1. Diamondbacks' Stack of Pitching Chips Includes a Diamond in the Rough

    If the Arizona Diamondbacks are going to dangle some starting pitchers on the winter trade market, they can rest easy knowing they at least have some name value to attract interested parties...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 3,372 reads 6 comments

  2. Top Potential Ian Kinsler Suitors, Trade Packages

    The hot-stove rumor mill has made it clear that the Detroit Tigers have all their star players on the table. Miguel Cabrera. Justin Verlander. J.D. and Victor Martinez. And then there's arguably their most attractive trade chip: Ian Kinsler ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 40,236 reads 45 comments

  3. Rich Hill Signing Would Be Great Yankees Fit for Both Present and Future

    The New York Yankees need a starting pitcher. In past winters, that would have led to their going after only the best options, and damn the cost! But since they need to be smart this winter, let's help point them toward Rich Hill...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 14,449 reads 26 comments

  4. It's Time to Take the Threat of an MLB Lockout Seriously

    It's been 21 years since Major League Baseball exited its last work stoppage. Oh, how I'd love to tack an "and counting" on the end of that sentence. Instead, time may be counting down to baseball's next work stoppage...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 22,907 reads 71 comments

  5. Jose Quintana, Not Chris Sale, Is Top MLB Offseason Trade Target

    In a winter during which aces are in short supply, the hot-stove trade market seems to revolve around Chris Sale. And he's not even the best thing on the market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 20,146 reads 56 comments

  6. The Braves Shouldn't Be the Team to Break the Prospect Bank for Chris Sale

    The Atlanta Braves seem to have a Chris Sale obsession. I say we stage an intervention before it gets any worse. Who's with me? OK, maybe some concessions are in order first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 25,565 reads 49 comments

  7. Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest 2016 Hot Stove Rumors Come True

    Who's up for some hot stove fan fiction? Hey, we might as well indulge ourselves while we wait for Major League Baseball's offseason to kick into high gear. There have been some moves, but nothing too major yet...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 26,660 reads 12 comments

  8. Mike Trout Is Bull's-Eye Choice for AL MVP as MLB's Consensus Best Player

    It feels like an upset that   Mike Trout  won the American League MVP. That says enough about where the baseball world is. Or rather, where it's been...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,657 reads 68 comments

  9. 2016 Cy Young Award Voting Will Again Test Old School vs. New School Divide

    On Wednesday, it will be once more unto the breach in the war between old-school and new-school MLB awards voters. The debate over the 2016 American League and National League Cy Young Awards—to be revealed at 6 p...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 12,091 reads 42 comments

  10. J.D. Martinez Would Be Ideal Fit for Power-Starved Giants

    Before the San Francisco Giants ' run of even-year championships was killed by their bullpen at the end of 2016, it was wounded by their lack of power. Their leading home run hitter was Brandon Belt, who cranked just 17 homers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 18,057 reads 29 comments

  11. Justin Verlander's Cy Young-Level 2016 Gives Tigers Golden Trade Opportunity

    There's a one-in-three chance Justin Verlander will win the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. Two things will happen if he does...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 18,282 reads 29 comments

  12. Corey Seager Fulfills Top MLB Prospect Destiny as Unanimous Rookie of the Year

    When you're also up for the Most Valuable Player Award, winning Rookie of the Year is a mere formality. Still, Corey Seager will take it. And if you're just now joining us, he did...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 10,369 reads 12 comments

  13. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Top 100 Free Agents, Trade Targets Available

    Over the past week, Bleacher Report has been going position by position and rounding up the top 100 players available in free agency and trades in the 2016-2017 MLB offseason. Now it's time to put them all in one basket...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 57,685 reads 24 comments

  14. Sonny Gray Is the Wild Card of the MLB Offseason's Ace Trade Market

    Remember when Sonny Gray seemed to have one foot in an Oakland A's uniform and one foot on the trading block? Those were interesting times. Now they may be ready for a comeback...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 12,701 reads 28 comments

  15. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 20 Outfielders Available for 2017

    Bleacher Report's stroll through the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 MLB offseason now heads to the outfield. We have 20 outfielders to get to. Most are part of a deep collection of quality free agents...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 23,242 reads 25 comments

  16. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 15 Relief Pitchers Available for 2017

    After looking at the top 25 starting pitchers , Bleacher Report's look at the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 offseason now moves to the bullpen...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 25,995 reads 42 comments

  17. MLB Drought Watch: When Will Each Suffering Franchise Finally Break Through?

    The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last week. Thus crumbled a championship drought that had lasted for 108 years. That's a glimmer of hope for other long-suffering MLB franchises if there ever were one...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 19,844 reads 24 comments

  18. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 25 Starting Pitchers Available for 2017

    Bleacher Report's rundown of the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 MLB offseason now moves to the mound. Up first are the top 25 starting pitchers who are either free agents or trade candidates pulled from rumors and/or plausible speculation...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 32,987 reads 36 comments

  19. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 15 Middle Infielders Available for 2017

    After checking in on catchers and corner infielders , Bleacher Report's review of the top 100 players available in the 2016-17 MLB offseason now moves to the middle of the infield...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 23,426 reads 24 comments

  20. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 10 Catchers Available for 2017

    Bleacher Report's look at the top 100 players available for the 2016-2017 MLB offseason got started with the top 15 corner infielders . Now come the top 10 catchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 24,905 reads 12 comments

  21. B/R MLB Offseason 100: The Top 15 Corner Infielders Available for 2017

    Now that everyone has said goodbye to the World Series and the 2016 Major League Baseball season, it's time to say hello to MLB 's Hot Stove season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 43,290 reads 34 comments

  22. Bleacher Report's Complete 2016-2017 MLB Offseason Preview

    The World Series is over. Now begins the long, dark, cold road to spring training. Better fire up the hot stove. No Major League Baseball will be played in the next few months, but plenty of new homes will be found for free agents and trade targets...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 55,416 reads 72 comments

  23. Will Joe Maddon's Confusing Use of Aroldis Chapman Come Back to Bite Cubs?

    The Chicago Cubs have clawed back from the brink of elimination and are now one win away from their first World Series title in 108 years. So, of course they're the ones everyone is second-guessing at the moment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 28,226 reads 98 comments

  24. Cubs Caught in a Downward, Likely Irreversible Spiral After Game 4 Beating

    If the Chicago Cubs want to be a team of destiny, they better come up with a miracle. If they don't, a season in which they won 103 games on their way to their first World Series since 1945 could be over as soon as Sunday...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 42,001 reads 134 comments

  25. Indians Face 1st October Challenge with Tied World Series Headed to Chicago

    A question for the Cleveland Indians : You didn't think it was going to be that easy, did you? Actually, it's understandable if they thought winning their first World Series since 1948 would be that easy...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 8,244 reads 53 comments