1. Where Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame Career Lands in Yankees Lore

    This day was always coming. It was looming somewhere out there, like a dark cloud or some other ominous cliché. And now it's here. I'll let Derek Jeter , the longtime shortstop of the New York Yankees , explain in his own words...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 50,937 reads 124 comments

  2. MLB Team Needs 2014: Detroit Tigers

    It’s not often that you see a team jettison a $200 million player and a top starting pitcher and still look like one of the best clubs out there. That’s your cue to give Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski a hand...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 4,520 reads 4 comments

  3. Why Japanese Phenom Yu Darvish Has Still Not Peaked Yet in MLB

    Yu Darvish posted a 2.83 ERA in 2013. Also an MLB -high 277 strikeouts and a 32.9 K%, the highest for a starter since Randy Johnson in 2001. Darvish was also 10th in MLB in FanGraphs WAR ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 5,379 reads 6 comments

  4. How the AL West Became a Deep, Dangerous Division Heading into 2014

    Two of the three divisions in the American League housed at least three winning teams in 2013. The AL West was the one that didn't, and also had the dishonor of being home to MLB 's worst team...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 18,798 reads 42 comments

  5. Team Needs 2014: New York Yankees

    How do you respond if you win 85 games and finish tied for third in your division? Well, if you’re the New York Yankees , you respond by spending half a billion dollars in hopes of making sure it doesn’t happen again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,928 reads 36 comments

  6. Inside the Offseason Whirlwind of a World Series Champion

    For major league players, the actual moment of winning the World Series is the ultimate rush. Also a dream come true and the validation of so much hard work. All that jazz. Then there's what comes next...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,269 reads 10 comments

  7. Complete Boston Red Sox 2014 Spring Training Preview

    As far as seasons go, the Boston Red Sox 's 2013 campaign was alright. It's hard to do better than a World Series championship, after all. Now comes the hard part, though...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 8,615 reads 14 comments

  8. Bronson Arroyo Signing Is Wrong Move for Arizona Diamondbacks' 2014 Plans

    Leave it to the Arizona Diamondbacks to make a transaction that ought to have you scratching your head in bewilderment. About said transaction, this happened on Friday: The Diamondbacks agreed to terms with veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 11,466 reads 41 comments

  9. Jonny Gomes Talks Offseason, Chemistry and 2014 Red Sox Repeat Hopes

    When the Boston Red Sox signed Jonny Gomes last winter, he was billed not only as a destroyer of left-handed pitching, but as a guy who would be instrumental in cultivating their clubhouse culture...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 12,093 reads 53 comments

  10. Bleacher Report's MLB Experts Make Key Spring Training Predictions

    Cue the annual montage of warm sun, green fields and the sounds of batting practice and games of catch, for the time has come. Yes, spring training is upon us...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 21,443 reads 31 comments

  11. What Is Prince Fielder's New Ceiling in the Texas Rangers Lineup?

    You might have heard that Prince Fielder changed teams this winter. Because of that, maybe you're thinking he'll be a different player. The first part is definitely true. The second part should be true too...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 9,479 reads 13 comments

  12. Freddie Freeman's $135 Million Deal Is Great Value for the Atlanta Braves

    Freddie Freeman should feel special on this fine day in February, as the word is he's the first $100 million player in Atlanta Braves history. Good for him, but even better for the Braves...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 17,675 reads 49 comments

  13. MLB Team Needs 2014: Boston Red Sox

    After Murphy’s Law wrecked their 2012 season, everything went the Boston Red Sox ’s way in 2013. They won 97 games, the AL East title, the American League pennant and, of course, the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 6,736 reads 6 comments

  14. Finding Success Rate, True Value of Big MLB Contracts to International Stars

    The very idea of Major League Baseball teams investing big bucks in unproven international players doesn't sound like a good idea. A look back at recorded history will say that, yeah, it's really not...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 4,436 reads 5 comments

  15. Are Pitchers More at Risk of Dangerous Comebackers in Today's MLB?

    Major League Baseball has decided to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to protecting pitchers from dangerous comebackers, and that's a good thing. The time is right. ...Possibly in more ways than one...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 1,833 reads 2 comments

  16. MLB Trade Target: Drew Storen

    There’s a proven closer in the NL East that can definitely be had , but teams could be more interested in trading for one of the division’s other relievers. This guy’s name: Drew Storen ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 1,668 reads 2 comments

  17. Why Are Teams so Afraid of Free-Agent Starter Bronson Arroyo?

    Anybody interested in a guy who has logged at least 199 innings in nine straight seasons and has posted ERAs under 4...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 11,052 reads 29 comments

  18. Bryce Harper's Path to Breakout MVP-Caliber Season in 2014

    Allow me to tell you about one thing I'm not sure of and two things I am sure of. The thing I'm not sure of: whether Bryce Harper will be my pick for the 2014 National League MVP...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 10,266 reads 61 comments

  19. Should Major League Baseball Ever Bother with a Robotic Strike Zone?

    If scientists ever invent the T-800s from the Terminator movies in real life, they'd be perfect home plate umpires. They'd call balls and strikes with 100 percent accuracy, and no pitcher, hitter, coach or fan would ever dare cross them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 19,754 reads 48 comments

  20. Is Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana a Better Fit for Blue Jays?

    The Toronto Blue Jays haven't done a Toronto Blue Jays-y thing yet this offseason. Not if we're going off the 2012-2013 definition of that term, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 3,896 reads 14 comments

  21. How MLB Has Changed in the Year Since the Biogenesis Scandal Began

    Welcome to an anniversary. It was exactly 365 days ago that the Miami New Times reported on Biogenesis , thus setting up Major League Baseball for a year unlike any other...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 2,068 reads 5 comments

  22. Why A.J. Burnett Is Perfect for Orioles, Safe Bet in AL East

    You don't come across perfect free-agent fits that often. A lot of players fill needs, but not budgets. Some players fill needs and budgets, but not long-term plans. And so on. You know how it is...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 4,687 reads 9 comments

  23. Uncovering MLB's Most Devastating Pitch and How It's Used

    Mankind has invented the wheel. Split the atom. Explored space. It stands to reason that, one day, a legitimately unhittable pitch shall be discovered. Until then, well, at least there's one pitch that's pretty close...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 47,033 reads 51 comments

  24. MLB Trade Target: Brandon Phillips

    Any team still looking for a starting second baseman is out of options on the free-agent market. Guys like Robinson Cano, Omar Infante and Mark Ellis are long gone. There’s still the trade market, though...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 11,772 reads 13 comments

  25. Are Yankees' and Dodgers' Ownerships Headed for Financial Power Rivalry?

    Behold an image: The bosses of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at a poker table and upping the ante with each new hand, egotistical rivals constantly raising the stakes just for the sake of proving who's boss...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 11,928 reads 41 comments