1. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Overall Top 300 Players

    Over the past few weeks, the 2016 Bleacher Report MLB 300 has been ranking the top players at each individual position. Now it's time for the grand finale: the complete list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 82,058 reads 152 comments

  2. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 30 Relief Pitchers of 2016

    It's only appropriate that the Bleacher Report MLB 300 nears its finish with a look at the guys who finish games. It's time for the top relief pitchers of the 2016 Major League Baseball season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 40,881 reads 67 comments

  3. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 5 Designated Hitters of 2016

    The next stop on the 2016 Bleacher Report MLB 300 will be brief. It's time to look at the top designated hitters in the league. Only 15 teams get to use the DH, and relatively few of them have a full-timer at the position...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 16,139 reads 38 comments

  4. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 40 Corner Outfielders of 2016

    And now for the final stop on the Bleacher Report MLB 300's tour of the top position players of the 2016 Major League Baseball season: corner outfielders...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 27,864 reads 89 comments

  5. Giants Show Postseason Mojo in Stunning Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

    Throughout most of the second half, the San Francisco Giants have been cursed by black magic rather than blessed by the strange magic that led them to World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 6,637 reads 12 comments

  6. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Center Fielders of 2016

    Having concluded its tour around the infield at third base , the B/R MLB 300 now heads to the outfield. First up are the top center fielders of the 2016 Major League Baseball season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 32,127 reads 66 comments

  7. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 80 Starting Pitchers of 2016

    It's time for the B/R MLB 300 to take a break from bats and gloves and focus on the arms. First up: starting pitchers. There are typically 150 starting pitchers in Major League Baseball at any given moment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 41,625 reads 130 comments

  8. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Third Basemen of 2016

    After checking in with the game's top shortstops , the B/R MLB 300 now heads to its final stop on the infield with a look at the top third basemen in Major League Baseball for the 2016 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 22,792 reads 98 comments

  9. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Shortstops of 2016

    After a stop at second base , the B/R MLB 300 will now go to the left side of the infield and check in with the top shortstops in Major League Baseball. As with first base and second base, the list ahead features the names of 25 shortstops...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 31,517 reads 135 comments

  10. NL East-Clinching Nationals Face Steep NL Playoff Climb with Battered Roster

    The Washington Nationals are your 2016 NL East champions, having clinched the division Saturday night. Their only worry right now is how much champagne stings when it gets in their eyes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 7,141 reads 20 comments

  11. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Second Basemen of 2016

    With catchers and first basemen in the bag, the B/R MLB 300 now turns its attention to second base. We have 25 second basemen to get to, and this year we'll be scoring them differently than in the past...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 39,696 reads 118 comments

  12. Red-Hot Red Sox Emerging as Alpha Dog in AL Playoff Picture

    As the National League continues to leave no doubt about who its World Series favorite is, the American League may finally be settling on one of its own. The Boston Red Sox ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 18,526 reads 90 comments

  13. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 20 Catchers of 2016

    After getting started at first base , it's time for the B/R MLB 300 to backtrack 90 feet to check in with the guys behind the dish. Due to the position's relative lack of star power, our list of the top catchers for 2016 features only 20 names...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 16,636 reads 23 comments

  14. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 First Basemen of 2016

    Hello and welcome to the first stop on the Bleacher Report MLB 300: first base. The rankings ahead are the first in a series that will lead to the top 300 players in Major League Baseball for 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 48,201 reads 118 comments

  15. Jacob deGrom Injury Ends Mets' Hopes for Another Deep Postseason Run

    The injury bug has been trying to block the New York Mets from returning to the World Series in 2016. Credit the Mets for putting up a strong resistance. But the fight has finally been lost...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 46,537 reads 62 comments

  16. Noah Syndergaard Is Back to Peak Dominance When Mets Need Him Most

    A New York Mets starting rotation that was supposed to be the mightiest force on this or any other planet has become battered, broken and badly in need of a hero. Enter Thor...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 8,489 reads 12 comments

  17. Can Tigers Survive AL Wild-Card Chase Without $110M Man Jordan Zimmermann?

    When the Detroit Tigers gave Jordan Zimmermann a $110 million contract over the winter, they could have imagined his spearheading a charge into the postseason when September came around...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 1,194 reads 1 comments

  18. Clayton Kershaw Is Back, but Dodgers Ace Has Kinks to Work Out

    There was neither a red carpet nor a flourish of trumpets at Marlins Park on Friday night, but there might as well have been. For the mighty Clayton Kershaw had returned. ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 12,620 reads 29 comments

  19. Ageless Wonder Adrian Beltre Leading Charge for AL-Best Rangers

    Time waits for no man. It's mean like that. It's even meaner to baseball players, systematically robbing them of their skills as they drift further from their youth. Except for Adrian Beltre , who's playing like he's 37 going on 27...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 14,534 reads 24 comments

  20. Christian Yelich's Newfound Power Giving Marlins an Emerging Superstar

    When the injury bug ambushed and carried off Giancarlo Stanton in mid-August, the Miami Marlins lost a power source that still hasn't been replaced. But give it up to Christian Yelich for giving it his best shot...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 10,738 reads 17 comments

  21. Yoenis Cespedes' Scorching Bat Is Lifting Mets Back into Playoff Picture

    Yoenis Cespedes is just one guy on a 25-man roster, and he's still feeling a quadriceps injury that put him on the disabled list Aug. 4. It's not fair to expect him to carry the New York Mets to October...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 24,526 reads 51 comments

  22. Dustin Pedroia Has Become Forgotten Star in Red Sox's Booming Offense

    We've talked plenty about David Ortiz, for reasons that amount to "duh." We've talked about Mookie Betts, who's an MVP candidate . We've had good things to say about Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 24,439 reads 44 comments

  23. Don't Forget About Max Scherzer in NL Cy Young Race

    If Max Scherzer 's American League Cy Young Award is beginning to feel lonely, it could soon have company. In the wasteland that is the National League Cy Young race without a fully functioning Clayton Kershaw, anyone could claim this year's award...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 11,202 reads 19 comments

  24. Red-Hot Adrian Gonzalez Adds Another Weapon to Dangerous Dodgers Offense

    Even with Adrian Gonzalez 's awesomeness meter at less than 100 percent for most of the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers haven't had much trouble hitting in 2016. Just imagine what they can do now that his meter is far past 100 percent...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 23,551 reads 19 comments

  25. Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill on the Comeback Trail at Perfect Time for Dodgers

    Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers have finally caught up with the San Francisco Giants , their starting pitching has gone and quit on them. Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill, that's your cue to come back and fix everything...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 19,427 reads 21 comments