1. Biggest Takeaways from the First 2 Weeks of the MLB Season

    My, how quickly the 2015 Major League Baseball season is growing up. It's already two weeks old! However, we can't just stand idly by and watch the season mature. We need to study it and discuss what we've learned...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 hours ago 30,457 reads 51 comments

  2. Alex Rodriguez Proving to Be No Easy out as He Carries Yankees Early

    We all knew the script. In his return from a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez was supposed to be over-the-hill dead weight in the middle of the New York Yankees ' lineup in 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 day ago 28,029 reads 78 comments

  3. Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season has reached the midpoint of its first month and, with it, the deadline for all 30 teams to hand in their first tests. Time to see how they did...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 days ago 102,100 reads 173 comments

  4. Red Sox's Rotation Belongs on Short Leash After Recent Struggles

    Let's face it: There always was going to be a point in the 2015 season when we gathered to freak out about the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation. Well, get your freak-out hats on...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 days ago 13,177 reads 24 comments

  5. Could the Dodgers' Much-Maligned Bullpen Be Better Than Advertised in 2015?

    Let's acknowledge two things that are undeniably true about the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen. One is that it was the club's Achilles' heel in 2014, as it posted a pedestrian 3...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 days ago 13,503 reads 10 comments

  6. How Much Should Jon Lester's Slow Start to 2015 Worry the Chicago Cubs?

    They say you only get one chance to make a first impression, but nobody says you can't recover from making a bad first impression. That's what the Chicago Cubs must be telling themselves about Jon Lester 's bad first impression, anyway...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 days ago 52,717 reads 76 comments

  7. 10 Biggest Takeaways from the 2015 MLB Season's 1st Week of Action

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season isn't quite into the grind just yet, but it's on its way there. They've been playing games for a whole (business) week! That's obviously not much time in the grand scheme of a 162-game season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 34,526 reads 89 comments

  8. Injury Returns Can't Come Soon Enough for Sluggish Nationals Offense

    The Washington Nationals entered 2015 as a threat to finish as Major League Baseball's first 100-win team since 2011, largely because their pitching just looks too darn good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 4,251 reads 11 comments

  9. Giancarlo Stanton's Superstardom Will Reach New Heights in 2015

    For Giancarlo Stanton , there will be no escaping the spotlight in 2015. There will be more eyes and, in turn, more pressure on him than ever before. In an environment like that, stars can either fade or shine even brighter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 days ago 12,748 reads 26 comments

  10. Matt Harvey's Convincing Debut Is Perfect 1st Step in Return to the Elite

    First, the Dark Knight returned. Then, the Dark Knight rose to the occasion. Put more simply for those who aren't up to date on their sports and pop-culture crossover references ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 13,717 reads 45 comments

  11. 10 Reasons You Should Love Baseball Again in 2015

    They tell me you're here because, somewhere along the line, you turned away from baseball. That's OK. No hard feelings...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 16,409 reads 47 comments

  12. Red-Hot Adrian Gonzalez's 3-Homer Outburst Teases Throwback Season to Come

    Adrian Gonzalez was one of the best power hitters in baseball once upon a time. And all of a sudden, it looks like he could be again. The Los Angeles Dodgers have only played three games...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 19,604 reads 55 comments

  13. With Injuries Mounting, Giants Have to Work Their 'Make Do' Magic Early in 2015

    It'll be a while before they know about the World Series mojo, but it's already clear that the San Francisco Giants need one special ability to carry over from 2014 to 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 days ago 11,540 reads 27 comments

  14. Red Sox Roll the Dice on Rick Porcello's 2014 Breakout with Monster $82.5M Deal

    When the Boston Red Sox traded Yoenis Cespedes for Rick Porcello last December, they signaled that they were willing to roll the dice on the hurler's big 2014 breakout...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 days ago 14,530 reads 50 comments

  15. Masahiro Tanaka's Opening Day Flop Is Instant Reality Check for 2015 Yankees

    If the New York Yankees want to return to the postseason in 2015, they're going to need Masahiro Tanaka to be the ace he was in 2014. That's pretty much non-negotiable...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 13 days ago 41,068 reads 107 comments

  16. Big Extension for Cy Young Winner Corey Kluber Is Win-Win for Both Sides

    The Cleveland Indians enjoyed Corey Kluber 's Cy Young breakout in 2014 so much they've decided they want to hang on to him for a while. Good for them. And for him, too...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 14 days ago 3,533 reads 4 comments

  17. Ranking the 15 Biggest Storylines for the 2015 MLB Season

    There are hundreds of storylines to pay attention to in the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Literally hundreds, as in more than just one hundred. And ideally, you would pay attention to all of them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 14 days ago 14,860 reads 22 comments

  18. Josh Hamilton's Free Pass Impacts Angels, Helps Set Stage for Bloody CBA Battle

    For a while there, it was possible that Josh Hamilton would not be seen on a Major League Baseball diamond in 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 47,887 reads 123 comments

  19. Ranking the Top 50 MLB Players at the Start of the 2015 Regular Season

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season begins Sunday night. That means we're very close to watching the game's best players doing the things they do. With that in mind, we better get on the same page about who the game's best players are...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 108,070 reads 443 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's Full 2015 MLB Season Preview and Predictions

    Hey, you there. Did you know that a new baseball season starts in just a few short days? Don't you want to get to know it and be told exactly what's going to happen? Of course you do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 138,353 reads 409 comments

  21. 10 Key Roster Holes MLB Teams Will Fail to Fill by Opening Day

    Opening Day of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is inching closer. In turn, teams are inching closer to "completing" their 25-man rosters. Yes, the quotation marks on "completing" are necessary...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 30,720 reads 62 comments

  22. Healthy and Locked In, Albert Pujols Looks Ready to Deliver for Angels

    Watch out, American League . Albert Pujols is coming for you. That's what he and the Los Angeles Angels would have everyone believe, anyway. And as far as threats go, this one appears credible...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 7,973 reads 29 comments

  23. Can Spring Training's Top Teams Carry Success into 2015 Season?

    We'd all be better off if Major League Baseball didn't bother to keep track of what happens in spring training. That way, we wouldn't be tempted to read into records and statistics...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 days ago 13,623 reads 26 comments

  24. Do the 2015 Cubs Have the Pitching Needed to Make Good on the Hype?

    Let's do something other than talk about the Chicago Cubs offense. We've talked enough about that, though not without good reason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 11,150 reads 37 comments

  25. Projecting Big League ETAs for Baseball's 10 Most MLB-Ready Prospects

    One of the worst things about prospects is that they make you play the waiting game. Everyone wants to see them break through, but they're typically ready when they're ready and not a moment sooner...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 17,928 reads 56 comments