1. 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 12 months ago 13,522 reads 36 comments

  2. 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 12 months ago 1,042 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 12 months ago 16,597 reads 38 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 13,338 reads 7 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 2,487 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 210,747 reads 247 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 74,261 reads 229 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 23,845 reads 22 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 42,747 reads 147 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 106,632 reads 223 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 90,087 reads 257 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 19,066 reads 41 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 84,865 reads 147 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 4,087 reads 5 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 105,871 reads 241 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 12,721 reads 23 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 15,920 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 91,215 reads 165 comments

  19. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Shortstops

    The B/R MLB 500 series has taken care of the guys on the right side of the diamond. Now it's time to move over to the left side, starting with the most demanding position on the infield: shortstop...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 107,954 reads 145 comments

  20. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 Second Basemen

    The B/R MLB 500 started with first basemen . Like with any baseball odyssey, the next stop is at second base. For first basemen, the scoring was heavily skewed toward hitting and power because hitting and power is what first base is all about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 140,842 reads 252 comments

  21. B/R MLB 500: A Video Introduction

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the B/R MLB 500! The video will answer key questions about the project, but anyone who remembers Matt Miller's NFL 1,000 series will understand the general concept...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 13,542 reads 2 comments

  22. Updated World Series Predictions

    The last time B/R Pop Culture lead writer Gabe Zaldivar and MLB lead writer Zachary D. Rymer shared their predictions for the World Series matchup, there was some ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 25,895 reads 219 comments

  23. B/R MLB 500: Top 35 First Basemen

    If you ever find yourself on a baseball diamond and desperately needing to charge your phone, just plug it into first base. That's where the power is. First base is also where we're going to start a very special journey known as the B/R MLB 500...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 152,985 reads 289 comments

  24. Should Clayton Kershaw, or Andrew McCutchen, Win the 2013 NL MVP Award?

    Welcome to Round 3 of our Lead Writer debate series! Following a debate over the worst pennant race collapse in Major League Baseball history, two members of the Bleacher Report MLB team are ready for another scuffle...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 18,307 reads 142 comments

  25. Can Miguel Cabrera Catch Chris Davis and Win Triple Crown?

    In 2012, nobody could stop Miguel Cabrera from finishing off the first Triple Crown season since Carl Yastrzemski ’s in 1967...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 year ago 19,860 reads 51 comments