1. Despite Chris Sale's Dominance, Red Sox Will Regret Trading Moncada, Kopech

    Is it possible for a blockbuster trade to be both a major win and a slowly developing defeat? From looking at the Chris Sale trade, apparently yes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 157,060 reads 0 comments

  2. Mets' $154M Flop Has Turned NL East into MLB's Worst Division

    The NL East was never going to be a work of art in 2017. In theory, it figured to be a two-horse race to October at the top and "thanks for playing" at the bottom. In reality, it's turned into something more akin to a dumpster fire...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 201,659 reads 0 comments

  3. MLB Metrics 101: The 10 Most Underrated Stars of Baseball

    A few weeks ago, Bleacher Report's MLB Metrics 101 series incited a rabble with a countdown of the most overrated stars in Major League Baseball. Now it's time to consider the other, less controversial side of that coin...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 58,135 reads 0 comments

  4. New York Yankees: 5 Potential Trade Options to Bolster Struggling Rotation

    The New York Yankees are sitting pretty at first place in the AL East, but staying there will likely require doing something about a starting rotation that ranks 18th in the majors in ERA...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 14,479 reads 0 comments

  5. Potential Packages for MLB's Top Trade Targets

    With May drawing to a close, MLB 's trade season is creeping ever closer. So who's ready to imagine what deals for the top available stars might look like? The idea here is to ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 73,965 reads 0 comments

  6. Jordan Zimmermann on Unstoppable Path to Becoming a $110M Disaster

    Jordan Zimmermann still has time to live up to the five-year, $110 million contract he signed with the Detroit Tigers in November 2015. He's served one year and not even two months...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 415,123 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB Metrics 101: Can Anyone Keep Up These Ridiculous Stat Paces?

    The first quarter of the 2017 MLB season is over. If the next three quarters look anything like it, there are going to be some wild numbers at the end of the year. But if ever there was a big "if," that's it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 64,077 reads 0 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: David Price's Comeback Among 5 Reasons to Expect a Sox Breakout

    In no time at all, the 2017 season has knocked the Boston Red Sox down from heavy AL East favorites to a team struggling to stay above .500. Yet there are reasons for hope. There are probably more than five, but there are surely at least five...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 8,816 reads 0 comments

  9. Testing the B.S. Meter on MLB's Most Shocking 1st-Quarter Breakouts

    Even by baseball standards, the first quarter of the 2017 MLB season has been full of surprises. But rather than gush over them, let's ask the blunt question: What's for real and ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 52,923 reads 0 comments

  10. Surprising MLB Flops May Flood 2017 Trade Market with New Superstars

    Death, taxes, people using the "death, taxes and [blank]" cliche, and the Major League Baseball season not going as expected. This particular season, that should make for a wild trade market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 84,195 reads 0 comments

  11. MLB Metrics 101: Ranking MLB's 'Luckiest' Hitters of 2017

    Last week, the B/R MLB Metrics 101 took on hitters who've hit into extreme amounts of bad luck. Now it's time for a look at the other side of that coin. Hello and welcome back...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 44,585 reads 0 comments

  12. Boston Red Sox: Stock Up, Stock Down on Top 10 Prospects After 1 Month

    As the Boston Red Sox continue to sputter along at the major league level, things could be going worse down on the farm. Oh, right. Spoiler alert...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 5,295 reads 0 comments

  13. Mike Trout Is Better Than Ever, and No One Is Talking About It

    Mike Trout, already the best player in Major League Baseball, is now even better. You probably already knew that. If you didn't, you probably expected as much. He is Mike Trout, after all...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 71,979 reads 0 comments

  14. Prospects MLB Teams Need to Sell High On

    The first month of the 2017 MLB season is gone. Although there's still a long way to the finish, teams now have better ideas of what they have and of what they don't have. And also, what they can give up in order to solve the latter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 52,662 reads 0 comments

  15. Picking Boston Red Sox Award Winners After Season's 1st Month

    Between the flu, a feud and only a few more wins than losses, the first month of the 2017 MLB season has already taken the Boston Red Sox off script. But at 15-13, they could be doing worse...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 3,061 reads 0 comments

  16. MLB Metrics 101: Ranking MLB's Unluckiest Hitters of 2017

    All hitters can do is try to take good swings. And even if they do, the baseball gods are under no obligation to reward them. Translation: Bad luck happens in baseball. It's also the subject of the latest MLB Metrics 101...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 81,400 reads 0 comments

  17. Chris Sale's Historic Dominance Overshadowed by Ugly Red Sox-Orioles Feud

    On a normal night, the top story from Tuesday's contest at Fenway Park would be Chris Sale taking another step toward a historic season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 17,726 reads 0 comments

  18. Irrational MLB Conclusions After the 2017 Season's First Month

    There are a few rational conclusions to draw after the first month of the 2017 MLB season. For example: Mike Trout is still really good, and the New York Mets are totally screwed...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 32,600 reads 0 comments

  19. Top 5 MLB ROY, MVP, and Cy Young Contenders for Each League After 1 Month

    Among other things, the first month of the 2017 MLB season being out of the way means that awards season is one step closer...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 70,360 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB Metrics 101: The 10 Most Overrated Stars of Baseball

    The latest in Bleacher Report's MLB Metrics 101 series will take on a topic that's guaranteed to never get anyone riled up. Ha. Just kidding. Everyone will leave here feeling good and P...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 120,456 reads 0 comments

  21. Buying or Selling New York Yankees' 5 Most Surprising April Stars

    The New York Yankees didn't get the memo that they were supposed to be rebuilding in 2017. What they've been doing instead is winning ballgames. Their 11-7 record makes them one of the best teams in the American League ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 14,474 reads 0 comments

  22. Hitting for Power Would Take Francisco Lindor into the Stratosphere

    Francisco Lindor didn't need a big stick to loom large in the 2016 American League MVP race. He finished ninth in the voting despite being the only position player in the top 10 to hit fewer than 24 home runs...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 8,817 reads 0 comments

  23. Biggest MLB Surprises, Disappointments at 2017 1-Month Mark

    If baseball were an actor, it would tear up every script and insist on improvising. Want evidence for this hypothesis? Just take a look at what's happened so far in the 2017 MLB season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 63,522 reads 0 comments

  24. MLB Metrics 101: Baseball's 15 Most Powerful Home Run Mashers

    Gone are the days when spectators could only guess about the hardest home run hitters in Major League Baseball. There's now an app for that. Sounds like a task for Bleacher Report's MLB Metrics 101...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 41,438 reads 0 comments

  25. Mid-April Stock Up, Stock Down for New York Yankees' Top 5 Prospects

    Although the New York Yankees can't seem to lose these days, their best baseball still lies ahead of them. That's thanks to the big collection of stud prospects they have down on the farm...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 10,968 reads 0 comments