlos Ruiz and A.J. Pierzynski were set to be the top catchers on the free-agent market, and they’re all spoken for...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 14,723 reads 14 comments

  12. Was Rejected Yankees Deal Shin-Soo Choo's Best Shot at $140 Million?

    When you have a chance to make $140 million, it's a good idea to take it. Before long, this may be the cautionary tale of Scott Boras and Shin-Soo Choo . There was an interesting report out on Wednesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 350,869 reads 152 comments

  13. Is Masahiro Tanaka or Shin-Soo Choo the Smarter Texas Rangers Splash?

    Pop quiz, hot shot. You're Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels. You're looking to make a splash. Masahiro Tanaka and Shin-Soo Choo are on your radar. What do you do ? You would prefer Tanaka , right? Same here...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 months ago 3,815 reads 14 comments

  14. Is Grant Balfour an Upgrade over Jim Johnson for Baltimore Orioles Closer Role?

    The Baltimore Orioles have a new closer, and one thing we know is that he'll be cheaper in 2014 than their old closer would have been. But better? I wouldn't be quick to count on it, no...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,065 reads 23 comments

  15. Have Busy Diamondbacks Done Enough to Compete in NL West with Rival Dodgers?

    After spending 2013 tussling with them both on and off the field, the Arizona Diamondbacks have spent the winter plotting to prevent the Los Angeles Dodgers from repeating as NL West champs in 2014...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 2,641 reads 13 comments

  16. Free-Agent Spotlight: Joe Saunders

    In a time when starting pitchers are eating fewer and fewer innings, tried-and-true innings eaters are players who have some very real value. And that’s good news for veteran southpaw Joe Saunders ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 5,039 reads 17 comments

  17. How the New MLB-Japanese Baseball Posting System Will Change the League

    Thanks to the way the new posting system works, there should be more excitement whenever a Japanese star is made available for Major League Baseball clubs. A deal between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball is finally official...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 10,785 reads 19 comments

  18. David Ortiz Extension Shouldn't Be a Priority for Boston Red Sox

    David Ortiz would like an extension on his contract, and the sooner the better. But for various reasons having to do with history and upon-closer-inspection statistics, it would be better if the Boston Red Sox waited...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,943 reads 39 comments

  19. Why Nationals Are 2014 World Series Favorite After Wave of Winter Moves

    I'm one of the guys who confidently went down this road last year. In the end, the result was me kicking myself for daring to be so confident. I'm ready to try it again anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 6,993 reads 43 comments

  20. Free-Agent Spotlight: Kendrys Morales

    There aren’t that many good hitters still left on the free-agent market. And with Carlos Beltran spoken for, there’s really only one good switch-hitter still out there...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 21,241 reads 22 comments

  21. B/R MLB Experts Pick Favorite, Worst Moves of the 2013 Winter Meetings

    Another winter meetings can go in the bag. And with it, naturally, can go a collection of transactions to be analyzed, scrutinized, criticized and various other sorts of "ized." Here to do just that is Bleacher Report's crew of MLB experts...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 19,530 reads 51 comments

  22. Why Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions Is a Decision MLB Had to Make

    "It's part of the game," goes the line about home-plate collisions in Major League Baseball. Not anymore if the league gets its wish, and that's for the best...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 10,091 reads 24 comments

  23. Early Predictions for Max Scherzer's Free-Agent Value, Suitors Next Winter

    If you think there's been an inordinate number of zeroes thrown at starting pitchers this winter, just wait until Max Scherzer hits the market next year...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,004 reads 17 comments

  24. Grading the Brett Anderson Trade for Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies

    Attention, everyone. One of the more notable left-handers on the trade market has been dealt. No, not David Price. It's Brett Anderson who's been traded...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 14,404 reads 8 comments

  25. Seattle Mariners Can't Afford to Leave Winter Meetings Without Big Splash

    There are a number of clichés to characterize what the Seattle Mariners must do at the Winter Meetings. Strike while the iron is hot...Get while the getting's good... Alright, maybe that's it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 6,871 reads 21 comments