1. Is Third Base About to Take over as MLB's Premier Superstar Position?

    Hey, you. Yes, you there. If I were to ask you about the defensive position in Major League Baseball with the most talent, which would come to mind first? Maybe you'd think center field, where Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen roam...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,880 reads 19 comments

  2. Alex Rodriguez's Bat Must Do the Talking to Ever Earn Yankees Fans' Forgiveness

    Everyone, Alex Rodriguez would like you to know that he's sorry. Not that it matters for most, of course. After all he's been through, the vast majority of baseball fans are likely permanently against the New York Yankees veteran slugger...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 9,660 reads 48 comments

  3. Who Will Be MLB's Most Shocking Playoff Contender in 2015?

    Let's be honest. None of us will be shocked if a surprise playoff contender emerges in the 2015 MLB season. In this two-wild-card, high-revenue era, it's the sort of thing that's bound to happen...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 27,851 reads 81 comments

  4. MLB Pitchers Who Could Suffer in 2015 from Past Heavy Workloads

    You know, durable pitchers are pretty great. They can throw a lot of pitches and eat a lot of innings, which are increasingly valuable skills in these times of pitch counts and innings limits...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 15,879 reads 28 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's 2015 Spring Training Preview for Dummies

    Hey, you. Did you know pitchers and catchers report for spring training next week? Cue the Monty Python , for that's worthy of much rejoicing! ...Unless, of course, I've already lost you...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 23,607 reads 37 comments

  6. 2014 Breakout MLB Stars Who Could Prove to Be One-Year Wonders

    Every baseball season has its breakout stars. And while it's happening, it's good fun. We get to geek out at the unexpected surprise and turn every which way for answers about how it's happening...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 43,425 reads 61 comments

  7. MLB Offseason Has Created Most Wide-Open AL Battle in Recent Memory

    Imagine an ecosystem where there are no dominant predators on the food chain. Instead, it's a hectic place where there's a fighting chance at survival for all...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 43,247 reads 121 comments

  8. If Healthy, Can CC Sabathia Reinvent Himself with Ace Stuff in Rearview?

    At least where CC Sabathia is concerned, the good news for the New York Yankees is that the big left-hander is feeling healthy and ready to go for the 2015 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 10,492 reads 56 comments

  9. Pros and Cons of Risking Huge Money on Amateur Stud Yoan Moncada

    There's no such thing as a foolproof investment. Especially not with the big ones. It's easy to get excited about the potential reward, but the risks must be weighed. Which brings us to Yoan Moncada ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 29,772 reads 58 comments

  10. Josh Hamilton's Latest Injury Could Mark Permanent End of MLB Stardom

    A couple of weeks ago, Josh Hamilton was predicting not just a strong season, but a full-on return to stardom in 2015. He claimed a .300 average, 30 home runs and 100 RBI were "very attainable...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 31,888 reads 35 comments

  11. Playing 'Innovative or Foolish' on Each Suggested MLB Change

    With Major League Baseball implementing things like testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a second Wild Card and instant replay within the last 10 years, you wonder where the league could go next...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 9,308 reads 92 comments

  12. Victor Martinez's Knee Injury Could Ruin Tigers' 2015 Season Before It Starts

    The 2015 Detroit Tigers didn't come into this week short on things worth worrying about, but at least they had Victor Martinez . The 2014 American League MVP runner-up was just fine, thank you...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 15,535 reads 73 comments

  13. Alex Rodriguez Distractions Will Only Intensify as He's Thrown into Public Eye

    If it's not already on your mind, consider this your first warning: The Alex Rodriguez circus is already making a comeback, and it's only going to get worse. If this hasn't been on your mind, don't worry...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,120 reads 44 comments

  14. Bleacher Report's MLB Experts Make Key 2015 Spring Training Predictions

    It's been a long, cold and dark winter for baseball fans. Well, that and pretty action-packed as well, which isn't so bad. Either way, though, it's coming to an end...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 29,946 reads 29 comments

  15. Yoan Moncada Signing Would Complete Yankees' Plan to Buy a Farm System

    About a year ago, the New York Yankees drew up a master plan to get their farm system in shape. Now, you'll know they've completed it when they have a certain player in their clutches: Yoan Moncada ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,434 reads 40 comments

  16. Pressure on David Price to Raise Peak with Scherzer Gone, Verlander Aging

    When David Price first joined the Detroit Tigers last summer, he was joining a rotation that looked like baseball's answer to The Avengers. It was a super-rotation, alright, with a collection of the last three American League Cy Young winners...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 3,756 reads 9 comments

  17. Highlighting the MLB Offseason's Biggest Takeaways, 3 Months In

    You can look ahead and see the start of spring training approaching. Or you can look behind and see the enormous cloud of dust kicked up by the first three months of the Major League Baseball offseason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,233 reads 14 comments

  18. Yasiel Puig Right to Put 'Rival' Bull's-Eye on Cardinals, Not Giants

    We can talk all we want about the offseason drawing to a close and spring training being just around the bend, but here's how we really know it's almost baseball season: Ladies ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,298 reads 65 comments

  19. Would Fully Healthy Masahiro Tanaka Even Be Enough for Yankees to Contend?

    More than any other, the word "maybe" comes to mind when thinking about Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees . In fact, it comes to mind twice. Here's Maybe No...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 12,295 reads 62 comments

  20. Are the Phillies Being Foolish in Stalling Cole Hamels Trade?

    You might have noticed that the Cole Hamels Trade Countdown is stuck. It seemed to be steadily ticking down for a while there, but the Philadelphia Phillies have pushed the pause button...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 15,608 reads 125 comments

  21. Ranking MLB's Top 10 World Series Contenders Heading into February

    Hey, look. There's February just around the corner. For Major League Baseball fans, that means the arrival of spring training and that warm, fuzzy feeling of a new season drawing near...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 50,239 reads 250 comments

  22. Who Comes out on Top in Blockbuster Trades for Aces in Early Prime?

    There's not a whole lot of offseason left, but we might get to see something equal parts rare and cool go down before Opening Day: A blockbuster trade of an ace pitcher still in his early prime...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 23,892 reads 12 comments

  23. Projecting 10 MLB Players with the Most to Prove in 2015 Spring Training

    In a big-picture sense, spring training doesn't mean anything. In fact, here's a helpful analogy: Spring training is to meaningful baseball what Adam Dunn's career ERA is to meaningful pitching...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 36,128 reads 91 comments

  24. Do the Chicago Cubs Have a Realistic Playoff Dream in 2015?

    The Chicago Cubs haven't won a World Series in over a century and haven't lost any fewer than 87 games in five years, and we're supposed to believe they're going to contend in 2015? So they say...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 27,190 reads 128 comments

  25. Colby Rasmus Is Diamond in the Rough of Shrinking MLB Offseason Market

    Right now, Major League Baseball's free-agent market looks...well, like it usually does this time of year. Sure, Max Scherzer and James Shields are still available and still very much worthy of attention...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 7,962 reads 11 comments