1. MLB Metrics 101: The Biggest Trade Needs for Each MLB Contender

    Trade season is upon Major League Baseball, and Bleacher Report's MLB Metrics 101 series is here to find out where contenders need help the most. Hello and welcome back...

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  2. They Tanked Like the Sixers; Now the Astros Are MLB's Next Big Powerhouse

    "Trust the process," goes the saying in Philadelphia . As painful as it is to watch the 76ers throw themselves into year after year of bad basketball, surely it will be for the greater good in the long run...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 31,891 reads 0 comments

  3. Each MLB Team's Biggest 2017 Question Mark Through 2 Months

    Two months into the 2017 Major League Baseball season, many mysteries remain. That makes this as good a time as any to look at each team's biggest question mark. These issues cover a wide range of topics...

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  4. MLB Metrics 101: Top Candidates for MLB's 1st $400 Million Contract

    Major League Baseball got its first $100 million man in 1998, its first $200 million man in 2000 and, at long last, its first $300 million man in 2014...

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  5. MLB Prospect Report: Late Bloomers Who Look Like Stars of the Future

    Major League Baseball is in an era in which even the youngest prospects don't need much time in the minor leagues before breaking into The Show. However, there's still room for late bloomers...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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 7 months ago 58,135 reads 0 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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 ...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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 7 months ago 64,077 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 8,816 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 52,923 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 84,195 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 44,585 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 5,295 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 71,979 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 52,662 reads 0 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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 7 months ago 81,400 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 17,726 reads 0 comments

  23. 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...

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  24. 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 8 months ago 70,360 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 120,456 reads 0 comments