1. Ranking the Top 50 MLB Players at the Start of the 2015 Regular Season

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season begins Sunday night. That means we're very close to watching the game's best players doing the things they do. With that in mind, we better get on the same page about who the game's best players are...

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  2. Bleacher Report's Full 2015 MLB Season Preview and Predictions

    Hey, you there. Did you know that a new baseball season starts in just a few short days? Don't you want to get to know it and be told exactly what's going to happen? Of course you do...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 139,909 reads 410 comments

  3. 10 Key Roster Holes MLB Teams Will Fail to Fill by Opening Day

    Opening Day of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is inching closer. In turn, teams are inching closer to "completing" their 25-man rosters. Yes, the quotation marks on "completing" are necessary...

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  4. Healthy and Locked In, Albert Pujols Looks Ready to Deliver for Angels

    Watch out, American League . Albert Pujols is coming for you. That's what he and the Los Angeles Angels would have everyone believe, anyway. And as far as threats go, this one appears credible...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 8,269 reads 29 comments

  5. Can Spring Training's Top Teams Carry Success into 2015 Season?

    We'd all be better off if Major League Baseball didn't bother to keep track of what happens in spring training. That way, we wouldn't be tempted to read into records and statistics...

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  6. Do the 2015 Cubs Have the Pitching Needed to Make Good on the Hype?

    Let's do something other than talk about the Chicago Cubs offense. We've talked enough about that, though not without good reason...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 11,327 reads 37 comments

  7. Projecting Big League ETAs for Baseball's 10 Most MLB-Ready Prospects

    One of the worst things about prospects is that they make you play the waiting game. Everyone wants to see them break through, but they're typically ready when they're ready and not a moment sooner...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 18,323 reads 56 comments

  8. Ranking the 15 Most Exciting MLB Rookies to Watch in 2015

    In 2012, there was Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. In 2013, there was Jose Fernandez and Wil Myers. And last year, there was Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom. There. That list of names should have you pumped for Major League Baseball's next wave of rookies...

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  9. Reinstating Pete Rose Would Immediately Stamp Rob Manfred's Place in History

    How does Rob Manfred want to be remembered? For now, it seems Major League Baseball's newest commissioner just wants to be remembered, period...

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  10. Anthony Rendon's Knee Must Be 100 Percent for Nats to Realize Potential

    Anthony Rendon 's knee injury isn't serious, they said. He's only being held out of spring training action as a precaution, they said. Well, now they're singing a different tune...

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  11. Dodgers Well Set Up to Endure an Early-Season Absence by Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Suddenly, a prominent Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander is dealing with a shoulder injury that won't be going away for a while. But don't worry. It's not that prominent Dodgers lefty...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 8,208 reads 7 comments

  12. MLB's Luckiest 2014 Players Who Could Struggle in 2015

    Earlier this week, we looked at poor souls who were victimized by bad luck during the 2014 Major League Baseball season and who are therefore due for good luck in 2015. 'Twas a happy discussion, as forecasting good luck is cheerful work...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 12,830 reads 33 comments

  13. Would a Cole Hamels Trade Be Enough to Save Rangers' 2015 Season?

    The Texas Rangers could have chosen to wave a white flag when they found out Yu Darvish had been lost for the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, but they're not...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 9,767 reads 23 comments

  14. MLB Players Suddenly Facing Skyrocketed Expectations in 2015

    Nobody needs to be told that guys like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Andrew McCutchen are facing high expectations heading into 2015. For players like them, high expectations come with the territory...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 8,295 reads 4 comments

  15. Mid-Spring Training Takeaways on MLB's New Pace of Play Changes

    Major League Baseball is taking its first steps into a strange new world this spring, one that features clocks and batters frequently standing at attention in the box. All in the name of speeding up the game...

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  16. MLB Spring Training 2015: Mid-Spring Breakdown of Every Key Position Battle

    We've reached more or less the middle of Major League Baseball's spring season, and that means the spring training position battles being waged are halfway over. And that means it's time to see who's still standing...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 26,613 reads 37 comments

  17. What Kris Bryant's Dominant Spring Roster Push Will Mean for Him, Cubs

    A couple weeks ago, you could look at Chicago Cubs superprospect Kris Bryant and ask two questions. First: Was he going to follow his explosive 2014 performance with a big ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 9,337 reads 29 comments

  18. CC Sabathia's Shaky Spring Debut Brings Back 2014 Questions

    And now for something we all ought to be used to by now: A discussion about whether veteran New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia is good at pitching baseballs anymore, which will inevitably skew toward an "I'm not so sure, man" conclusion...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 17,183 reads 52 comments

  19. Yu Darvish Injury Should Speed Up Power Phenom Joey Gallo's MLB Path

    Before we get to talking about Joey Gallo and the future of the Texas Rangers , let's talk about Yu Darvish and the present of the Texas Rangers. Which, yeah, is not a particularly pretty picture...

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  20. MLB's Unluckiest 2014 Players Who Could Turn Things Around in 2015

    When Yogi Berra said 90 percent of baseball is mental and that the other half is physical, he was only half-right. He forgot about luck, which is also some random-but-notable percentage of the game...

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  21. Just How Bad Will Atlanta Braves' Punchless Offense Be in 2015?

    The Atlanta Braves weren't very good at scoring runs in 2014. They averaged only 3.54 runs per game, which was the second-fewest in MLB and the organization's worst offensive showing since 1988...

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  22. Yu Darvish's Tommy John Surgery Puts Rangers in a Bind: Friday MLB Takeaways

    The Texas Rangers had more trouble with injuries than any other team in Major League Baseball last season, but at least they got to enjoy ace right-hander Yu Darvish for most of the year...

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  23. Patience or Panic on 10 Early Spring Training Concerns

    We remind ourselves every year not to worry about what happens during spring training. It's Major League Baseball's practice season, so it's typically a good idea to heed the wisdom of Allen Iverson ...

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  24. Kris Bryant and Cubs Super Prospects Exceeding the Hype Early in Spring Training

    By all rights, the biggest star on the field during Thursday's exhibition between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels should have been the guy who played Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby and Lord Business...

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  25. MLB Teams That Look Most Likely to Surprise for 2015 Playoff Spots

    In the last three years, we've seen the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates snap long playoff droughts, and the Kansas City Royals come within one swing of winning the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 8,055 reads 10 comments