1. Jose Altuve's Case as MLB's Most Underrated Infielder

    I'm thinking of a ballplayer who might be a little underrated. You know, a guy whom fans come up short in appreciating. If only they knew what he could do, coming to properly appreciate him would take only a small amount of effort...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 hours ago 11,391 reads 10 comments

  2. Even Without Scoreless Streak, Clayton Kershaw Is Still Having a Historic Season

    For Clayton Kershaw , a home run off the bat of Chase Headley ruined everything. And nothing. It broke up an incredible streak, but it did not break up an incredible season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 hours ago 7,501 reads 22 comments

  3. Masahiro Tanaka Injury Could Be Final Death Blow to Yankees' 2014 Playoff Hopes

    As of this moment, the New York Yankees are still in the hunt for October. That's partially owed to the general mediocrity of the AL East, but also to how they've been able to withstand injuries...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 days ago 31,048 reads 102 comments

  4. Bryce Harper Still the Right MLB Superstar to Build Franchise Around

    Before we get on with what, I think, is going to be something like my 16th spirited defense of Bryce Harper , I must grant that this is one for the "had you told me" file...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 days ago 17,355 reads 42 comments

  5. When Is the Best Time to Move a Player in the MLB Trade Season?

    We ponder many things when Major League Baseball's trade season comes around. Buyers and sellers. Available players. Expendable prospects. Ken Rosenthal's bow ties. Et cetera ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 days ago 12,223 reads 11 comments

  6. Manny Machado's Return to Stardom Is Very Bad News for AL East

    The AL East's status right now should be something along the lines of "none too thrilled," for it looks like the first-place Baltimore Orioles have made a major acquisition. And they did it without even picking up the phone...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 days ago 14,555 reads 99 comments

  7. 2014 MLB All-Star Roster: Breaking Down the NL and AL Selections

    Major League Baseball has done its part by revealing the rosters for the 2014 All-Star Game. Now we must do our part by talking about them as they deserve to be talked about: In ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 days ago 119,377 reads 171 comments

  8. Ranking the 10 Least-Deserving MLB All-Stars of the Last Decade

    The idea of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is sound. It's designed to gather the best players in the league in one place, and it mostly succeeds at doing so. But not always...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 days ago 85,900 reads 192 comments

  9. Clayton Kershaw Has Big Head Start on MLB's Best-Ever Left-Handed Aces

    The thing about Clayton Kershaw 's greatness is that it's both easy to talk about and actually pretty hard to exaggerate. For example, we can say the Los Angeles Dodgers ace lefty is hands down MLB 's best pitcher...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 33,724 reads 62 comments

  10. 2014 MLB All-Star Rosters: B/R's Final 34-Man Roster Predictions

    The rosters for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game won't be revealed until Sunday night, so we'll all just have to wait patiently for a few more... Actually, scratch that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 days ago 166,799 reads 546 comments

  11. David Price vs. Jeff Samardzija: Who Is MLB's Best Ace on the Block?

    Here's guessing that all general managers on the lookout for a stud starting pitcher this July would prefer to trade for David Price and Jeff Samardzija. But since that's not very practical, the best choice between the two would be...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 days ago 12,119 reads 37 comments

  12. Jake Arrieta's Very Real Breakout Gives Cubs an Ace to Build Around

    There's what Jake Arrieta used to be, and then there's what Jake Arrieta is. It's an important distinction to make. What Arrieta used to be is a major disappointment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 8,244 reads 24 comments

  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Fact or Fiction with the Latest Buzz at the Start of July

    As you might have noticed, the 2014 Major League Baseball season has been underway for a while now. If you haven't, well, it began in March. Better get with the times, man. But the 2014 MLB trade season? That's just now kicking into high gear...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 days ago 27,470 reads 21 comments

  14. Healthy Bryce Harper Shows How He Can Boost Nationals Lineup to New Level

    Many moons from now, we're probably not going to be singing songs of Bryce Harper 's return from the disabled list on June 30, 2014. In this moment, however, Harper's return is at least worth talking about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 days ago 59,979 reads 16 comments

  15. What Billy Hamilton's Offensive Evolution Will Mean for MLB Career

    Take a moment to imagine a ballplayer who's a pest at the plate, a magnet in center field and an unstoppable force on the basepaths. The guy you just imagined is Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 13 days ago 17,466 reads 14 comments

  16. 2014 Season Proving Catcher Will Continue to Be Dynamic Offensive Position

    We're used to thinking about good-hitting catchers as being a rarity. And if I had to take a whack at guessing the popular opinion, it's probably that they're even rarer in today's game...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 15 days ago 5,971 reads 8 comments

  17. Dominant Adam Wainwright Showing Elbow Scare Was Just a Bump in the Road

    The St. Louis Cardinals have reasons to worry about a number of their pitchers these days, which is all sorts of bad news...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 15 days ago 2,281 reads 0 comments

  18. Bleacher Report's Full 2014 Midseason MLB Awards

    The 2014 Major League Baseball season is (more or less) at the halfway point. Having already taken a look at some super-interesting statistical happenings , we shall now pursue another midseason activity: handing out awards...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 101,164 reads 434 comments

  19. Tim Lincecum's No-Hitter Shows He's Still Capable of Occasional Magic

    Tim Lincecum could dazzle with the best of 'em between 2008 and 2011. But then the baseball gods took his powers away in 2012, dooming most of his trips to the mound to be a struggle...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 21,541 reads 104 comments

  20. Looking Inside the Numbers of MLB's First Half of 2014

    So, maybe not everybody has realized this yet, but the 2014 Major League Baseball season is already pretty much at the halfway point. Yup. We've come that far...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 4,641 reads 4 comments

  21. Let the Buyer Beware on David Price Blockbuster Trade This July

    The Tampa Bay Rays are likely going to trade David Price in July. And when they do, they're likely going to get some really good stuff in return. But here's a warning for all interested parties: Be careful on this one, man...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 26,961 reads 57 comments

  22. Chewing Tobacco Should Be MLB's Next Outdated Tradition to Be Banned

    Old traditions die hard in baseball, but it's to Major League Baseball's credit that it's been willing to kill off traditions that have outstayed their welcomes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 18 days ago 15,398 reads 158 comments

  23. Chris Davis Needs His Walk-Off Homer to Be Major 2014 Turning Point

    Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis entered Monday's action in need of a big hit in the worst way but in a lousy position to get one. It's not so easy to hit from the bench, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 18 days ago 15,158 reads 7 comments

  24. Washington Nationals Poised for Big Surge to the Top of the NL

    This will be your latest warning that the Washington Nationals are armed, dangerous and ready to take the National League by storm. Yeah, yeah. I know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 20 days ago 8,684 reads 66 comments

  25. Carlos Beltran's Walk-Off Homer Gives Yankees a Taste of Missing Ingredient

    The New York Yankees went to the bottom of the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles trailing 3-1. They needed a welcome sight. What they got instead was a very welcome sight, courtesy of Carlos Beltran ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 6,588 reads 12 comments