1. Josh Donaldson's Huge Night Leads 4 MLB Walk-Offs: Tuesday MLB Takeaways

    The 2015 season has been a struggle for the Toronto Blue Jays, as their pitching has been a nightmare and they've spent the majority of their time trying to stay out of the AL East basement...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 13,445 reads 18 comments

  2. With Rangers Streaking, Josh Hamilton Could Be More Than Novelty in Texas

    When the Texas Rangers traded for Josh Hamilton in late April, it was easy to interpret the deal as a low-risk move that, at the least, would help generate interest in an otherwise uninteresting team...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 25,677 reads 27 comments

  3. Biggest Duds of MLB's 1st Quarter, Position by Position

    One thing you have to be willing to do early on in any given Major League Baseball season is forgive bad performances. It can, after all, take time for guys to get on track...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 100,231 reads 106 comments

  4. Prince Fielder's 2-HR Outburst Highlights Slugger's Huge Comeback Season

    A year ago, Prince Fielder looked finished. Finito. Spent. And any other synonym for the word "done." But as anybody who watched the Texas Rangers veteran first baseman in ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,113 reads 21 comments

  5. Do Red Sox Need to Gut Elite Farm System to Bolster Volatile Rotation?

    We're about to revisit a question about the Boston Red Sox that seemed to come with an easy answer a couple weeks ago...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 20,333 reads 53 comments

  6. MLB 'Contender or Pretender' Breakdown at the One-Quarter Mark

    We can stop guessing now. A quarter of the way through the 2015 season, we know who the big winners in Major League Baseball are. They're right there in plain sight. We do, however, have to decide whether to believe in them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 105,906 reads 279 comments

  7. With Corey Seager Looming, Dodgers Must Keep Jimmy Rollins on Short Leash

    The Los Angeles Dodgers ' new-look front office has already struck gold with an "out with the old, in with the new" maneuver. Its first was swapping out Matt Kemp for Joc Pederson, which has been a major victory ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 24,102 reads 20 comments

  8. With 1st Place Secure, NL East Likely in Nationals' Hands for Good

    A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Nationals were 7-13 and in a spot where nobody expected them to be at any point in the 2015 season: dead last in the NL East. Disappointment, thy name was Nats...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,525 reads 48 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's First-Quarter MLB Season Awards

    Just like that, a quarter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season has come and gone. Teams have played roughly 40 of their 162 games, offering a pretty good snapshot of what this season is all about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 64,829 reads 191 comments

  10. Michael Wacha Filling Adam Wainwright's Ace Shoes for MLB-Best Cardinals

    You'd think it would be impossible to downplay Adam Wainwright's season-ending injury and its effect on the St. Louis Cardinals . It's not like you can just snap your fingers and replace a guy like that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 10,073 reads 14 comments

  11. Bryce Harper Must Be At-All-Cost Pursuit as Yankees' Future Iconic Centerpiece

    Officially, the New York Yankees will be in the capital over the next two days for a two-game series against the Washington Nationals ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 122,610 reads 234 comments

  12. Breaking Down the New Stat Starting to Take Baseball by Storm

    The last thing baseball needs is more statistics. The game's language has been steeped in numbers since the very beginning, and we're at a point now where seemingly every baseball term has a numeric equivalent...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 76,636 reads 82 comments

  13. Marlins Revert to Strange Ways with Abrupt Dismissal of Manager Mike Redmond

    On the bright side, the Miami Marlins didn't get no-hit on Sunday. Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller came very close to doing the deed, but Justin Bour denied him with two outs in the ninth inning...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 30,378 reads 59 comments

  14. 7 Biggest Takeaways from Week 6's MLB Action

    Another week, another bundle of Major League Baseball storylines to take in. We're into Week 6 of the 2015 MLB season, and it's been just about as crowded with things happening as the five weeks that preceded it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 18,109 reads 62 comments

  15. As Cubs Phenoms Grab Eyes, Anthony Rizzo Has Become Top-10 MLB Hitter

    For a team that hasn't won a World Series in over 100 years and came into 2015 off a string of five straight losing seasons, it's remarkable just how much hype the Chicago Cubs are generating...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 23,698 reads 62 comments

  16. With NL East Lead Shrinking, Cubs Sweep a Reality Check for Mets

    Never mind the National League East; there was a time not too long ago when the New York Mets seemed to be on top of the world. They were 13-3 through 16 games, the last 11 of which were all W's...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 9,433 reads 54 comments

  17. Corey Kluber Gets Back on Track with an 18-K Start for the Ages

    Heading into Corey Kluber 's eighth start of 2015, the question on all our minds was what was wrong with the Cleveland Indians ace. It's not like Cy Young winners go 0-5 with 5...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,596 reads 15 comments

  18. Is Dodgers' Dominance Without Superstar Yasiel Puig Sustainable?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five in a row, 11 out of 14 and 22 out of 32 overall, giving them the second-best record in Major League Baseball. In the parlance of our times, they're so hot right now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,746 reads 31 comments

  19. Stephen Vogt Latest Example of A's Striking Gold in Unexpected Places

    The Oakland Athletics are as much a deep salvage operation as they are a baseball team. To get ahead, they'll go wherever they can in hopes of finding whatever they can. They don't hit on all their searches, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 9,840 reads 17 comments

  20. With Jeter Gone, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner Are 1-2 Nightmare

    With five weeks of the 2015 MLB season complete, we've gotten a pretty good look at the post-Derek Jeter New York Yankees . And sappiness be damned, they just don't quite look the same without him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 20,658 reads 35 comments

  21. Why Top Mets Prospect Noah Syndergaard Is Hyped as a Future MLB Ace

    On the mound for the New York Mets on this particular day will be an intimidating right-hander with an electric arm and all the talent he needs to be one of baseball's best pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 15,431 reads 29 comments

  22. Facing an Opt-out Year, Zack Greinke Is Exploring New Pitching Heights

    If he's so inclined, Zack Greinke can end his six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after only three seasons at the end of 2015. He just better make sure he has a really good season first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 17,028 reads 21 comments

  23. Another Ace Bites the Dust as Tommy John Halts Alex Cobb's Great Young Career

    As if anyone needed further confirmation that no pitcher is safe from Tommy John surgery in today's MLB , another ace has bitten the dust. This time, it's Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,370 reads 14 comments

  24. Playing Slump or Bust with MLB's Most Shocking Ice-Cold Starts

    You never know what kind of weirdness will happen in the first month of the Major League Baseball season. Up can turn into down. Left can become right. Dogs move in with cats, and vice versa...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 29,845 reads 62 comments

  25. Dodgers Rookie Joc Pederson's Instant Superstardom Is No Joke

    If you really strain your brain, you might be able to remember a time when rookie center fielder Joc Pederson was one of the big unknowns on the veteran-laden Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 24,995 reads 67 comments