1. Marcus Stroman Injury Sends Blue Jays' 2015 A.L. East Hopes on Life Support

    The Toronto Blue Jays had every reason to be excited about not just what Marcus Stroman could do on the mound in 2015, but what he could do for their chances of winning their first division title since 1993...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 10,554 reads 62 comments

  2. Predictions for MLB's Top 10 Rookies in 2015

    There's nothing wrong with looking forward to watching the usual suspects in an upcoming baseball season. Indeed, why would there be anything wrong with champing at the bit for some ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 30,113 reads 54 comments

  3. 10 Breakout Stars from Spring Training's Opening Week of Games

    It's really not a good idea to get excited about the top spring training stars. It's an even worse idea to get excited about the top breakout stars, as the numbers they put up all too often lead to a whole lot of nothing...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 20,991 reads 19 comments

  4. Matt Harvey's Comeback Teases Return of Cy Young-Level Dominance

    It's going to be a while before we really know for sure. But for now, one thing at least appears to be true: Matt Harvey is back. The New York Mets ' fireballing right-hander didn't pitch at all in 2014, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 15,263 reads 31 comments

  5. ETAs for Top Rebuilding MLB Teams to Become Playoff-Bound

    Thanks to an additional wild-card spot and the availability of lots and lots of spending money , it's really never been easier for Major League Baseball clubs to flip a switch and try to build a winner overnight...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 41,178 reads 161 comments

  6. What It Will Take for Nationals to Become True Historic 'Super Rotation'

    As soon as the world learned the Washington Nationals were adding Max Scherzer to an already awesome rotation, the word started to circulate: "Historic...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 3,389 reads 9 comments

  7. Should Matt Harvey Be Allowed to Go Full-Bore When 2015 Season Begins?

    Fellow fans of power pitching, rejoice! For Matt Harvey will be back in 2015. Sort of, anyway. Because the New York Mets don't want to push their luck in his first year back ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 3,528 reads 6 comments

  8. Alex Rodriguez's Return to Field Signals Time to Judge Ability, Not Past

    At long last, we have an excuse to stop talking about Alex Rodriguez the lightning rod and to start talking about Alex Rodriguez the baseball player. In our defense, there hasn't been much else to talk about in the last two years...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 7,394 reads 21 comments

  9. Star-Studded Myers-Kemp-Upton Outfield Could Actually Be Padres' Downfall

    Here's guessing the average baseball fan probably wouldn't have been able to name even one San Diego Padres outfielder last season, much less all three. But things ought to be different now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 33,776 reads 76 comments

  10. What Big Spring from Kris Bryant Would Mean to Cubs' 2015 Playoff Hopes

    One way or another, Kris Bryant figures to be part of a promising 2015 season for the Chicago Cubs . But given the kind of talent the third base super prospect possesses, you ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 28 days ago 14,889 reads 46 comments

  11. Vintage Justin Verlander Is Vital for Tigers to Continue AL Central Dominance

    There weren't many reasons to be optimistic about Justin Verlander in 2014. He spent the season producing like a below-average pitcher and all too often looked the part...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 29 days ago 5,770 reads 20 comments

  12. Ranking the Biggest Distractions of Spring Training

    Most spring training storylines you hear of will be about baseball. The whole idea is to mark the return of baseball, after all, so that makes sense. But then there are the other storylines...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 10,942 reads 14 comments

  13. Updating the Hottest Questions of 2015 MLB Spring Training, Week 2

    Last week, it was time for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training. This week, it was everyone else's turn. In other words: It's on, people...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 48,239 reads 48 comments

  14. Top Cuban Prospect Jorge Soler Is Key Cog in Cubs Realizing 2015 Hype

    You wouldn't expect a team with five straight seasons of at least 87 losses to be all the rage heading into a new season. The Chicago Cubs , however, have worked hard to be an exception...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 18,611 reads 29 comments

  15. MLB 'Sidekicks' Who Need to Step Up Most in 2015

    Every Major League Baseball team needs stars. Their talents include being really good at baseball, and really good baseball players help baseball teams win a lot of games. Stars can't do everything, though...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 7,351 reads 6 comments

  16. Aaron Judge Will Finally Give Yankees Fans Big Prospect to Believe In

    Right now, everyone's focused on what the New York Yankees farm system doesn't have: Cuban super-prospect Yoan Moncada . The Yankees were favored to land Moncada but were surprisingly outbid by the rival Boston Red Sox ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 63,014 reads 81 comments

  17. Mookie Betts Poised to Become One of MLB's Big 2015 Breakout Stars

    If it feels like you've heard Mookie Betts' name a lot this offseason, you can thank the Cole Hamels trade rumors for that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 10,678 reads 16 comments

  18. Is Mike Trout Ready to Handle the Label of 'The New Face of Baseball'?

    There are things we know Mike Trout can handle. Most notably, being a national superstar and the face of the Los Angeles Angels. Those aren't easy tasks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,282 reads 60 comments

  19. Yoan Moncada Signing Sets Red Sox Up for Blockbuster Trade for Needed Ace

    With their latest signing, the Boston Red Sox have undoubtedly upgraded their future. But as a bonus, it might also lead them to upgrade their present. Meet Yoan Moncada , and then prepare to meet Boston's new ace...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 54,752 reads 118 comments

  20. MLB Teams That Have Already Surpassed the Reigning Champion Giants

    When we last saw the San Francisco Giants, they were winning their third World Series in five seasons. The top of the baseball world was all theirs. But nowadays? Eh, not as much...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 49,566 reads 205 comments

  21. Significant Questions Each of MLB's Many 2015 Contenders Must Answer

    So, who's up for a game of 20 Questions? Well, there's actually going to be a lot more than that. We're here to talk about questions facing Major League Baseball's prospective contenders...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 53,242 reads 234 comments

  22. Final Takeaways and Fallout of the Wild 2014-15 MLB Offseason

    As we say hello to spring training, we say goodbye to something else: the Major League Baseball offseason. As fun as it always is to welcome the start of a new season, I suspect we're going to miss this particular winter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 7,598 reads 9 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's 2015 MLB Award Predictions at Start of Spring Training

    With the arrival of spring training also meaning the arrival of prediction season, you might even say it's our duty to take a whack at predicting who will win some hardware when it's time for 2015 MLB awards ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 52,593 reads 170 comments

  24. Jurickson Profar's Once Bright Future in Flux After Failed Comeback

    It wasn't long ago that Jurickson Profar looked like the future of the Texas Rangers . But now, you suddenly have to wonder if he even has a future with the Rangers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 4,545 reads 8 comments

  25. How MLB's Current Superstars Compare to Legends of the Past

    If we had any sense of fairness, we would only ever look at contemporary baseball superstars in their own light. It's not like great ballplayers come off an assembly line, after all...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 41,244 reads 120 comments