1. Royals Still Have All the Ingredients of Their Championship Formula in 2016

    In winning the American League pennant in 2014 and the World Series in 2015, the Kansas City Royals had a system. And on Opening Night of the 2016 season, they showed that the system still works...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 27,181 reads 85 comments

  2. Complete Preview, Predictions for Sunday's 2016 MLB Season Openers

    Who's ready for baseball that actually counts? Yes, it's finally here. Sunday is the day the 2016 Major League Baseball season begins, and not just with one game to whet everyone's appetite for Opening Day proper...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 58,506 reads 97 comments

  3. Pablo Sandoval Benching Is New Low in $95M Bust with Red Sox

    When the Boston Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval in the winter of 2014, their hope was surely that he would take his game to new heights. Instead, Sandoval has gone down, down and down some more...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 214,074 reads 129 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's Full 2016 MLB Season Preview and Predictions

    The 2016 Major League Baseball season is nigh, so it's time to offer some predictions to the baseball gods...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 120,870 reads 503 comments

  5. Andrew McCutchen at Full Strength Paves Way for Monster Year in 2016

    There's just one way to explain Andrew McCutchen "only" finishing fifth in the National League MVP voting in 2015. The guy just had an off year. Sad, but true. But from the looks of things, 2015 is about to be ancient history...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,031 reads 21 comments

  6. Identifying the 'True Aces' of Major League Baseball Entering 2016

    If we were to pitch a show about Major League Baseball's best starting pitchers to HBO, it would obviously be called True Aces. That's the easy part. But we're here to consider what would be the hard part: casting it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 92,651 reads 288 comments

  7. MLB Spring Training 2016: Ranking the Most Alarming Superstar Performances

    Spring training really shouldn't be freakout season. But then, what the heck else are we supposed to do? Not freak out? No way, man. It can't be done. Especially not when so many superstar players don't look the part...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 127,715 reads 127 comments

  8. Maikel Franco's Monstrous Spring Signals MLB's Next Big Hitting Star Has Arrived

    Maikel Franco has apparently decided on the Kris Bryant route to stardom: hit a whole bunch of dingers in spring training, and then keep right on slugging in the regular season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 57,493 reads 51 comments

  9. Final Predictions for MLB's Most Hotly Contested 2016 Spring Position Battles

    With Opening Day creeping up on the calendar, teams across Major League Baseball are getting close to resolving one of very few things that matter in spring training: position battles...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 34,242 reads 31 comments

  10. 50 Reasons You Should Be Excited for the 2016 MLB Season

    With the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season now fast approaching, there's only one thing to do: ACTIVATE THE HYPE MACHINE! This is just our biased opinion, but baseball ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 53,970 reads 152 comments

  11. SF Giants' Big-Name, Big-Money Rotation Suddenly Far from a Sure Thing

    The San Francisco Giants did what they needed to do with their starting rotation this winter, rebuilding it into a unit strong enough to put them back atop the NL West...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 36,667 reads 62 comments

  12. MLB Spring Training Flops It's Not Too Early to Be Concerned About

    Oh, we really shouldn't be wringing our hands over bad spring training performances. But sometimes, well, it's just too hard not to...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 34,191 reads 119 comments

  13. Dodgers Should Unleash Top Prospect Jose De Leon in Final 2016 Rotation Spot

    After they lost Zack Greinke to free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers went after starting-pitching depth like they were doomsday preppers who could see a pitching apocalypse on the horizon...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 19,758 reads 20 comments

  14. MLB Spring Training 2016: Mid-Spring Breakdown of 10 Key Position Battles

    Spring training in Major League Baseball may be little more than a glorified practice session, but it does serve one practical purpose. Without it, teams would have a tough time resolving their position battles...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 36,545 reads 22 comments

  15. What Could Giancarlo Stanton Do in Full Season If Bad Injury Luck Finally Ends?

    In 2016, baseball fans can still think about Giancarlo Stanton the way basketball fans thought about Stephen Curry circa 2012: With talent like that, just imagine what he might do with good health...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 12,752 reads 16 comments

  16. Will Miguel Cabrera's 40-Home Run Power Return in 2016?

    Even if he doesn't change a thing from last season, Miguel Cabrera should be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball in 2016. Given that he won his fourth batting title in five years in 2015, that just seems like a safe assessment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 10,281 reads 35 comments

  17. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Offenses in 2020

    The most dominant offense in Major League Baseball this season will probably belong to the Toronto Blue Jays. After what they did last year , call it a hunch. But in the year 2020? Now that's a good question...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 57,017 reads 143 comments

  18. Rocketing NY Stardom Putting Big Pressure on Yoenis Cespedes in 2016

    Yo definitely knows baseball. Through that and his larger-than-life personality, Yo has also come to know what it's like to be a superstar athlete in New York. But there's a dark side to that, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 10,078 reads 97 comments

  19. ETAs for 8 Rebuilding MLB Teams to Become Playoff-Bound

    In this golden age of parity, most Major League Baseball teams look like contenders going into 2016. As for the rest, well, they're trying. They're really trying...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 29,499 reads 50 comments

  20. Yankees Linchpin Mark Teixeira Has Path to Big Contract Year in 2016

    For the last seven years, Mark Teixeira has been paid large sums of money to play ball for the New York Yankees . It's good work if you can get it, and the stars are aligned in such a way that 2016 might not be the end of the road...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 10,653 reads 27 comments

  21. Projecting MLB's Most Dominant Pitching Rotations in 2020

    We could talk about Major League Baseball's most dominant starting rotations going into 2016, but that's too easy. Instead, let's gaze waaaaaaaaaay into the future. As in, all the way to the year 2020...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 100,335 reads 271 comments

  22. Will Justin Verlander's Vintage End to 2015 Mean Big Things in 2016?

    The Detroit Tigers mean to go places this season, so it sure would help if Justin Verlander pitches like an ace...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 13,927 reads 18 comments

  23. Ian Desmond Loses $100 Million, Shows Danger of Betting on MLB Free Agency

    Ian Desmond is now $8 million richer. Were he a normal person, that would be worthy of a pat on the back and an "Attaboy!" But because Desmond is a fallen baseball star who could ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 258,799 reads 78 comments

  24. 1 Huge Fear Every 2016 MLB Contender Should Have This Spring

    Although Major League Baseball's spring training generally isn't a haunted house environment, even would-be contenders never know when something is going to pop up and say, "Boo!" ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 82,023 reads 164 comments

  25. Under-the-Radar MLB Teams Poised to Impress in 2016 Spring Training

    It's OK to admit you're excited to watch the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox or any other high-profile team this spring. We all are, man. Just let it out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 9,383 reads 23 comments