1. 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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  2. 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...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 50,504 reads 0 comments

  3. 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...

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  4. 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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  5. 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...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 12,499 reads 0 comments

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. How $200M Bust Zack Greinke Can Return to Cy Young Peak

    Even Zack Greinke is perplexed by what happened last season. The numbers obviously speak for themselves. The former Cy Young winner went from a league-best 1.66 ERA in 2015, his final season with the Los Angeles Dodgers , to a 4...

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  9. ETAs for Rebuilding MLB Teams to Become Playoff-Bound

    There is no in-between in Major League Baseball anymore. Teams are either going for it or they're not. We're here to discuss ones that are not...

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  10. David Price's Elbow Could Make or Break Red Sox's World Series Dreams

    The last thing any team wants to hear in spring training is the sound of a star pitcher breaking down. That's doubly true when the team is the Boston Red Sox and the star pitcher is David Price ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 27,826 reads 0 comments

  11. Kyle Schwarber as 2017 Chicago Cubs Leadoff Man Brings More Problems Than Good

    Kyle Schwarber doesn't look like a typical leadoff hitter. As far as the Chicago Cubs seem to be concerned, that's the genius of it. Somebody needs to pump the brakes on this idea...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 34,121 reads 0 comments

  12. Projecting MLB's 10 Most Dominant Rotations in 2020

    Which teams will have the most dominant starting rotations in 2017? Probably the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals and New York Mets. Welp, that was easy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 120,670 reads 0 comments

  13. New York Yankees: 5 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch in Spring Games

    The New York Yankees are going with a different look this spring, but nobody can accuse them of dabbling in anonymity. They have plenty of brand-name veterans and brand-name prospects...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 18,753 reads 0 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox: 5 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch in Spring Games

    You really have to strain your eyes to find roster spots on the Boston Red Sox that are up for grabs this spring. That doesn't bode well for the less heralded players in their star-studded camp...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 6,165 reads 0 comments

  15. The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position Entering 2017

    From Mike Trout to Miguel Cabrera to Clayton Kershaw and many more, Major League Baseball isn't hurting for established stars. And the ranks are swelling every year...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 109,516 reads 0 comments

  16. San Francisco Giants: MLB Player Comps for Each Top Spring Training Prospect

    The San Francisco Giants may not have any elite prospects, but they do have some good ones. Some even look like major leaguers , in fact. And we can prove it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 6,146 reads 0 comments

  17. Could Noah Syndergaard Be Too Big for His Own Good?

    One of two things will happen in Noah Syndergaard's immediate future: He'll either continue to punish hitters or end up punishing himself. What the young New York Mets ace will do next is certainly worth being excited about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 102,642 reads 0 comments

  18. Comparing MLB's New Generation of Young Megastars to Their Legendary Peers

    It's tempting to say we've never seen anything like the current crop of young stars in Major League Baseball. But the truth is, we have. This is baseball, after all. They've been playing the darn sport since around the dawn of time...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 78,446 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking the Top 100 MLB Players at the Start of Spring Training Games

    With spring training in full swing, there's no time like the present to get caught up with the best players Major League Baseball has to offer for 2017. Or the best of the best, for that matter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 111,160 reads 0 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's 2017 MLB Award Predictions at Start of Spring Training

    Major League Baseball just started spring training. So, it's just a little bit early to start talking about who's going to win awards for this season. But just try to stop us...

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  21. Los Angeles Dodgers: Non-Roster Invitees with Best Shot to Make 25-Man Roster

    We can be blunt about what it means to be a non-roster invitee in Los Angeles Dodgers camp this spring: It's a long climb to the 25-man roster. If there's one thing this year's Dodgers have, it's depth...

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  22. MLB Pitchers Ready for a Big Strikeout Surge This Season

    There's no ignoring the recent craze , so let's go ahead and say it: Strikeouts make the pitching world go 'round. Who's ready for more in 2017? Well, I know you are, Mr...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 25,958 reads 0 comments

  23. New York Mets: Non-Roster Invitees with Best Shot to Make 25-Man Roster

    Before anyone asks, the New York Mets did not extend Tim Tebow a non-roster invite to their major league camp for spring training. They did, however, extend invites to a bunch of guys who actually have a prayer of making the team...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 12,246 reads 0 comments

  24. The San Francisco Giants Scout Madison Bumgarner, Power Hitter

    There are pitchers who have to hit. There are pitchers who can hit. And then there's Madison Bumgarner . For the San Francisco Giants , the difference is just as easily confirmed by the senses as by the numbers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 24,696 reads 0 comments

  25. MLB Stars Who Are About to Reach New Heights This Season

    Spring training is here, so you can expect to see a steady stream of articles that predict which MLB players will be breakout stars in 2017. It's that time of year. But what about post-breakout breakout stars? Ah, see, this is more of a niche...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 44,510 reads 0 comments