1. Ryan Braun and Jay Bruce Looking Like Game-Changing Trade Assets

    There are two guys in the NL Central having great bounce-back seasons but whose efforts are being wasted on clubs that are about as bad as everyone expected them to be. It sounds like these two guys would be better off in greener pastures...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 29,568 reads 39 comments

  2. 2016 MLB Draft Results: Biggest Winners and Losers of the Entire Draft

    Exactly 1,216 picks later, the 2016 Major League Baseball draft is over. We'll know how everyone made out in, oh, five years or so...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 162,182 reads 106 comments

  3. CC Sabathia's Rebirth Is Most Pleasant Surprise for Yankees

    What Alex Rodriguez was for the 2015 New York Yankees , CC Sabathia has been for the 2016 New York Yankees. That is to say: seemingly against all odds, a hugely productive player...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 15,853 reads 25 comments

  4. MLB Draft 2016: Live Results and Reaction for Rounds 1 and 2

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  5. Reborn Slugger Mark Trumbo Is Front and Center in Orioles' Winning Formula

    The AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles have a formula for winning games, and they're sticking to it. This is thanks in no small part to Mark Trumbo , who just won't stop dropping Trumbombs ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 11,937 reads 23 comments

  6. James Shields Trade Will Not Solve White Sox's Problems

    With a 12-18 record since the calendar turned to May, the Chicago White Sox are in need of answers. What they've found instead is James Shields ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 17,825 reads 44 comments

  7. Hunter Pence's Surgery Must Be a Call to Action for Sputtering Giants Offense

    Down goes Hunter Pence . Again. Rest of the San Francisco Giants offense, that's your cue to get going now. After playing in only 52 games due to injuries in 2015, Pence has hit a major snag at the 50-game mark of his 2016 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 13,120 reads 38 comments

  8. Can Red Sox's MLB-Best Offense Make Real Run at 1,000 Runs in 2016?

    And now for a question that's not as absurd as it should be. Here's the deal: The Boston Red Sox 's offense has been really good in 2016. It's scored 324 runs in 54 games, an average of 6...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 35,799 reads 44 comments

  9. MLB Top Prospect Trea Turner Could Be Extra Spark for Contending Nationals

    They're already in first place in the NL East, but the Washington Nationals have decided to call in the cavalry anyway. As Talk Nats Blog first reported, Washington is expected to promote speedy shortstop Trea Turner, whom MLB...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 16,576 reads 21 comments

  10. How 36-Year-Old MLB Journeyman Rich Hill Has Become a Potential All-Star

    Rich Hill doesn't dwell on things that aren't important. Even if that means shrugging at his status as one of baseball's best pitchers and, in all probability, a likely first-time All-Star at the age of 36...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 43,210 reads 14 comments

  11. What's Wrong with Bryce Harper After Shocking Extended Slump?

    Remember when Bryce Harper was Bryce Harper? Oh, sure. The Washington Nationals ' star right fielder has occasionally looked like himself here and there in recent weeks...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 29,335 reads 69 comments

  12. Chase Utley Gets Last Laugh as Dodgers-Mets Rivalry Intensifies

    It was already clear the New York Mets had beef with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and then Chase Utley happened. Sorry, that should read Chase Utley happened again ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 14,401 reads 115 comments

  13. 2016 MLB Rookie of the Year Stock Watch, May Edition

    Another year, another season of Major League Baseball having more talented rookies than it knows what to do with. And if nothing else, that makes for enticing Rookie of the Year races...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 50,317 reads 80 comments

  14. Is Aledmys Diaz the Next in Long Line of MLB's Shortstop Stars?

    Aledmys Diaz has already done one thing that's hard to do in today's MLB : emerge as a surprise star. Now all he needs to do is prove this is for real. For the moment, the St...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 12,539 reads 39 comments

  15. Matt Harvey's Nightmare Plunge to Rock Bottom Should Force Mets' Hand

    Matt Harvey , the one they call the "Dark Knight of Gotham," has become a riddle in need of a solution. For the New York Mets , that should involve taking him off the mound. At least for a little while...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 33,051 reads 81 comments

  16. Corey Seager Is Already Beginning Transition from Top Prospect to MLB Star

    Not even the best young ballplayers can escape humility forever. For proof, look no further than the wall Corey Seager hit in his first April as a major leaguer...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 41,370 reads 72 comments

  17. Matt Cain's Resurgence Yet Another Weapon for Streaking Giants

    The San Francisco Giants were coming up short for a while there. After going into 2016 amid loads of hype, they were under .500 as recently as May 10. But all of a sudden, the Giants are making it look suspiciously like an even year...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 17,211 reads 57 comments

  18. Yu Darvish's Comeback Could Be Deciding Factor in Mariners-Rangers Race

    The race in the American League West is just tight enough to possibly be decided by one man. Yu Darvish , come on down. The Texas Rangers trail the Seattle Mariners by only a game-and-a-half, but they could use some help...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 13,442 reads 15 comments

  19. Tim Lincecum and the Angels Are an Ideal Match of Need, Opportunity

    On today's episode of "Things That Were Meant to Be," we have the Los Angeles Angels and Tim Lincecum . A deal between the Angels and the two-time Cy Young Award winner had been in the air for a few days and is now complete...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 14,018 reads 12 comments

  20. Dodgers Shouldn't Mess with Phenom Pitcher Julio Urias

    The Los Angeles Dodgers definitely have problems in their bullpen, and they definitely need to seek out solutions. What's not so definite is that Julio Urias is the one they're looking for...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 15,129 reads 15 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's 2016 1st-Quarter MLB Season Awards

    For a sport that's not known for being fast-paced, time really flies in baseball. The 2016 MLB season is already a quarter of the way in the bag. That means we're here for an updated look at the major awards races...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 43,551 reads 185 comments

  22. Clayton Kershaw vs. Mike Trout Is What Makes MLB Interleague Worth It

    Many will say interleague play in Major League Baseball has lost its luster, but it still has at least one gift to give every year. It's an annual showdown of epic proportions, and the time has come for it to be renewed in 2016: Clayton Kershaw vs...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 12,489 reads 25 comments

  23. Rougned Odor Landed the Punch, but Jose Bautista Deserves Strong Punishment Too

    Jose Bautista and Rougned Odor started a brawl over the weekend, and one of them figures to pay an especially heavy price for it. But don't think for a second the other should get off easy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 32,042 reads 216 comments

  24. David Ortiz Building on Clutch Legend, Gunning for Historic Farewell Season

    How much will David Ortiz add to the legend in his final season? Based on the early returns, as much as he can...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 22,365 reads 52 comments

  25. Are the Phillies Really 2016 Contenders or Just Ahead of Schedule in Rebuild?

    The Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to be easy to ignore in 2016. They were supposed to be bad, and that was supposed to be that. But instead, here we are in the middle of May, wondering if they're actually this good...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 23,081 reads 45 comments