1. The San Francisco Giants Scout Madison Bumgarner, Power Hitter

    There are pitchers who have to hit. There are pitchers who can hit. And then there's Madison Bumgarner . For the San Francisco Giants , the difference is just as easily confirmed by the senses as by the numbers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 24,859 reads 0 comments

  2. MLB Stars Who Are About to Reach New Heights This Season

    Spring training is here, so you can expect to see a steady stream of articles that predict which MLB players will be breakout stars in 2017. It's that time of year. But what about post-breakout breakout stars? Ah, see, this is more of a niche...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 44,531 reads 0 comments

  3. Bleacher Report's MLB Experts Make Key 2017 Spring Training Predictions

    Step outside and take a whiff, and you'll smell the baseball. Yes, it's finally that time of year. Pitchers and catchers will soon show up in Arizona and Florida, followed swiftly by everyone else...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 74,062 reads 0 comments

  4. Breaking Down MLB's Next Wave of Future Outfield Stars

    The two best players in Major League Baseball last year were Mookie Betts, a young outfielder, and Mike Trout, a fellow young outfielder. Bryce Harper, yet another young outfielder, was the best of 2015...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 59,738 reads 0 comments

  5. Predicting MLB's 10 Most Exciting Teams to Watch in 2017

    From all the talk about how Major League Baseball needs to speed things up , you'd swear there wasn't any entertaining baseball to be found anymore. Baloney. I can think of at least 10 teams that are going to play fun and exciting baseball in 2017...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 59,012 reads 0 comments

  6. New York Yankees: 5 Key Questions That Need Answering in Spring Training

    After committing to a youth movement in 2016, the New York Yankees are gearing up for a different kind of season in 2017. It'll be onward and upward toward a better tomorrow. But that's skipping ahead a bit...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 7,498 reads 0 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: 5 Key Questions That Need Answering in Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox are going into spring training as arguably the American League 's best team. Depth. Talent. Experience. They have it all. That doesn't mean they don't have questions to answer...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 5,308 reads 0 comments

  8. MLB Hitters Ready for a Big Power Surge This Season

    There was a lull for a while there, but power hitting is back in vogue in Major League Baseball. Last year was one of the most dinger-filled seasons in baseball history. It wasn't all the big boppers either...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 50,330 reads 0 comments

  9. How Yu Darvish Can Guarantee Himself $150M Megadeal in 2017

    Yu Darvish could become a very rich man next winter, but the stars will have to align just right. They don't give out monstrous free-agent contracts to just anyone, you know. Pitchers least of all...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 13,814 reads 0 comments

  10. Kyle Schwarber's About to Get a Lot Scarier in First Full MLB Season

    The following statement is a holdover from this time last year: Kyle Schwarber is going to be a beast in his first full major league season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 45,667 reads 0 comments

  11. Boston Red Sox: 4 Last-Minute Moves They Should Consider

    The Boston Red Sox are all set for spring training. They have all the pieces they require and then some. Or do they? On appearances, sure. The Red Sox's lineup, starting rotation and bullpen are filled up with mostly quality players...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 13,907 reads 0 comments

  12. Ranking MLB's 25 Best Under 25 Entering the 2017 Season

    Mike Trout is no longer under the age of 25. Neither is Kris Bryant. This makes the race for Major League Baseball's best player under 25 a wide-open contest...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 87,451 reads 0 comments

  13. Why World Series Game 7 Is Better Than the Super Bowl

    Super Bowl, eh? Psh . I'll take Game 7 of the World Series any day of the week. And twice on Super Sunday. Full disclosure: I'm biased. It literally says "MLB Lead Writer" underneath my name...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 5,644 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Offseason Week 14 News, Rumors and Speculation

    All is quiet on the MLB trade market. With teams just about ready to exit offseason mode and enter spring training mode, that's not coincidental. But it's not time to remove our speculation hats just yet...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 66,416 reads 0 comments

  15. Andrew Miller Is Tempting Fate by Representing Team USA at 2017 WBC

    After pushing himself to the limit for the Cleveland Indians , Andrew Miller is ready to pick up where he left off in service of his country. Spoiler Alert: This isn't the best idea...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 9,793 reads 0 comments

  16. 8 Young Players on the Verge of Becoming MLB Superstars

    Major League Baseball isn't hurting for young superstars. There's that one guy named Trout. And the guy named Harper. And Machado. And Betts. And Syndergaard. And so on. But you know what? It never hurts to have more young superstars...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 75,128 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 Relief Pitchers to Watch

    Major League Baseball is becoming a joint run by relief pitchers. For that reason alone, they'll be a group worth watching during spring training. Let's focus on 10 relievers to watch in February and March...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 14,823 reads 0 comments

  18. How Kris Bryant Can Get Even Better After Monster MVP Season

    Somewhere down the line, Kris Bryant might make it his mission to conquer gravity, find the lost city of Atlantis or make the first good video game movie. For now, continuing to get better at baseball will have to do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 11,984 reads 0 comments

  19. Boston Red Sox: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects Ahead of Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox 's farm system isn't empty yet. It's not for lack of trying on Dave Dombrowski's part. Boston's president of baseball operations hasn't been shy about trading the club's top prospects for immediate upgrades...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 10,138 reads 0 comments

  20. Can MLB's Second-Base Superstar Revolution Continue into 2017?

    They don't make second basemen like they used to. And that's a compliment. Though the 2017 MLB season will be here before anyone knows it, one thing that still stands out from 2016 is the success that second basemen had...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 25,643 reads 0 comments

  21. What Is Madison Bumgarner Worth in Upcoming Giants Megadeal?

    There's what Madison Bumgarner is making, what he's worth and how much he might make in his next contract. Spoiler alert: These three things are very different...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 32,061 reads 9 comments

  22. Why Did MLB Home Run King Mark Trumbo Come so Cheaply to Orioles?

    Major League Baseball's reigning home run champion has a new contract, and it's not the most expensive deal signed this winter. Not even close...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 63,050 reads 8 comments

  23. MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 Outfielders to Watch

    What's about to proceed is a slideshow about outfielders to watch that won't mention Mike Trout. It sounds blasphemous, but there's a method at work here...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 23,147 reads 17 comments

  24. Breaking Down the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class and Biggest Snubs

    For a lucky few, today's the day Cooperstown called to say, "Welcome." For everyone else: "Thanks for playing." The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was finally announced Wednesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 19,425 reads 23 comments

  25. Jose Bautista's $18M Re-Up Keeps Blue Jays Near Top of AL East

    Jose Bautista may have entered the free-agent waters thinking they would take him to a better, richer harbor. Instead, they've pushed him right back from where he came. And that's not so bad...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 9,900 reads 22 comments