1. J.D. Martinez Would Be Ideal Fit for Power-Starved Giants

    Before the San Francisco Giants ' run of even-year championships was killed by their bullpen at the end of 2016, it was wounded by their lack of power. Their leading home run hitter was Brandon Belt, who cranked just 17 homers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 18,010 reads 29 comments

  2. Justin Verlander's Cy Young-Level 2016 Gives Tigers Golden Trade Opportunity

    There's a one-in-three chance Justin Verlander will win the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. Two things will happen if he does...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 18,223 reads 29 comments

  3. Corey Seager Fulfills Top MLB Prospect Destiny as Unanimous Rookie of the Year

    When you're also up for the Most Valuable Player Award, winning Rookie of the Year is a mere formality. Still, Corey Seager will take it. And if you're just now joining us, he did...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 10,325 reads 12 comments

  4. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Top 100 Free Agents, Trade Targets Available

    Over the past week, Bleacher Report has been going position by position and rounding up the top 100 players available in free agency and trades in the 2016-2017 MLB offseason. Now it's time to put them all in one basket...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 57,646 reads 24 comments

  5. Sonny Gray Is the Wild Card of the MLB Offseason's Ace Trade Market

    Remember when Sonny Gray seemed to have one foot in an Oakland A's uniform and one foot on the trading block? Those were interesting times. Now they may be ready for a comeback...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 12,657 reads 28 comments

  6. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 20 Outfielders Available for 2017

    Bleacher Report's stroll through the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 MLB offseason now heads to the outfield. We have 20 outfielders to get to. Most are part of a deep collection of quality free agents...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 23,055 reads 25 comments

  7. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 15 Relief Pitchers Available for 2017

    After looking at the top 25 starting pitchers , Bleacher Report's look at the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 offseason now moves to the bullpen...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 25,805 reads 42 comments

  8. MLB Drought Watch: When Will Each Suffering Franchise Finally Break Through?

    The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last week. Thus crumbled a championship drought that had lasted for 108 years. That's a glimmer of hope for other long-suffering MLB franchises if there ever were one...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 19,806 reads 24 comments

  9. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 25 Starting Pitchers Available for 2017

    Bleacher Report's rundown of the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 MLB offseason now moves to the mound. Up first are the top 25 starting pitchers who are either free agents or trade candidates pulled from rumors and/or plausible speculation...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 32,716 reads 36 comments

  10. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 15 Middle Infielders Available for 2017

    After checking in on catchers and corner infielders , Bleacher Report's review of the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 MLB offseason now moves to the middle of the infield...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 23,239 reads 24 comments

  11. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 10 Catchers Available for 2017

    Bleacher Report's look at the top 100 players available for the 2016-2017 MLB offseason got started with the top 15 corner infielders . Now come the top 10 catchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 24,625 reads 12 comments

  12. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 15 Corner Infielders Available for 2017

    Now that everyone has said goodbye to the World Series and the 2016 Major League Baseball season, it's time to say hello to MLB 's Hot Stove season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 43,195 reads 34 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's Complete 2016-2017 MLB Offseason Preview

    The World Series is over. Now begins the long, dark, cold road to spring training. Better fire up the hot stove. No Major League Baseball will be played in the next few months, but plenty of new homes will be found for free agents and trade targets...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 55,388 reads 72 comments

  14. Will Joe Maddon's Confusing Use of Aroldis Chapman Come Back to Bite Cubs?

    The Chicago Cubs have clawed back from the brink of elimination and are now one win away from their first World Series title in 108 years. So, of course they're the ones everyone is second-guessing at the moment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 28,150 reads 98 comments

  15. Cubs Caught in a Downward, Likely Irreversible Spiral After Game 4 Beating

    If the Chicago Cubs want to be a team of destiny, they better come up with a miracle. If they don't, a season in which they won 103 games on their way to their first World Series since 1945 could be over as soon as Sunday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 41,833 reads 134 comments

  16. Indians Face 1st October Challenge with Tied World Series Headed to Chicago

    A question for the Cleveland Indians : You didn't think it was going to be that easy, did you? Actually, it's understandable if they thought winning their first World Series since 1948 would be that easy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 8,222 reads 53 comments

  17. Cubs Maintain World Series Favorite Status Despite Game 1 Blowout

    At the risk of going out on a limb for a team that hasn't won a World Series in 108 years or even scored in a World Series in 71 years... Don't worry. The Chicago Cubs still have this...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 13,331 reads 78 comments

  18. Clayton Kershaw Comes Up Small in the Biggest Start of His Life

    Clayton Kershaw 's worst postseason misadventures have mostly been tales of his having it and then losing it. In Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, he never had it...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 30,721 reads 161 comments

  19. Dodgers vs. Cubs: Keys for Each Team to Win NLCS Game 6

    In Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs will take on the Curse of the Billy Goat and Clayton Kershaw will take on the narrative...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 16,039 reads 70 comments

  20. Biggest Studs and Duds of the 2016 MLB Postseason Thus Far

    The 2016 Major League Baseball postseason has featured studs, duds and everything in between. But since nobody cares about that last part, this discussion shall focus strictly on the first two...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 38,359 reads 118 comments

  21. Will Dodgers Regret Not Unleashing Clayton Kershaw on Cubs in NLCS Game 5?

    You know that thing about momentum being the next day's starting pitcher? The Los Angeles Dodgers are about to put that to an interesting test...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 23,529 reads 101 comments

  22. Blue Jays Suddenly Set Up for Comeback After Game 4 Momentum Swing

    The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to go where only one team has gone before. They took an important first step in Game 4 on Tuesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 17,103 reads 81 comments

  23. Red Sox's Championship Pedigree Permeating 2016 MLB Playoffs

    The Boston Red Sox themselves are nowhere to be seen, but there are still Red Sox ties everywhere you look in the 2016 postseason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 5,099 reads 2 comments

  24. Indians' Victory in Bloody-Finger Game Sets Corey Kluber Up for the Kill

    The Toronto Blue Jays found out in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series that the Cleveland Indians can bleed after all. But unfortunately for the Blue Jays, that applied to only one of the Indians...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 50,932 reads 65 comments

  25. Dodgers Blow Chance to Deal Cubs Another NLCS Nightmare

    On Saturday night, the Chicago Cubs won their first National League Championship Series game since way back in 2003. They couldn't have done it without a few assists from the Los Angeles Dodgers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 7,387 reads 36 comments