1. SF Giants' Big-Name, Big-Money Rotation Suddenly Far from a Sure Thing

    The San Francisco Giants did what they needed to do with their starting rotation this winter, rebuilding it into a unit strong enough to put them back atop the NL West...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 36,819 reads 62 comments

  2. MLB Spring Training Flops It's Not Too Early to Be Concerned About

    Oh, we really shouldn't be wringing our hands over bad spring training performances. But sometimes, well, it's just too hard not to...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 34,311 reads 119 comments

  3. Dodgers Should Unleash Top Prospect Jose De Leon in Final 2016 Rotation Spot

    After they lost Zack Greinke to free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers went after starting-pitching depth like they were doomsday preppers who could see a pitching apocalypse on the horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 22,043 reads 20 comments

  4. MLB Spring Training 2016: Mid-Spring Breakdown of 10 Key Position Battles

    Spring training in Major League Baseball may be little more than a glorified practice session, but it does serve one practical purpose. Without it, teams would have a tough time resolving their position battles...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 36,620 reads 22 comments

  5. What Could Giancarlo Stanton Do in Full Season If Bad Injury Luck Finally Ends?

    In 2016, baseball fans can still think about Giancarlo Stanton the way basketball fans thought about Stephen Curry circa 2012: With talent like that, just imagine what he might do with good health...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 13,038 reads 16 comments

  6. Will Miguel Cabrera's 40-Home Run Power Return in 2016?

    Even if he doesn't change a thing from last season, Miguel Cabrera should be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball in 2016. Given that he won his fourth batting title in five years in 2015, that just seems like a safe assessment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 10,702 reads 35 comments

  7. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Offenses in 2020

    The most dominant offense in Major League Baseball this season will probably belong to the Toronto Blue Jays. After what they did last year , call it a hunch. But in the year 2020? Now that's a good question...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 57,756 reads 143 comments

  8. Rocketing NY Stardom Putting Big Pressure on Yoenis Cespedes in 2016

    Yo definitely knows baseball. Through that and his larger-than-life personality, Yo has also come to know what it's like to be a superstar athlete in New York. But there's a dark side to that, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 10,225 reads 97 comments

  9. ETAs for 8 Rebuilding MLB Teams to Become Playoff-Bound

    In this golden age of parity, most Major League Baseball teams look like contenders going into 2016. As for the rest, well, they're trying. They're really trying...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 31,082 reads 50 comments

  10. Yankees Linchpin Mark Teixeira Has Path to Big Contract Year in 2016

    For the last seven years, Mark Teixeira has been paid large sums of money to play ball for the New York Yankees . It's good work if you can get it, and the stars are aligned in such a way that 2016 might not be the end of the road...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 11,935 reads 27 comments

  11. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Pitching Rotations in 2020

    We could talk about Major League Baseball's most dominant starting rotations going into 2016, but that's too easy. Instead, let's gaze waaaaaaaaaay into the future. As in, all the way to the year 2020...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 101,172 reads 271 comments

  12. Will Justin Verlander's Vintage End to 2015 Mean Big Things in 2016?

    The Detroit Tigers mean to go places this season, so it sure would help if Justin Verlander pitches like an ace...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 13,990 reads 18 comments

  13. Ian Desmond Loses $100 Million, Shows Danger of Betting on MLB Free Agency

    Ian Desmond is now $8 million richer. Were he a normal person, that would be worthy of a pat on the back and an "Attaboy!" But because Desmond is a fallen baseball star who could ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 259,091 reads 78 comments

  14. 1 Huge Fear Every 2016 MLB Contender Should Have This Spring

    Although Major League Baseball's spring training generally isn't a haunted house environment, even would-be contenders never know when something is going to pop up and say, "Boo!" ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 82,466 reads 164 comments

  15. Under-the-Radar MLB Teams Poised to Impress in 2016 Spring Training

    It's OK to admit you're excited to watch the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox or any other high-profile team this spring. We all are, man. Just let it out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 9,409 reads 23 comments

  16. Bleacher Report's 2016 MLB Award Predictions at Start of Spring Training

    It's admittedly a tad early to talk about Major League Baseball's 2016 awards season, but you know what they say: A day in spring training without predictions is like a day without sunshine! Or, in other word: Eh, might as well...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 88,476 reads 285 comments

  17. Predicting Over/Under with Each 2016 MLB Contender's Win Total

    With spring training ramping up, teams across Major League Baseball are just about ready to start playing fake games. For the contenders, the idea will be to prepare to win as many real games as they can...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 58,455 reads 269 comments

  18. Cubs' Former Top Prospect Javier Baez Is One of MLB's Biggest Wild Cards of 2016

    Once an elite prospect destined to help the Chicago Cubs become relevant again, Javier Baez is now a former prospect hoping to latch onto a Cubs team that became relevant without him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 32,717 reads 73 comments

  19. MLB Rookies Under the Most Pressure to Star in 2016 Spring Training

    The 2015 Major League Baseball rookie class was one of the best in recent memory. Good for them, but tough luck for the 2016 rookie class. Not an easy act to follow that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 14,605 reads 21 comments

  20. Is Steven Matz Ready to Assert Himself as Yet Another Ace-Level Mets Arm?

    There's no doubting the top of the New York Mets ' starting rotation. Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard pack enough firepower to flash "No mas" on a radar gun, and some pretty good numbers, too...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about over 1 year ago 11,672 reads 45 comments

  21. 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 7,540 reads 20 comments

  22. 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

  23. 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 10,417 reads 32 comments

  24. 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 35,920 reads 48 comments

  25. 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 32,489 reads 46 comments