1. In a Wide-Open AL Cy Young Race, Why Not Cole Hamels?

    Cole Hamels never really came close to winning a Cy Young Award when he was in the National League . He placed in the voting four times, but never higher than fifth. The competition was just too good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 32,427 reads 75 comments

  2. Yankees Facing Most Important Trade Deadline of the Brian Cashman Era

    Including this one, the New York Yankees have been winners in each of the last 24 seasons. That's meant 24 years of buying or staying the course at the trade deadline, as one does when one is a winner...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 117,819 reads 100 comments

  3. What's Behind the Decline in MLB Catchers at the Plate?

    Things were looking dicey for a while, but offense has come back to Major League Baseball. Almost everywhere you look, hitters are hitting again...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 30,384 reads 50 comments

  4. Bizarre Chris Sale Clubhouse Blowup Further Muddies Complex Trade Talks

    As if trading Chris Sale wasn't going to be complicated enough for the Chicago White Sox , then he had to go and carve up some jerseys. If that second part lost you, boy do you have a story to get caught up on...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 70,786 reads 123 comments

  5. Every MLB Contender's Blueprint to an 'A' Grade at the 2016 Trade Deadline

    Better buckle up. Major League Baseball's August 1 trade deadline is fast approaching, and the market appears to be flooded with buyers. Let's take that as our cue to get into how every team can make out well...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 76,583 reads 129 comments

  6. Could David Ortiz Cap Historic Farewell Season with AL MVP?

    Big Papi's been places. And done things. All-Star Games. Home Run Derbies. World Series. You name it. But about four months into David Ortiz 's final major league season, it's ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 42,450 reads 164 comments

  7. Roster Expansion Would Halt MLB's Attempt to Speed Up the Game

    If you're already a baseball fan, you've long since learned to live with how the sport takes its time. Any given baseball game is a slow burn, and there's a certain charm to that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 22,667 reads 22 comments

  8. It's Time for MLB Star Evan Longoria to Be Shopped to the Highest Bidder

    Evan Longoria signed an extension with the Tampa Bay Rays as soon as he arrived in the majors in 2008. And then another in 2012. Clearly, both sides want this partnership to continue for the long haul...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 49,446 reads 65 comments

  9. Why Is Hyped 2016 Rookie Pitcher Class Struggling So Badly?

    Let's hear it for Michael Fulmer. The Detroit Tigers rookie right-hander entered 2016 with relatively little hype but is now charging toward the American League Rookie of the Year award with a 2...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 40,163 reads 49 comments

  10. Fastest Starter to 500, How Far Can Jose Fernandez Climb MLB's All-Time K List?

    Leave it to Jose Fernandez , whose fastball is barely contained by the fabric of reality, to get somewhere really fast...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 14,694 reads 41 comments

  11. How Much Could Yankees Actually Sell on Summer Trade Market?

    For the New York Yankees , August 1 is looking less like the trade deadline and more like a sell-by date. By now, there's little question that selling on the summer market is what they should do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 64,850 reads 158 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's Full 2016 Midseason MLB Awards

    The All-Star break is over. It's back to the grind now, and chances are the second half of the 2016 Major League Baseball season will look a lot different from the first half...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 54,997 reads 231 comments

  13. Red Sox Pay Heavy but Necessary Price to Go for It with Drew Pomeranz

    For the second time in less than a year, the Boston Red Sox have paid a heavy price for a left-handed starter they hope can take them over the top. Actually, better make that a very heavy price...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 52,182 reads 64 comments

  14. MLB's Biggest Surprises, Disappointments of 2016's 1st Half

    Apart from Mike Trout being all forms of awesome and Jacob deGrom having marvelous hair, little is predictable in a Major League Baseball season. The sport deals in surprises and disappointments...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 37,640 reads 74 comments

  15. MLB All-Star Game 2016: Full Midsummer Classic Preview and Predictions

    Before long, the stars will descend on San Diego's Petco Park and Major League Baseball's annual midsummer bash will begin. The wait for the 2016 All-Star Game is over...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,405 reads 45 comments

  16. Troy Tulowitzki's Revival Adds Thunder to Blue Jays' Surging Offense

    A red-hot Troy Tulowitzki fitting into a red-hot lineup is just what the Toronto Blue Jays had in mind when they traded for him last July. Almost a year later, they're getting what they wished for...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,759 reads 26 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Full Preview, Predictions for 2016 MLB Trade Season

    In a few days, Major League Baseball will break for the All-Star Game. It'll be a nice, lighthearted exhibition for everyone involved. But after that, things are going to get nutty...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 104,294 reads 124 comments

  18. How Jose Fernandez Has Become MLB's Most Lethal Strikeout Pitcher in 2016

    We better have a good excuse if we're going to put a modern pitcher in the company of Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez. Their names are not to be used lightly. Currently providing a good excuse, however, is Jose Fernandez ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 6,869 reads 26 comments

  19. Which Pitchers Should Start for the AL and NL All-Stars?

    Any fool can pick an All-Star starting lineup. All you have to do is sit at your computer and click away until you reach the voting limit or you get carpal tunnel syndrome, whichever comes first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 20,164 reads 49 comments

  20. What Should We Make of Jake Arrieta and the Cubs' Recent Stumbles?

    Jake Arrieta is trying to author a worthy follow-up to a Cy Young-winning season, and he's doing it on a Chicago Cubs team that's trying to end a 108-year championship drought...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 25,055 reads 103 comments

  21. It's Time to Take the Indians Seriously as Cleveland's Other Title Contender

    Remember when the Cavaliers were the hottest act in Cleveland? You know, what with their winning the NBA Finals and snapping the city's 52-year championship drought? Well, they had their time...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 13,513 reads 54 comments

  22. 2016 MLB All-Star Rosters: B/R's 34-Man Roster Predictions

    The votes are in, and now we wait for the official word on who's invited to the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Perhaps there will be some surprises. Unless, of course, all our predictions come true...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 109,759 reads 239 comments

  23. Wil Myers' Return to Stardom Could Create Trade-Market Frenzy

    It's happening a year later than they would have liked, but Wil Myers has become a star for the San Diego Padres in 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 22,134 reads 25 comments

  24. Yasiel Puig Could Be Fighting for His LA Dodgers Future the Rest of 2016

    It was roughly this time three years ago that Yasiel Puig was putting the finishing touches on a debut month for the ages...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 69,896 reads 39 comments

  25. Kris Bryant's Epic 3-HR Game Shines Light on Leap from Phenom to Superstar

    Kris Bryant was the College Player of the Year in 2013, the Minor League Player of the Year in 2014 and the National League Rookie of the Year in 2015. Clearly, the guy likes to outdo himself...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 46,115 reads 189 comments