1. What Can MLB Pitchers Do to Stop the Return of the Home Run Era?

    Major League Baseball pitchers don't have it too bad. Strikeouts are at an all-time high and, not so coincidentally, scoring is well below the heights it reached in the 1990s and 2000s...

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  2. MLB Players Who Will Blossom into Superstars in 2017

    Major League Baseball isn't hurting for superstar players, but more of those never hurt anyone. Now that the 2017 season has arrived, it's as good a time as any to become familiar with baseball's next wave of superstars...

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  3. Carlos Martinez Dominates Champion Cubs to Show Cy Young Pedigree

    Nothing says "Hey, kid, go be our ace!" like a long-term contract extension and an Opening Day start. It's early yet, but Carlos Martinez sure looks ready, willing and able to oblige the St...

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  4. Los Angeles Dodgers: Complete 2017 Season Preview, Predictions

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won four straight NL West titles and, presumably, would be all too happy to make it five in a row in 2017. But the real prize remains the World Series title that's eluded them for 29 years...

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  5. San Francisco Giants: Complete 2017 Season Preview, Predictions

    The magic spell that the San Francisco Giants had in even years finally stopped working in 2016. Now they have to find the right incantation for odd-year magic. That should be doable...

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  6. Can Nolan Arenado Unseat Kris Bryant as NL's MVP in 2017?

    Kris Bryant ran away with the National League MVP voting in 2016. By default, that makes him the favorite to win the award again in 2017...

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  7. MLB 2022: Who Will Be the Superstars of Baseball in 5 Years?

    The world will be a different place in 2022. Perhaps that's not a comforting thought, so here's one that is: At least Major League Baseball's pantheon of superstars shouldn't look too different...

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  8. Bleacher Report's Full 2017 MLB Season Preview and Predictions

    With Opening Day just around the corner, the time has come to pretend to know what the future holds for the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Yes, it's time to make predictions...

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  9. MLB Metrics 101: Exposing the Worst Contracts of Baseball

    The best thing about Major League Baseball contracts is they're guaranteed. Sometimes, that can also be the worst part...

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  10. MLB 'Elite 8': Recent World Series Champions Battle for Ultimate Crown

    These are fun times for college basketball fans. The NCAA tournament is in the Sweet 16 now and will soon reach the Elite Eight. Good stuff if you're into that sort of thing...

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  11. What to Expect from Trevor Story in Encore to Record-Setting Rookie Explosion

    Trevor Story has already made a name for himself. All he needs to do now is make his name stick. Far from a household name before 2016, the young Colorado Rockies shortstop ...

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  12. Chicago Cubs: Final Predictions for Each Key Spring Position Battle

    As one would expect from a defending World Series champion, the Chicago Cubs arrived in spring training with few questions to answer. With no major injuries suffered, not a whole lot has changed since then...

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  13. Final Win-Loss Predictions for Every MLB Team in 2017

    Spring training is almost ready to give way to the regular season. Soon, it will be out with the fake games and in with the real ones. Want to know how those will pan out? You've come to the right place...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 150,330 reads 0 comments

  14. Bold Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season

    The baseball season is 162 games long, and so much that happens within each game is determined by luck. As a result, even the safest predictions for a given season can easily go awry...

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  15. San Francisco Giants: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in Spring Training So Far

    There's no point panicking about the losing record the San Francisco Giants have this spring. It's spring training —t hey'll be fine. Provided, of course, that some of the key players complicit in the club's poor spring turn things around...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 17,183 reads 0 comments

  16. New York Mets: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in Spring Training So Far

    So far, there are mostly positives to take away from New York Mets camp. From Yoenis Cespedes to Curtis Granderson to Lucas Duda to Neil Walker to Asdrubal Cabrera to Travis d'Arnaud and Michael Conforto, their big bats are producing...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 13,309 reads 0 comments

  17. Cubs' Willson Contreras Ready to Become the Gary Sanchez of 2017

    Don't expect to see any catcher do exactly in 2017 what Gary Sanchez did in 2016. That's the kind of lightning that's unlikely to strike twice in two years...

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  18. Biggest Surprises, Disappointments at 2017 Spring Training Halfway Point

    It's often said that what happens during spring training doesn't matter. And that's sometimes true. Yet it still has the power to surprise. And to disappoint...

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  19. How Yasiel Puig's New Stance Could Finally Turn MLB Career Around

    Back in 2013, Yasiel Puig had us wondering if he could be a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers . Four years later, it's deja vu all over again. So much has happened since Puig, now 26, took spring training by storm back in '13...

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  20. MLB Metrics 101: The Most Unhittable Pitchers in Baseball

    It's a hard thing to prove, but what they say about hitting a baseball being the hardest thing in sports certainly seems true. Hitting a round ball with a round bat isn't easy. Hitting the ball well is even less easy...

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  21. San Francisco Giants: 5 Players in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

    The San Francisco Giants certainly have stars. What they also have in seemingly equal abundance are open roster spots that need filling. The boxes that need checking on the offensive side include a starting left fielder and almost the entire bench...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 30,050 reads 0 comments

  22. Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team Through 2 Weeks of Play

    Ah, spring training. It's that time of year when you can look out and see both baseball's biggest stars and randos from the minors putting up big numbers...

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  23. The Reigning AL Champs Will Be an Even Bigger Threat in 2017

    It doesn't get much more painful than being one win away from your first World Series championship in 68 years and then losing three straight games to blow it. That smarts. But the Cleveland Indians didn't miss their shot...

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  24. Chicago Cubs: 5 Players Who Are in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

    Out of all the players trying to earn major league roster spots this spring, nobody has it tougher than the guys at Chicago Cubs camp. As you would expect, the defending champs showed up to spring training with very few roster spots to fill...

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  25. Updated Spring Training Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams' Final 25-Man Rosters

    Spring training has reached that special point where it feels like there's still an eternity of exhibition games left, and yet Opening Day (April 2) is right around the corner...

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