1. No. 1 MLB Prospect Yoan Moncada's Elite Talent Worth Chris Sale Trade Gamble

    Two things steadily became clear about the Chicago White Sox's position on Chris Sale this winter: He was available but only at an incredibly high price. On Tuesday, that price was paid in full...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 hours ago 30,991 reads 81 comments

  2. Mark Melancon Puts Giants Back on Level for NL West Dominance

    The San Francisco Giants ' run of even-year championships finally ended in 2016 in large part because their bullpen was cursed. Or to put it more bluntly, just not very good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 days ago 10,856 reads 56 comments

  3. Carlos Beltran Signing Puts Astros One Step Away from AL Favorites

    The last time Carlos Beltran was in a Houston Astros uniform, he was punishing baseballs left and right as he led the team deep into the postseason. It could be deja vu all over again 11 months from now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 days ago 23,201 reads 48 comments

  4. Andrew McCutchen's Exit Would End One Pirates Era, Usher in a New One

    If anyone's having trouble imagining Andrew McCutchen wearing something other than a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, don't worry. Soon you won't have to. Because it'll be reality...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 days ago 20,268 reads 26 comments

  5. Brian Dozier Would Be Perfect Fit in Rebuilding Dodgers' Flawed Offense

    The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't get in on what was possibly the best season ever for second basemen in 2016. Chase Utley and others didn't provide much hitting, baserunning or defense...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 days ago 8,586 reads 17 comments

  6. Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2016-17 MLB Offseason's 1st Month

    There hasn't been much action in the first month of the 2016-2017 Major League Baseball offseason. Everyone's been busy tip-toeing around the rather large elephant in the room . Nonetheless, the time has come for a routine stock-taking...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 days ago 42,759 reads 37 comments

  7. Yoenis Cespedes' $110M Free-Agent Deal a Win-Win for Him, New York Mets

    Since Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets seem so right for one another, it's fitting they would agree to a contract that's so right for one another...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 22,587 reads 79 comments

  8. Yasiel Puig-for-Ryan Braun Blockbuster Worth the Risk for Both Sides

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers couldn't complete a Yasiel Puig -for- Ryan Braun trade in August. Nonetheless, they left a sense they could do so eventually...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 21,231 reads 60 comments

  9. Diamondbacks' Stack of Pitching Chips Includes a Diamond in the Rough

    If the Arizona Diamondbacks are going to dangle some starting pitchers on the winter trade market, they can rest easy knowing they at least have some name value to attract interested parties...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 days ago 3,171 reads 6 comments

  10. Top Potential Ian Kinsler Suitors, Trade Packages

    The hot-stove rumor mill has made it clear that the Detroit Tigers have all their star players on the table. Miguel Cabrera. Justin Verlander. J.D. and Victor Martinez. And then there's arguably their most attractive trade chip: Ian Kinsler ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 days ago 39,530 reads 45 comments

  11. Rich Hill Signing Would Be Great Yankees Fit for Both Present and Future

    The New York Yankees need a starting pitcher. In past winters, that would have led to their going after only the best options, and damn the cost! But since they need to be smart this winter, let's help point them toward Rich Hill...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 14 days ago 14,377 reads 26 comments

  12. It's Time to Take the Threat of an MLB Lockout Seriously

    It's been 21 years since Major League Baseball exited its last work stoppage. Oh, how I'd love to tack an "and counting" on the end of that sentence. Instead, time may be counting down to baseball's next work stoppage...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 15 days ago 22,848 reads 71 comments

  13. Jose Quintana, Not Chris Sale, Is Top MLB Offseason Trade Target

    In a winter during which aces are in short supply, the hot-stove trade market seems to revolve around Chris Sale. And he's not even the best thing on the market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 15 days ago 19,766 reads 55 comments

  14. The Braves Shouldn't Be the Team to Break the Prospect Bank for Chris Sale

    The Atlanta Braves seem to have a Chris Sale obsession. I say we stage an intervention before it gets any worse. Who's with me? OK, maybe some concessions are in order first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 days ago 25,417 reads 49 comments

  15. Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest 2016 Hot Stove Rumors Come True

    Who's up for some hot stove fan fiction? Hey, we might as well indulge ourselves while we wait for Major League Baseball's offseason to kick into high gear. There have been some moves, but nothing too major yet...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 days ago 26,507 reads 12 comments

  16. Mike Trout Is Bull's-Eye Choice for AL MVP as MLB's Consensus Best Player

    It feels like an upset that   Mike Trout  won the American League MVP. That says enough about where the baseball world is. Or rather, where it's been...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 20 days ago 11,544 reads 68 comments

  17. 2016 Cy Young Award Voting Will Again Test Old School vs. New School Divide

    On Wednesday, it will be once more unto the breach in the war between old-school and new-school MLB awards voters. The debate over the 2016 American League and National League Cy Young Awards—to be revealed at 6 p...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 12,016 reads 42 comments

  18. J.D. Martinez Would Be Ideal Fit for Power-Starved Giants

    Before the San Francisco Giants ' run of even-year championships was killed by their bullpen at the end of 2016, it was wounded by their lack of power. Their leading home run hitter was Brandon Belt, who cranked just 17 homers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 17,964 reads 29 comments

  19. Justin Verlander's Cy Young-Level 2016 Gives Tigers Golden Trade Opportunity

    There's a one-in-three chance Justin Verlander will win the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. Two things will happen if he does...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 18,166 reads 29 comments

  20. Corey Seager Fulfills Top MLB Prospect Destiny as Unanimous Rookie of the Year

    When you're also up for the Most Valuable Player Award, winning Rookie of the Year is a mere formality. Still, Corey Seager will take it. And if you're just now joining us, he did...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 days ago 10,270 reads 12 comments

  21. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Top 100 Free Agents, Trade Targets Available

    Over the past week, Bleacher Report has been going position by position and rounding up the top 100 players available in free agency and trades in the 2016-2017 MLB offseason. Now it's time to put them all in one basket...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 57,414 reads 26 comments

  22. Sonny Gray Is the Wild Card of the MLB Offseason's Ace Trade Market

    Remember when Sonny Gray seemed to have one foot in an Oakland A's uniform and one foot on the trading block? Those were interesting times. Now they may be ready for a comeback...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 12,589 reads 28 comments

  23. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 20 Outfielders Available for 2017

    Bleacher Report's stroll through the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 MLB offseason now heads to the outfield. We have 20 outfielders to get to. Most are part of a deep collection of quality free agents...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 22,842 reads 25 comments

  24. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 15 Relief Pitchers Available for 2017

    After looking at the top 25 starting pitchers , Bleacher Report's look at the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 offseason now moves to the bullpen...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 25,633 reads 42 comments

  25. MLB Drought Watch: When Will Each Suffering Franchise Finally Break Through?

    The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last week. Thus crumbled a championship drought that had lasted for 108 years. That's a glimmer of hope for other long-suffering MLB franchises if there ever were one...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 19,771 reads 24 comments