1. What Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Must Do to Erase 2015 Red Sox Nightmares

    Nobody can say the Boston Red Sox are lacking in stars heading into 2016. To rise from the depths of the AL East, all they need is for their stars to live up to their track records...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 7,537 reads 20 comments

  2. SF Giants Are Ready for More Even-Year Magic in 2016

    The look on Bruce Bochy 's face made it clear this wasn't the first time he was hearing the phrase "even-year magic...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 16,470 reads 104 comments

  3. Can Giants Breakout Star Matt Duffy Avoid the Dreaded Sophomore Slump?

    In real life, Matt Duffy came out of Long Beach, California. But in 2015, he might as well have come out of Nowhere, USA...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 10,415 reads 32 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's 2016 Spring Training Preview for Dummies

    So long, Super Bowl. Hello, spring training and the dawn of a new Major League Baseball season. Are you ready? No, you say? Oh. Well, then. We'd better get you up to speed. Don't worry...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 35,918 reads 48 comments

  5. Breaking Down MLB's Next Golden Era of Pitching Prospects

    Oh, to be young again. And, preferably, with an arm fit for the major leagues. This is a golden age for young pitchers, folks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 32,472 reads 46 comments

  6. Rusney Castillo Has His Best Chance to Blossom into Red Sox Star in 2016

    About a year-and-a-half has passed since the Boston Red Sox gave Rusney Castillo a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, and he's still a riddle with mystery and enigma coverings...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 14,258 reads 20 comments

  7. Predicting Impact MLB Deals That Will Go Down During 2016 Spring Training

    With spring training drawing near, we're all mainly excited for the baseball. It's our dear friend, and it's been too long since we last hung out. But don't forget about the business, folks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 43,518 reads 74 comments

  8. Predicting MLB Offseason's All-Bust Team for 2016

    This offseason, Major League Baseball clubs have spent roughly $2.5 billion on free agents and pulled off a handful of big-ticket trades on the side...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 87,804 reads 162 comments

  9. MLB Franchises on the Verge of Becoming Perennial Playoff Contenders

    There's no mistaking the powers that be in Major League Baseball. The Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and St...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 31,491 reads 91 comments

  10. The Alabama of College Baseball: How Vanderbilt Built an MLB Talent Factory

    On a sunny Monday afternoon in Champaign , Illinois, last June, the Vanderbilt Commodores collapsed into a dogpile after beating the Illinois Fighting Illini to punch their return ticket to the College World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 33,085 reads 20 comments

  11. Who Would Have Early Edge in Potential Dream Cubs-Mets 2016 NLCS Rematch?

    It's only the second day of February, but we still feel compelled to ask: Are you ready for a rematch between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets in the 2016 National League Championship Series? A bit soon? Obviously...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 21,400 reads 304 comments

  12. Greg Bird Loss Puts Huge Pressure on Aging Yankees to Stay Healthy

    The 2016 season hasn't even started yet, and the injury bug has already taken a bite out of the New York Yankees . And now, they really have to hope it doesn't come back for them again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 10,594 reads 33 comments

  13. Dodgers Tighten Grip on NL West with Howie Kendrick Signing

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won three straight National League West titles, and they really didn't need to do anything else this winter to have a good shot at making it four in a row in 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 17,128 reads 100 comments

  14. 5 Key Moves MLB Teams Should Still Make Before Spring Training Begins

    Spring is approaching, people. We know this because with pitchers and catchers due to start reporting on February 18, spring training is now just a couple weeks away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 27,208 reads 33 comments

  15. Paul Goldschmidt-A.J. Pollock Are MLB's Most Underrated Star Duo

    There's a new star duo in town in Arizona. Determined to upgrade their starting pitching, the Diamondbacks aggressively added ace right-handers Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller to their rotation earlier this winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 4,295 reads 16 comments

  16. Ranking MLB's Top 2016 World Series Contenders Heading into February

    Though the Major League Baseball offseason is nearing its end, it's only been three months since the completion of the 2015 World Series. There's a long way to go until the next one...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 71,393 reads 395 comments

  17. How NL Adding the DH Would Permanently Change Free Agency, Trades

    If the designated hitter comes to the National League, baseball and life as we know it will change forever. And not just on the field, either. First, let's catch up on why we're even having this discussion...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 78,455 reads 62 comments

  18. Jonathan Lucroy Could Provide Big Trade Impact as All-Star-Level Catcher

    Word is Jonathan Lucroy would welcome a trade to a team that has eyes on winning. All he needs now is a team that's willing to bet he can be a star catcher again, which is hardly the craziest notion...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 9,514 reads 27 comments

  19. 7 Key Takeaways from the Peak Months of MLB's 2015-16 Offseason Frenzy

    The 2015-2016 Major League Baseball offseason has kicked up quite a storm, but it's just about settled. With spring training on the horizon, the peak months of the Hot Stove season are nearly over...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 34,670 reads 60 comments

  20. Top Backup Plans for Each 2015-16 MLB Offseason Loser

    With the 2016 Major League Baseball season getting closer every day, it's a good time to talk about some offseason losers. Fortunately, not that many teams across the MLB landscape fit this particular bill...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 23,282 reads 69 comments

  21. The Road to MLB: Hard and Long for Players, Harder and Longer for Broadcasters

    For a week, play-by-play broadcaster Josh Maurer struggled to control his nerves. He hardly ate or slept...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 38,318 reads 26 comments

  22. Creating MLB's Perfect 25-Man Superteam Entering 2016

    We occasionally like to think they do, but true Major League Baseball superteams don't actually exist in nature. Put a supposed superteam under a microscope, and you'll find the imperfections...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 84,104 reads 390 comments

  23. Mookie Betts Will Take Torch from David Ortiz as Red Sox's Franchise Player

    At the end of 2016, Hub fans will finally bid adieu to Big Papi. And also, welcome his heir. David Ortiz made it official two months ago that the 2016 season will be his last...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 34,995 reads 37 comments

  24. Justin Upton Gives Tigers a High-Priced, All-in Roster with Uphill Climb Ahead

    The Detroit Tigers entered the offseason with a handful of expensive long-term contracts already in hand, and they have since added two more amid a flurry of offseason moves that has overhauled their roster...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 36,925 reads 81 comments

  25. 8 Top MLB Prospects Who Will Be All-Stars Within 3 Years

    There was a time when it was tough for young players to rise to All-Star status, but that time is long gone...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 60,887 reads 80 comments