1. Bryce Harper Is Threatening Mike Trout's Spot as MLB's No. 1 Star

    We're into year four of the " Bryce Harper vs. Mike Trout" debate. And to one extent, it's still as silly as it was in year one...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 42,221 reads 130 comments

  2. Tigers' Recent Nosedive Raising Alarms but Not Panic Time Quite Yet

    Remember how the Detroit Tigers were playing at the beginning of the year, when they started 11-2 and seemed to have the American League Central in their pocket? If you can picture ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,118 reads 35 comments

  3. Houston Astros Can Cement Limitless Future with 2015 MLB Draft Haul

    If you think the Houston Astros are living a charmed life now, just wait until they're finished with the 2015 MLB draft. It's their ticket to ensure that their bright present will have a bright future...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 35,602 reads 33 comments

  4. Does Baseball Have a Race Problem at Manager?

    Major League Baseball could have a worse reputation with racial diversity. Baseball is the sport of Jackie Robinson, after all, and today's players come from all over the globe...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 25,504 reads 15 comments

  5. Joey Gallo's Head-Turning MLB Debut Teases Offensive Weapon He Can Become

    Before Tuesday, the Texas Rangers knew they had an elite power-hitting prospect in 21-year-old third baseman Joey Gallo. What they didn't know is how he looked in real, live major-league action...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 20,504 reads 42 comments

  6. Mike Trout's 2015 Season May Be His Most Valuable Yet

    Obviously, you're not surprised to see " Mike Trout " and "most valuable" in the same sentence. Trout was the runner-up in the American League MVP voting in 2012 and 2013 before winning the award in 2014...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 15,379 reads 23 comments

  7. Jacob deGrom Proving His Sudden Rise to Stardom Has Staying Power

    For much of the day on Monday, the New York Mets story du jour was the three-year anniversary of Johan Santana's 2012 no-hitter. That is to say, the flavor of the day was that of bittersweet nostalgia...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 6,783 reads 58 comments

  8. Kyle Schwarber Is Next in Long Line of Cubs' Rising Offensive Stars

    With Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Addison Russell already in their lineup, seemingly the last thing the Chicago Cubs need is another talented young hitter. And yet there's Kyle Schwarber ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 67,109 reads 121 comments

  9. 2015 MLB Rookie of the Year Stock Watch, End of May Edition

    Major League Baseball has been overrun with youth in recent years, and the barrage isn't letting up in 2015. So if you like high drama in your awards races, the Rookie of the Year is the one for you...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 42,723 reads 136 comments

  10. MLB's Most Underappreciated Star Now Even Better After Breakout 2014

    Enough people appreciate the Mike Trouts, Clayton Kershaws , Miguel Cabreras , Bryce Harpers and Giancarlo Stantons of the baseball world. And they should! They're darn good players...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 18,625 reads 40 comments

  11. How Inevitable 2015 Oakland A's Fire Sale Will Shake Up MLB Landscape

    The Oakland A's are totally screwed. Come trading season, however, that won't be such a bad thing for either them or the rest of Major League Baseball. The "For Sale" sign is going to go up, and everyone will benefit...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 58,959 reads 110 comments

  12. After Hot Start, Yankees Looking Like Expected Flawed Roster

    Through the first five weeks of the 2015 season, the New York Yankees looked good. Like, really good. Legitimately good. ... Too good. Sure enough, what tends to happen with teams that look too good has happened to the Yankees...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 11,593 reads 64 comments

  13. Josh Donaldson's Huge Night Leads 4 MLB Walk-Offs: Tuesday MLB Takeaways

    The 2015 season has been a struggle for the Toronto Blue Jays, as their pitching has been a nightmare and they've spent the majority of their time trying to stay out of the AL East basement...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,468 reads 18 comments

  14. With Rangers Streaking, Josh Hamilton Could Be More Than Novelty in Texas

    When the Texas Rangers traded for Josh Hamilton in late April, it was easy to interpret the deal as a low-risk move that, at the least, would help generate interest in an otherwise uninteresting team...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 25,712 reads 27 comments

  15. Biggest Duds of MLB's 1st Quarter, Position by Position

    One thing you have to be willing to do early on in any given Major League Baseball season is forgive bad performances. It can, after all, take time for guys to get on track...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 100,269 reads 106 comments

  16. Prince Fielder's 2-HR Outburst Highlights Slugger's Huge Comeback Season

    A year ago, Prince Fielder looked finished. Finito. Spent. And any other synonym for the word "done." But as anybody who watched the Texas Rangers veteran first baseman in ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 16,185 reads 21 comments

  17. Do Red Sox Need to Gut Elite Farm System to Bolster Volatile Rotation?

    We're about to revisit a question about the Boston Red Sox that seemed to come with an easy answer a couple weeks ago...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 20,366 reads 53 comments

  18. MLB 'Contender or Pretender' Breakdown at the One-Quarter Mark

    We can stop guessing now. A quarter of the way through the 2015 season, we know who the big winners in Major League Baseball are. They're right there in plain sight. We do, however, have to decide whether to believe in them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 105,983 reads 273 comments

  19. With Corey Seager Looming, Dodgers Must Keep Jimmy Rollins on Short Leash

    The Los Angeles Dodgers ' new-look front office has already struck gold with an "out with the old, in with the new" maneuver. Its first was swapping out Matt Kemp for Joc Pederson, which has been a major victory ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 24,198 reads 20 comments

  20. With 1st Place Secure, NL East Likely in Nationals' Hands for Good

    A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Nationals were 7-13 and in a spot where nobody expected them to be at any point in the 2015 season: dead last in the NL East. Disappointment, thy name was Nats...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,578 reads 48 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's First-Quarter MLB Season Awards

    Just like that, a quarter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season has come and gone. Teams have played roughly 40 of their 162 games, offering a pretty good snapshot of what this season is all about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 64,876 reads 191 comments

  22. Michael Wacha Filling Adam Wainwright's Ace Shoes for MLB-Best Cardinals

    You'd think it would be impossible to downplay Adam Wainwright's season-ending injury and its effect on the St. Louis Cardinals . It's not like you can just snap your fingers and replace a guy like that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 10,235 reads 14 comments

  23. Bryce Harper Must Be At-All-Cost Pursuit as Yankees' Future Iconic Centerpiece

    Officially, the New York Yankees will be in the capital over the next two days for a two-game series against the Washington Nationals ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 123,074 reads 232 comments

  24. Breaking Down the New Stat Starting to Take Baseball by Storm

    The last thing baseball needs is more statistics. The game's language has been steeped in numbers since the very beginning, and we're at a point now where seemingly every baseball term has a numeric equivalent...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 77,187 reads 82 comments

  25. Marlins Revert to Strange Ways with Abrupt Dismissal of Manager Mike Redmond

    On the bright side, the Miami Marlins didn't get no-hit on Sunday. Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller came very close to doing the deed, but Justin Bour denied him with two outs in the ninth inning...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 30,419 reads 59 comments