1. Biggest Duds of MLB's 1st Quarter, Position by Position

    One thing you have to be willing to do early on in any given Major League Baseball season is forgive bad performances. It can, after all, take time for guys to get on track...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 100,250 reads 106 comments

  2. Prince Fielder's 2-HR Outburst Highlights Slugger's Huge Comeback Season

    A year ago, Prince Fielder looked finished. Finito. Spent. And any other synonym for the word "done." But as anybody who watched the Texas Rangers veteran first baseman in ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 16,145 reads 21 comments

  3. Do Red Sox Need to Gut Elite Farm System to Bolster Volatile Rotation?

    We're about to revisit a question about the Boston Red Sox that seemed to come with an easy answer a couple weeks ago...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 20,350 reads 53 comments

  4. MLB 'Contender or Pretender' Breakdown at the One-Quarter Mark

    We can stop guessing now. A quarter of the way through the 2015 season, we know who the big winners in Major League Baseball are. They're right there in plain sight. We do, however, have to decide whether to believe in them...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 105,939 reads 279 comments

  5. With Corey Seager Looming, Dodgers Must Keep Jimmy Rollins on Short Leash

    The Los Angeles Dodgers ' new-look front office has already struck gold with an "out with the old, in with the new" maneuver. Its first was swapping out Matt Kemp for Joc Pederson, which has been a major victory ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 24,140 reads 20 comments

  6. With 1st Place Secure, NL East Likely in Nationals' Hands for Good

    A couple of weeks ago, the Washington Nationals were 7-13 and in a spot where nobody expected them to be at any point in the 2015 season: dead last in the NL East. Disappointment, thy name was Nats...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 8,546 reads 48 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's First-Quarter MLB Season Awards

    Just like that, a quarter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season has come and gone. Teams have played roughly 40 of their 162 games, offering a pretty good snapshot of what this season is all about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 64,843 reads 191 comments

  8. Michael Wacha Filling Adam Wainwright's Ace Shoes for MLB-Best Cardinals

    You'd think it would be impossible to downplay Adam Wainwright's season-ending injury and its effect on the St. Louis Cardinals . It's not like you can just snap your fingers and replace a guy like that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 10,152 reads 14 comments

  9. Bryce Harper Must Be At-All-Cost Pursuit as Yankees' Future Iconic Centerpiece

    Officially, the New York Yankees will be in the capital over the next two days for a two-game series against the Washington Nationals ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 122,778 reads 234 comments

  10. Breaking Down the New Stat Starting to Take Baseball by Storm

    The last thing baseball needs is more statistics. The game's language has been steeped in numbers since the very beginning, and we're at a point now where seemingly every baseball term has a numeric equivalent...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 76,816 reads 82 comments

  11. Marlins Revert to Strange Ways with Abrupt Dismissal of Manager Mike Redmond

    On the bright side, the Miami Marlins didn't get no-hit on Sunday. Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller came very close to doing the deed, but Justin Bour denied him with two outs in the ninth inning...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 30,388 reads 59 comments

  12. 7 Biggest Takeaways from Week 6's MLB Action

    Another week, another bundle of Major League Baseball storylines to take in. We're into Week 6 of the 2015 MLB season, and it's been just about as crowded with things happening as the five weeks that preceded it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 18,116 reads 62 comments

  13. As Cubs Phenoms Grab Eyes, Anthony Rizzo Has Become Top-10 MLB Hitter

    For a team that hasn't won a World Series in over 100 years and came into 2015 off a string of five straight losing seasons, it's remarkable just how much hype the Chicago Cubs are generating...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 23,749 reads 57 comments

  14. With NL East Lead Shrinking, Cubs Sweep a Reality Check for Mets

    Never mind the National League East; there was a time not too long ago when the New York Mets seemed to be on top of the world. They were 13-3 through 16 games, the last 11 of which were all W's...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 9,446 reads 54 comments

  15. Corey Kluber Gets Back on Track with an 18-K Start for the Ages

    Heading into Corey Kluber 's eighth start of 2015, the question on all our minds was what was wrong with the Cleveland Indians ace. It's not like Cy Young winners go 0-5 with 5...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 11,628 reads 15 comments

  16. Is Dodgers' Dominance Without Superstar Yasiel Puig Sustainable?

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five in a row, 11 out of 14 and 22 out of 32 overall, giving them the second-best record in Major League Baseball. In the parlance of our times, they're so hot right now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 8,788 reads 31 comments

  17. Stephen Vogt Latest Example of A's Striking Gold in Unexpected Places

    The Oakland Athletics are as much a deep salvage operation as they are a baseball team. To get ahead, they'll go wherever they can in hopes of finding whatever they can. They don't hit on all their searches, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 9,872 reads 17 comments

  18. With Jeter Gone, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner Are 1-2 Nightmare

    With five weeks of the 2015 MLB season complete, we've gotten a pretty good look at the post-Derek Jeter New York Yankees . And sappiness be damned, they just don't quite look the same without him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 20,679 reads 35 comments

  19. Why Top Mets Prospect Noah Syndergaard Is Hyped as a Future MLB Ace

    On the mound for the New York Mets on this particular day will be an intimidating right-hander with an electric arm and all the talent he needs to be one of baseball's best pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 15,604 reads 29 comments

  20. Facing an Opt-out Year, Zack Greinke Is Exploring New Pitching Heights

    If he's so inclined, Zack Greinke can end his six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after only three seasons at the end of 2015. He just better make sure he has a really good season first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 17,383 reads 21 comments

  21. Another Ace Bites the Dust as Tommy John Halts Alex Cobb's Great Young Career

    As if anyone needed further confirmation that no pitcher is safe from Tommy John surgery in today's MLB , another ace has bitten the dust. This time, it's Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 8,387 reads 14 comments

  22. Playing Slump or Bust with MLB's Most Shocking Ice-Cold Starts

    You never know what kind of weirdness will happen in the first month of the Major League Baseball season. Up can turn into down. Left can become right. Dogs move in with cats, and vice versa...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 29,887 reads 62 comments

  23. Dodgers Rookie Joc Pederson's Instant Superstardom Is No Joke

    If you really strain your brain, you might be able to remember a time when rookie center fielder Joc Pederson was one of the big unknowns on the veteran-laden Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 25,085 reads 67 comments

  24. At Just 22, Bryce Harper's Light-Tower Power Ready to Join MLB's Best

    It's time to switch up the narrative on Bryce Harper . Instead of talking about what he might be, let's start talking about what he's becoming. Here's the short version: He's becoming one of the very best power hitters in Major League Baseball...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 15,753 reads 69 comments

  25. Ranking MLB's 25 Most Important Players in 2015

    There are 750 players in the majors at any given moment, and all of them are important in their own way. Yes, even the backup catchers and the LOOGYs . They're people too. But we're not here to hand out participation medals...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 42,962 reads 130 comments