1. Luis Severino Picks Perfect Time to Look Like Yankees' Future Ace Again

    After learning earlier that top pitching prospect James Kaprielian needs Tommy John surgery, the New York Yankees badly needed a dose of good news Thursday night. Luis Severino to the rescue...

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  2. MLB Metrics 101: The Best Contracts of Baseball

    There's never going to be a shortage of overpaid players in Major League Baseball. But in this day and age, there might be even more under paid players in MLB . It is to them that the latest in Bleacher Report's MLB Metrics 101 series pays tribute...

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  3. Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Yankees' Top 5 Prospects for Week 1

    Although the New York Yankees aren't mailing it in this year, the real intrigue arguably lies with the veritable boatload of talented prospects in their farm system...

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  4. Stock Up, Stock Down for Boston Red Sox's Top 5 Prospects for Week 1

    The Boston Red Sox 's main concern for 2017 is winning another AL East title. But in the meantime, they'll also be keeping an eye on their top prospects. Yes, they still have some good ones left even after all their wheeling and dealing...

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  5. Matt Harvey Looks Poised to Finally Rediscover MLB Ace Status

    It turns out Gotham's Dark Knight may have some fight left in him after all. When Matt Harvey made his 2017 debut for the New York Mets against the Atlanta Braves last Thursday, only Matt Kemp walked away unimpressed...

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  6. Creating MLB's Most Dominant Division-by-Division Superteams

    The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is pretty cool. Nobody is here to say otherwise. But, man, how cool would it be if instead of one game featuring All-Stars from the American ...

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  7. Yasiel Puig's Scalding-Hot 2017 Start Is No Fluke

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have been waiting and waiting for Yasiel Puig to snap out of a funk and resemble his All-Star-caliber self once again...

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  8. MLB Metrics 101: Full-Season Stat Projections for the Top 25 Players

    With the 2017 season underway, the best players in Major League Baseball have already set out to remind everyone that they are indeed the best players in baseball. That will be determined by their numbers in the end...

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 10,489 reads 0 comments

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 73,001 reads 0 comments

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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...

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  22. 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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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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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