1. Updating the Top 100 MLB Players at 2015's Midseason

    Coming into the 2015 Major League Baseball season, we had a notion of who the best players in the game were. But now that we're midway through the season, that notion no longer applies...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 76,635 reads 335 comments

  2. How the Cardinals Built Best Franchise Rotation Since Gibson-Carlton Era

    Back in the late '60s, the St. Louis Cardinals had some darn good starting rotations. Those were the days when Bob Gibson was at his peak, and there was also a promising young lefty named Steve Carlton...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 23,459 reads 30 comments

  3. Amid the Chaos, Red Sox Have Quietly Developed Young Core for Future

    At roughly the midpoint of it all, the Boston Red Sox 's 2015 season is so far one for the "Disappointing" file. This team was supposed to be better than the 91-game losers of 2014, and right now it's on pace to be just slightly better...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 38,227 reads 82 comments

  4. Clayton Kershaw a Victim of Outdated Pitching Measures in 2015 All-Star Snub

    On Monday, we learned something that wasn't easy to process: Clayton Kershaw is not a National League All-Star this year. Not easy to process, indeed, and even harder to swallow...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 48,126 reads 98 comments

  5. 2015 MLB All Star Roster: Breaking Down the AL and NL Starters

    All the votes are in, and now the secret is out. On Sunday night, Major League Baseball revealed which players the fans voted in as the starters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game , to be played at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park on July 14...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 54,934 reads 115 comments

  6. 10 Biggest Takeaways from Week 13's MLB Action

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season is halfway home. It just put its third month in the books, as well as its 13th week. And as with all the other ones, this week gave us plenty to talk about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 23,104 reads 30 comments

  7. B/R's 2015 All-MLB Rookie Team at the Midseason Mark

    Just like that, the first half of the 2015 Major League Baseball season has come and gone. That's our cue to pay homage to the many things that have entertained us along the way. High up on that list, as usual, are the kids...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 69,861 reads 157 comments

  8. Jose Fernandez's Stuff, Homer in 2015 Debut Reignite Superstardom

    On Thursday afternoon in Miami, Major League Baseball welcomed back a guy who was a rising superstar not too long ago. And based on what he showed, it looks like he's ready to be a rising superstar again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 29 days ago 5,577 reads 7 comments

  9. Huge Trade Packages That Could Ignite Chris Sale Blockbuster Deal

    Don't hold your breath waiting for Chris Sale to be moved in a blockbuster trade. Their 2015 season may be kaput, but the ace left-hander is one of the Chicago White Sox 's core building blocks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 29 days ago 43,919 reads 196 comments

  10. Carlos Carrasco's Near No-No Shines Light on One of MLB's Nastiest Pitchers

    If Carlos Carrasco could have gotten just one more out on Wednesday night, we'd be sitting here talking about the third no-hitter of the 2015 MLB season. Alas, he couldn't do it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 30 days ago 20,681 reads 18 comments

  11. 2015 MLB All-Star Rosters: B/R's Final 34-Man Roster Predictions

    If you're anxiously awaiting the reveals of the rosters for the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, you need to hang in there for a few more days...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 42,016 reads 146 comments

  12. Clay Buchholz Is the Ace Everyone Assumes the Red Sox Don't Have

    The Boston Red Sox don't have an ace starting pitcher. I've said it. Chances are you've probably said it as well. It's been the consensus since, well, ever. Clay Buchholz , however, begs to differ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,074 reads 45 comments

  13. Pinpointing Each MLB Contender's Biggest Weakness Needing Trade Fix

    If the 2015 MLB season still feels brand-new to you, here's some news you might find shocking: The July 31 trade deadline is just a month away...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 79,162 reads 194 comments

  14. 10 Biggest Takeaways from Week 12's MLB Action

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season has now been going on for 12 whole weeks, and yet it keeps giving us fun and exciting things to talk about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 21,325 reads 35 comments

  15. Paul Goldschmidt Making Strong Claim for MLB's Top-Hitter Throne

    Who's the best hitter in Major League Baseball? Most people would probably say Miguel Cabrera. And that's a fine choice, what with him being Miguel Cabrera and all. But for your consideration, here's another name: Paul Goldschmidt...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 7,654 reads 28 comments

  16. Predicting MLB Arrival Date of Each Top Prospect in the All-Star Futures Game

    On Sunday, July 12, Major League Baseball's future will descend on Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. In a sense, anyway. That's when baseball will hold its annual Futures Game, and as per usual, all the best prospects have been invited...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 28,968 reads 33 comments

  17. Red-Hot Jason Heyward Coming Alive at Just the Right Time

    If the last time you gave Jason Heyward a good look was in April, you saw a player mired in a horrible slump and, as such, failing to justify a blockbuster offseason trade...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 14,112 reads 32 comments

  18. Should Red Sox Blow Up Latest Roster, Clubhouse Mess?

    For the Boston Red Sox , 2015 is feeling suspiciously like 2012. And so, the same question the Red Sox found themselves asking that year is relevant all over again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 44,240 reads 90 comments

  19. Pete Rose Evidence Set to Cast Dark Cloud over 2015 MLB All-Star Game

    Among other things, the 2015 MLB All-Star Game was to be a celebration of baseball's all-time hit king. Though still banned from baseball for life, Pete Rose had been permitted ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 19,226 reads 64 comments

  20. Which Members of MLB's 2015 Rookie Invasion Have the Brightest Futures?

    If you like talented rookies with your Major League Baseball, the 2015 season is the treat you've been waiting for. As we noted recently , an invasion of young players that began a couple of years ago has hit its zenith in 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 56,633 reads 180 comments

  21. Could Kris Bryant's 1st Multi-HR Game Kick Off an Overdue Power Surge?

    Behold a question that I doubt anybody expected to be asked at any point in the 2015 season: Is Kris Bryant finally going to start hitting for power now? An unexpected question, indeed...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 21,256 reads 84 comments

  22. 10 Biggest Takeaways from Week 11's MLB Action

    This Major League Baseball season goes to 11. Sorry, had to do it. There was just no other way to mark the passing of the 11th week of the 2015 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 37,840 reads 60 comments

  23. Wild MLB Offseason Spending Leading to Failure in 2015

    It's been in the rearview mirror for a while now, but none of us are going to forget the most recent Major League Baseball offseason any time soon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 39,506 reads 78 comments

  24. Just How Far Can Giancarlo Stanton Take His Home Run Surge?

    Giancarlo Stanton was put on this earth to hit home runs. He's been making that abundantly clear ever since he first set foot in the majors back in 2010. But we've never seen Stanton hit home runs like he's been hitting them in 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 42,771 reads 55 comments

  25. Time Is Now to Cash in on Aroldis Chapman's 100-Plus-MPH Fastball

    No stadium radar gun gets a workout quite like the one at Great American Ball Park. That's where Aroldis Chapman has done most of his work—and fired most of his 100-plus-mph fastballs...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 9,819 reads 25 comments