1. Could David Ortiz Cap Historic Farewell Season with AL MVP?

    Big Papi's been places. And done things. All-Star Games. Home Run Derbies. World Series. You name it. But about four months into David Ortiz 's final major league season, it's ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 42,661 reads 163 comments

  2. Roster Expansion Would Halt MLB's Attempt to Speed Up the Game

    If you're already a baseball fan, you've long since learned to live with how the sport takes its time. Any given baseball game is a slow burn, and there's a certain charm to that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 22,693 reads 22 comments

  3. It's Time for MLB Star Evan Longoria to Be Shopped to the Highest Bidder

    Evan Longoria signed an extension with the Tampa Bay Rays as soon as he arrived in the majors in 2008. And then another in 2012. Clearly, both sides want this partnership to continue for the long haul...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 49,767 reads 65 comments

  4. Why Is Hyped 2016 Rookie Pitcher Class Struggling So Badly?

    Let's hear it for Michael Fulmer. The Detroit Tigers rookie right-hander entered 2016 with relatively little hype but is now charging toward the American League Rookie of the Year award with a 2...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 40,406 reads 49 comments

  5. Fastest Starter to 500, How Far Can Jose Fernandez Climb MLB's All-Time K List?

    Leave it to Jose Fernandez , whose fastball is barely contained by the fabric of reality, to get somewhere really fast...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 15,163 reads 41 comments

  6. How Much Could Yankees Actually Sell on Summer Trade Market?

    For the New York Yankees , August 1 is looking less like the trade deadline and more like a sell-by date. By now, there's little question that selling on the summer market is what they should do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 65,043 reads 158 comments

  7. Bleacher Report's Full 2016 Midseason MLB Awards

    The All-Star break is over. It's back to the grind now, and chances are the second half of the 2016 Major League Baseball season will look a lot different from the first half...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 55,329 reads 230 comments

  8. Red Sox Pay Heavy but Necessary Price to Go for It with Drew Pomeranz

    For the second time in less than a year, the Boston Red Sox have paid a heavy price for a left-handed starter they hope can take them over the top. Actually, better make that a very heavy price...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 52,289 reads 64 comments

  9. MLB's Biggest Surprises, Disappointments of 2016's 1st Half

    Apart from Mike Trout being all forms of awesome and Jacob deGrom having marvelous hair, little is predictable in a Major League Baseball season. The sport deals in surprises and disappointments...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 37,747 reads 74 comments

  10. MLB All-Star Game 2016: Full Midsummer Classic Preview and Predictions

    Before long, the stars will descend on San Diego's Petco Park and Major League Baseball's annual midsummer bash will begin. The wait for the 2016 All-Star Game is over...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 16,437 reads 45 comments

  11. Troy Tulowitzki's Revival Adds Thunder to Blue Jays' Surging Offense

    A red-hot Troy Tulowitzki fitting into a red-hot lineup is just what the Toronto Blue Jays had in mind when they traded for him last July. Almost a year later, they're getting what they wished for...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 16,772 reads 26 comments

  12. Bleacher Report's Full Preview, Predictions for 2016 MLB Trade Season

    In a few days, Major League Baseball will break for the All-Star Game. It'll be a nice, lighthearted exhibition for everyone involved. But after that, things are going to get nutty...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 104,495 reads 124 comments

  13. How Jose Fernandez Has Become MLB's Most Lethal Strikeout Pitcher in 2016

    We better have a good excuse if we're going to put a modern pitcher in the company of Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez. Their names are not to be used lightly. Currently providing a good excuse, however, is Jose Fernandez ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 7,090 reads 25 comments

  14. Which Pitchers Should Start for the AL and NL All-Stars?

    Any fool can pick an All-Star starting lineup. All you have to do is sit at your computer and click away until you reach the voting limit or you get carpal tunnel syndrome, whichever comes first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 20,183 reads 49 comments

  15. What Should We Make of Jake Arrieta and the Cubs' Recent Stumbles?

    Jake Arrieta is trying to author a worthy follow-up to a Cy Young-winning season, and he's doing it on a Chicago Cubs team that's trying to end a 108-year championship drought...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 25,078 reads 103 comments

  16. It's Time to Take the Indians Seriously as Cleveland's Other Title Contender

    Remember when the Cavaliers were the hottest act in Cleveland? You know, what with their winning the NBA Finals and snapping the city's 52-year championship drought? Well, they had their time...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 13,699 reads 54 comments

  17. 2016 MLB All-Star Rosters: B/R's 34-Man Roster Predictions

    The votes are in, and now we wait for the official word on who's invited to the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Perhaps there will be some surprises. Unless, of course, all our predictions come true...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 109,816 reads 238 comments

  18. Wil Myers' Return to Stardom Could Create Trade-Market Frenzy

    It's happening a year later than they would have liked, but Wil Myers has become a star for the San Diego Padres in 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 22,149 reads 25 comments

  19. Yasiel Puig Could Be Fighting for His LA Dodgers Future the Rest of 2016

    It was roughly this time three years ago that Yasiel Puig was putting the finishing touches on a debut month for the ages...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 70,281 reads 39 comments

  20. Kris Bryant's Epic 3-HR Game Shines Light on Leap from Phenom to Superstar

    Kris Bryant was the College Player of the Year in 2013, the Minor League Player of the Year in 2014 and the National League Rookie of the Year in 2015. Clearly, the guy likes to outdo himself...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 46,504 reads 189 comments

  21. Francisco Lindor's Big Day Highlights Status as MLB's Most Overlooked Star

    There's a shortstop in the American League who has all the qualities of a superstar. He's very young, very charismatic and very skilled at hitting, baserunning and fielding. Carlos Correa? Good guess...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 34,332 reads 104 comments

  22. Giancarlo Stanton's Awakening Could Be Major Boost for Upstart Marlins

    The Miami Marlins have virtually the same winning percentage as the New York Mets . They've been flying, er, swimming under the radar, but they have some swagger going. And now it looks like they may finally have their slugger going too...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 4,773 reads 8 comments

  23. Mike Trout Blockbuster Trade Is Impossible Call Angels Must Make

    It's the decision the Los Angeles Angels don't want to make. And by golly, it's the kind of decision no team should ever have to make...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 74,766 reads 249 comments

  24. Bleacher Report's 'Future 50': Ranking MLB's Stars of the Future

    Hello and welcome to Bleacher Report's Future 50. This project aims to identify the 50 most promising prospects in Major League Baseball...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 57,178 reads 119 comments

  25. AL ERA Leader Steven Wright Filling Red Sox's Need for Co-Ace with David Price

    This seemed to be the state of the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation at the outset of 2016: a true ace in David Price, a few guys they hoped could be his co-ace, and a knuckleballer who figured to be neither...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 6,484 reads 5 comments