1. Is Yasiel Puig Ready for the Bright Lights, Pressure of the MLB Playoffs?

    On deck is the season finale of the thrilling new drama that's gripped the nation: "Puigmania: The Puigtastical Journey of Yasiel Puig ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 4,475 reads 11 comments

  2. Predicting How Final MLB Playoff Race Weekend Will Play Out

    Three days. American League Wild Card still up for grabs. One division still up for grabs. Seeding still a mystery...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 36,833 reads 36 comments

  3. What the Detroit Tigers Must Do to Win First World Series Since 1984

    Make it three in a row for the Detroit Tigers . With a little help from American League Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer, the Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Wednesday night to run their magic number to win the AL Central to zero...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,108 reads 51 comments

  4. Why the Cleveland Indians Could Be Poised for Deep Cinderella Run

    The Cleveland Indians haven't won anything yet. They're in line to make the playoffs as the American League's second wild-card club, but their one-game lead over the Texas Rangers could disappear in a heartbeat...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 10,906 reads 45 comments

  5. Is Robinson Cano or Jacoby Ellsbury More Deserving of Long-Term Contract?

    It's long been assumed that current New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is going to be paid more handsomely than any other free agent this winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 6,966 reads 32 comments

  6. Ideal 2013 World Series Matchups

    There are World Series matchups you think could happen, and then there are World Series matchups that you kind of want to see. B/R MLB analyst Gabe Zaldivar and B/R MLB lead writer Zachary D...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 28,118 reads 133 comments

  7. Where Does Mariano Rivera Rank Among the Greatest Pitchers of the Last 25 Years?

    The countdown on the great Mariano Rivera 's career is nearing the end, but the longtime New York Yankees closer shouldn't be in a hurry to prove anything at the last minute...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 6,414 reads 17 comments

  8. Should Michael Wacha's Gem Put MLB Playoff Teams on Notice?

    An inch in either direction. A more on-target throw from short. A first baseman with longer arms. If Michael Wacha had even one of these things working for him on Ryan Zimmerman's ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 13,526 reads 36 comments

  9. Why MLB Needs a Position Player Equivalent of the Cy Young Award

    Bud Selig has plenty of unfinished business to tackle before he retires after 2014. Some of the more notable things on the MLB commissioner's docket include expanding instant replay ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 1,002 reads 8 comments

  10. MLB Knuckleheads of the Week

    You apparently need to think twice before having some fun in the pool at Chase Field, and you definitely need to think twice before washing your hands in the Oakland Athletics’ clubhouse at O...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 16,567 reads 38 comments

  11. Q&A with the Man Who Came Up with Mariano Rivera's 'Enter Sandman' Theme

    There are a few things that go hand-in-hand with Mariano Rivera 's legacy. There's the cutter. The pinstripes. The all-time saves record. The rings. The class. Oh, and don't forget "Enter Sandman...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 13,071 reads 7 comments

  12. Revisiting Bleacher Report's World Series Blueprint with 2013 Contenders

    Let's all take a moment to appreciate MLB 's competitive balance. There aren't even two weeks left in the regular season, and 15 teams (half the league) are in the postseason hunt...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 2,489 reads 7 comments

  13. B/R MLB 500: Top 500 Players for 2014

    Over the past couple of weeks, the B/R MLB 500 series has taken stock of the top players at each position with an eye on the 2014 season, scoring the particulars in several different categories...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 209,279 reads 249 comments

  14. B/R MLB 500: Top 55 Relief Pitchers

    This is it. The final stop on the B/R MLB 500 magical mystery tour. Fittingly, it ends with the guys whose job it is to see games through to the end: relief pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 73,255 reads 231 comments

  15. Breaking Down the Chaos of Potential 4-Way Tie for 2013 AL Wild Card

    Remember the big fight scene midway through Anchorman ? You know, the one where Will Ferrell's news crew is poised to brawl with Vince Vaughn's news crew, and then Owen Wilson, Tim ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 23,766 reads 22 comments

  16. B/R MLB 500: Top 10 Designated Hitters

    The B/R MLB 500 has tackled all the offensive positions that require players to spend half their time on the field. Now it's time to look at the one that doesn't...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 42,156 reads 147 comments

  17. B/R MLB 500: Top 40 Center Fielders

    The B/R MLB 500 started its patrol of the outfield by taking a look at corner outfielders. It's now time to take a look at the guys in the middle...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 105,232 reads 223 comments

  18. B/R MLB 500: Top 70 Corner Outfielders

    After taking care of all four infield positions, starting pitchers and catchers, the B/R MLB 500 now heads to the outfield. Up first are the guys who make their living on the corners...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 89,263 reads 257 comments

  19. MLB Players Who Should Retire After This Season

    Everyone knows this is going to be Mariano Rivera’s last season in a major league uniform. Joe Girardi may want him to come back , but the greatest closer of all time has made up his mind...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 18,990 reads 42 comments

  20. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Catchers

    The B/R MLB 500's last stop was at the mound. It's now time to check out the guys who make their living 60 feet and six inches away from the mound. By all accounts, catcher is the most important defensive position on the field...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 84,076 reads 147 comments

  21. Full Timeline of Derek Jeter's Nightmare 2013 Season

    This time last year, Derek Jeter was batting over .300 and leading MLB in hits. He was no spring chicken at the age of 38, but the longtime New York Yankees shortstop still looked like, well, himself...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 3,916 reads 5 comments

  22. B/R MLB 500: Top 150 Starting Pitchers

    The B/R MLB 500 has been around the horn. Now it's time to head to the mound. The scoring for starting pitchers goes like this: 30 points for stuff, 20 points for command, 15 points ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 104,857 reads 242 comments

  23. Updated MLB Playoff Predictions

    Tired of waiting for the season to conclude? Want to know how this will all play out? Well, we have you covered...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 12,683 reads 26 comments

  24. MLB Knuckleheads of the Week

    You never know what you’re going to see when you turn up at a Major League Baseball game. Sometimes, what you see can amaze you. Other times, what you see will leave you shaking your head...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 15,904 reads 5 comments

  25. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Third Basemen

    The B/R MLB 500 series has just one position on the infield left to visit: the hot corner. Like first base, third base is a primarily offense-oriented position...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 89,977 reads 165 comments