1. What Giancarlo Stanton Can Learn from Barry Bonds to Maximize Superstardom

    Imagine, if you will, the most feared slugger in recent baseball history taking pointers from the most accomplished slugger in all of baseball history. Well, you can turn off your imagination now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 2,789 reads 14 comments

  2. Shocking Aroldis Chapman Allegations Cast Dark Cloud over MLB, Winter Meetings

    Just like that, the first big trade of the winter meetings has turned into an uncomfortable situation for the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angeles Dodgers and for Major League Baseball...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 116,618 reads 8 comments

  3. Early Trends That Will Shape the Rest of the 2015-16 MLB Offseason

    There's still an awful lot of winter between now and spring training. So, suffice it to say we don't know all there is to know about the 2015-16 Major League Baseball offseason just yet...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 9,063 reads 23 comments

  4. Where Do Dodgers Go Now After Whiffing on Zack Greinke, David Price?

    In spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the last few years, the Los Angeles Dodgers did their best John Hammond impression . In their pursuit of a championship, they spared no expense...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 24,045 reads 88 comments

  5. Is 26-Year-Old Jason Heyward Poised to Be MLB's Next 10-Year Megadeal?

    The rarest find in free agency is a 10-year contract. There have only been a few, and there isn't exactly an abundance of candidates for one this winter. There is one, though...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 26,178 reads 66 comments

  6. Is New Red Sox Ace David Price a Good Fit for Boston, Fenway Park?

    David Price 's path began in Tampa Bay , and it has since passed through Detroit and Toronto . Along the way, he's made five All-Star teams, won a Cy Young and has been generally awesome...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 25,949 reads 70 comments

  7. SF Giants Can't Sit Back on Even-Year Mystique to Be 2016 Threats

    Because 2015 was an odd year, the San Francisco Giants ' having a down year was inevitable. As evidenced by their World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014, even years are their jams...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 7,496 reads 26 comments

  8. David Price's Megadeal Leaves Dodgers and Giants to Fight over Zack Greinke

    There are three big winners of the mega-contract David Price signed on Tuesday. One is obviously Price, who is now filthy rich. Another is the Boston Red Sox, who finally have their ace...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 31,373 reads 109 comments

  9. Starlin Castro vs. Rob Refsnyder: Who Should Be Yankees' Future at Second Base?

    The guy who used to play there isn 't a realistic option , but the New York Yankees clearly need something at second base. As opposed to the, you know, nothing they've gotten out of the position since Robinson Cano left town two years ago...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 28,938 reads 50 comments

  10. Bleacher Report's Predictions for the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings, 1 Week Out

    Next Monday, the best and brightest minds of Major League Baseball will be yukking it up in Nashville, Tennessee, causing both the rumor mill and the transaction wire to go haywire...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 112,180 reads 210 comments

  11. Biggest Winners and Losers of the MLB Offseason's 1st Month

    I don't mean to alarm anyone, but the Major League Baseball offseason is already one month old. Or just about, anyway. Certainly, enough time has passed for us to look back and take stock of what's happened...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 76,181 reads 48 comments

  12. Carlos Carrasco Is MLB Offseason Pitching Market's Best Value

    Here's a rough estimate of how many talented starting pitchers are available this winter: like, a million. And for virtually all of them, the prices are pretty steep. Save for one apparent exception...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 28,921 reads 59 comments

  13. Freddie Freeman, Not Chris Davis, Is Clear Top First Baseman on MLB Market

    For teams on the hunt for a stud first baseman, Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles looms about as large on the offseason market as he does in real life. If a team wants to go for it at first base, it'll pay him the big bucks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 8,010 reads 43 comments

  14. Jason Heyward Would Transform the Angels into a Defensive Juggernaut

    If the Kansas City Royals taught the world anything in going to the World Series in 2014 and winning the Commissioner's Trophy in 2015, it's that defense matters. Like, a lot. Apparently, the Los Angeles Angels were paying very close attention...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 20,175 reads 43 comments

  15. Is Jose Fernandez Worth a Farm-Crippling Megatrade?

    Hey, you there. Unnamed general manager. Word is you're interested in a blockbuster trade for Jose Fernandez . Well, good luck convincing the Miami Marlins to do it. But if you can...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 30,165 reads 134 comments

  16. Robinson Cano Is Still Good, but His $240M Megadeal Is Becoming an Albatross

    From the sound of things, you'd think Robinson Cano is the worst baseball player, the biggest whiner and the most despicable human being ever. In reality, he's not that bad of a guy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 497,172 reads 73 comments

  17. 6 Key Takeaways from the Early Weeks of MLB Hot Stove Chatter

    The World Series ended three weeks ago. Ever since, it's been all quiet on the baseball front. Unless, of course, you count all the hot stove chatter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 125,472 reads 53 comments

  18. Cardinals Desperately Need Power, but Chris Davis Is Too Much of a Risk

    The St. Louis Cardinals had many good things going for them in 2015, but power was not one of them. As such, you can't blame them for having eyes on the best power hitter money can buy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 19,579 reads 37 comments

  19. Potential MLB Trade Market Impact Has Caught Up to Free-Agent Class

    Like most of us this time of year, Major League Baseball teams have great big lists of things to buy. All they have to decide now is where to shop: Free Agents 'R' Us, or Trades 'R' Us...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 8,596 reads 10 comments

  20. Bryce Harper's Unanimous NL MVP Puts Exclamation Mark on Critic-Silencing Season

    A few months ago, Bryce Harper entered 2015 looking to silence the many doubters who thought he was, at worst, a huge disappointment or, at best, overrated...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 8,601 reads 66 comments

  21. Full Preview, Winner Predictions for the 2015 Esurance MLB Awards

    So, here's something you may not be aware of: Major League Baseball's award season does not actually end with the naming of the Most Valuable Players on Thursday. Nope. Not anymore...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 14,776 reads 41 comments

  22. Soft-Tossing Dallas Keuchel a Deserving Cy Young Winner in Hard-Throwing Times

    As a finesse left-hander whose average fastball doesn't even crack 90 miles per hour, Dallas Keuchel has no business winning a Cy Young in this day and age. But while we're on the topic, you'll never guess what Keuchel won Wednesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 8,105 reads 15 comments

  23. Red Sox Still Hold the Keys to the MLB Blockbuster Trade Market

    The Boston Red Sox have already pulled off the biggest blockbuster trade of the still-young offseason. In so doing, they sacrificed quite a bit of their prospect depth and financial flexibility...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 23,144 reads 60 comments

  24. Projecting Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest 2015 Hot Stove Rumors Come True

    Something like 99 percent of the rumors in any given MLB offseason don't come true. For the most part, it's all just noise. Dumb, loud, annoying noise...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 47,105 reads 69 comments

  25. Cy Young or Not, Jake Arrieta Achieved Pitching Perfection in 2015

    The shame of the 2015 National League Cy Young race is that only one pitcher can win it. Really, the award wouldn't be misplaced on any of the three finalists' mantelpieces...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 18,674 reads 59 comments