1. NLDS Game 5 Can Put Max Scherzer Back on Map as Clutch Postseason Ace

    Max Scherzer has started 276 games in the major leagues. That includes 11 in the postseason, which have covered a World Series game and Game 6 of the American League Championship Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 10,955 reads 21 comments

  2. The Blue Jays vs. Indians ALCS Goes Through Andrew Miller

    In Terry Francona's script for the latest season of MLB 's hit drama Postseason Baseball , the most important role in the American League Championship Series may be a middle reliever...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 12,642 reads 18 comments

  3. Clayton Kershaw Saved from Another Year as Postseason Goat

    Chase Utley saved Clayton Kershaw from being the goat. Again. As far as the Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned, there was a happy ending to Game 4 of their National League Division Series on Tuesday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 28,769 reads 83 comments

  4. Cubs Proving to Be Not Just the Best, but Deepest Team in Baseball

    When the goal is to snap a World Series championship drought that's existed for longer than Wrigley Field itself, it's best to leave as little as possible to chance. That pretty much explains the 2016 Chicago Cubs ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 48,832 reads 117 comments

  5. David Price's Postseason Demons Follow Him to Boston, Put Red Sox in ALDS Hole

    When pitcher David Price was introduced as the Boston Red Sox 's new $217 million toy last December, he said something the future would either vindicate or bring back to haunt him...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 22,780 reads 49 comments

  6. Addison Russell Q&A: 'We're Definitely Embracing What We Have Here in Chicago'

    If the Chicago Cubs have their way, 2016 will be the year they finally end a 108-year World Series championship drought and send the Curse of the Billy Goat the way of the Curse of the Bambino ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 6,658 reads 8 comments

  7. Marco Estrada, Blue Jays Open ALDS with Statement-Making Rout

    From the way it was being billed, the American League Division Series showdown between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers sounded less like a baseball affair and more like a prizefight...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 15,004 reads 51 comments

  8. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Overall Top 300 Players

    Over the past few weeks, the 2016 Bleacher Report MLB 300 has been ranking the top players at each individual position. Now it's time for the grand finale: the complete list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 84,723 reads 152 comments

  9. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 30 Relief Pitchers of 2016

    It's only appropriate that the Bleacher Report MLB 300 nears its finish with a look at the guys who finish games. It's time for the top relief pitchers of the 2016 Major League Baseball season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 44,619 reads 67 comments

  10. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 5 Designated Hitters of 2016

    The next stop on the 2016 Bleacher Report MLB 300 will be brief. It's time to look at the top designated hitters in the league. Only 15 teams get to use the DH, and relatively few of them have a full-timer at the position...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 16,446 reads 38 comments

  11. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 40 Corner Outfielders of 2016

    And now for the final stop on the Bleacher Report MLB 300's tour of the top position players of the 2016 Major League Baseball season: corner outfielders...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 30,130 reads 89 comments

  12. Giants Show Postseason Mojo in Stunning Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

    Throughout most of the second half, the San Francisco Giants have been cursed by black magic rather than blessed by the strange magic that led them to World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 6,668 reads 12 comments

  13. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Center Fielders of 2016

    Having concluded its tour around the infield at third base , the B/R MLB 300 now heads to the outfield. First up are the top center fielders of the 2016 Major League Baseball season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 36,354 reads 66 comments

  14. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 80 Starting Pitchers of 2016

    It's time for the B/R MLB 300 to take a break from bats and gloves and focus on the arms. First up: starting pitchers. There are typically 150 starting pitchers in Major League Baseball at any given moment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 43,735 reads 130 comments

  15. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Third Basemen of 2016

    After checking in with the game's top shortstops , the B/R MLB 300 now heads to its final stop on the infield with a look at the top third basemen in Major League Baseball for the 2016 season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 24,459 reads 98 comments

  16. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Shortstops of 2016

    After a stop at second base , the B/R MLB 300 will now go to the left side of the infield and check in with the top shortstops in Major League Baseball. As with first base and second base, the list ahead features the names of 25 shortstops...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 34,095 reads 135 comments

  17. NL East-Clinching Nationals Face Steep NL Playoff Climb with Battered Roster

    The Washington Nationals are your 2016 NL East champions, having clinched the division Saturday night. Their only worry right now is how much champagne stings when it gets in their eyes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 7,160 reads 20 comments

  18. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 Second Basemen of 2016

    With catchers and first basemen in the bag, the B/R MLB 300 now turns its attention to second base. We have 25 second basemen to get to, and this year we'll be scoring them differently than in the past...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 43,471 reads 118 comments

  19. Red-Hot Red Sox Emerging as Alpha Dog in AL Playoff Picture

    As the National League continues to leave no doubt about who its World Series favorite is, the American League may finally be settling on one of its own. The Boston Red Sox ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 18,561 reads 90 comments

  20. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 20 Catchers of 2016

    After getting started at first base , it's time for the B/R MLB 300 to backtrack 90 feet to check in with the guys behind the dish. Due to the position's relative lack of star power, our list of the top catchers for 2016 features only 20 names...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 19,897 reads 23 comments

  21. B/R MLB 300: Ranking the Top 25 First Basemen of 2016

    Hello and welcome to the first stop on the Bleacher Report MLB 300: first base. The rankings ahead are the first in a series that will lead to the top 300 players in Major League Baseball for 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 50,282 reads 118 comments

  22. Jacob deGrom Injury Ends Mets' Hopes for Another Deep Postseason Run

    The injury bug has been trying to block the New York Mets from returning to the World Series in 2016. Credit the Mets for putting up a strong resistance. But the fight has finally been lost...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 46,631 reads 62 comments

  23. Noah Syndergaard Is Back to Peak Dominance When Mets Need Him Most

    A New York Mets starting rotation that was supposed to be the mightiest force on this or any other planet has become battered, broken and badly in need of a hero. Enter Thor...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 8,526 reads 12 comments

  24. Can Tigers Survive AL Wild-Card Chase Without $110M Man Jordan Zimmermann?

    When the Detroit Tigers gave Jordan Zimmermann a $110 million contract over the winter, they could have imagined his spearheading a charge into the postseason when September came around...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 1,212 reads 1 comments

  25. Clayton Kershaw Is Back, but Dodgers Ace Has Kinks to Work Out

    There was neither a red carpet nor a flourish of trumpets at Marlins Park on Friday night, but there might as well have been. For the mighty Clayton Kershaw had returned. ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 12,741 reads 29 comments