1. Giancarlo Stanton Is Best Bet of MLB's Contract Risks Thanks to Age, Opt-Out

    Whenever Major League Baseball gets a new record-sized contract, it's tempting to get into hand-wringing and bellyaching about the league's eternally reckless spending...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 18,623 reads 11 comments

  2. A.J. Burnett Takes Less Money to Return to Where Everything Clicked

    Despite frequent insistence to the contrary, free-agent signings are almost always about the money. That's what it's all about, you know. But not for A.J. Burnett . On Friday, he decided to be a very rare exception to the rule...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 21,926 reads 28 comments

  3. Jon Lester-Theo Epstein Reunion Is Must-Have Splash to Make Young Cubs a Threat

    You'll know President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein finally has the Chicago Cubs ready to make a run at ending their 106-year championship drought when he strikes a deal with an old associate of his: Jon Lester ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 13,796 reads 20 comments

  4. Mike Trout Finally Crowned with AL MVP Award He's Deserved Since 2012

    Mike Trout is the most valuable player in the American League . Like, for real this time. Trout has been the class of the Junior Circuit since his call-up in 2012, but now he has an award that says so...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 7,069 reads 80 comments

  5. Should Braves Look to Trade Justin Upton, Jason Heyward Before It's Too Late?

    Never mind the Atlanta Braves trading Justin Upton or Jason Heyward. Here's a much bolder idea: the Braves trading Upton and Heyward. For now, the Braves don't appear set on doing that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 19,076 reads 68 comments

  6. After Historic Cy Young Season, Can Clayton Kershaw Possibly Get Any Better?

    It's hard to climb any higher when you're already on top of the world. And yet, that's what Clayton Kershaw must now try to do. First things first, though. Kershaw has a new trophy to add to his collection...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 13,112 reads 67 comments

  7. Which 2014-2015 MLB Free Agents Will Be This Year's Surprise Steals?

    Perhaps there was a time when it was easy to find cheap talent on the free-agent market, but it's certainly not now. Player salaries are always going up...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 10,380 reads 0 comments

  8. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Top 100 Players Available in Free Agency, Trades

    After looking at all the key positions individually, it's now time for the final stop on the B/R MLB Offseason 100. The complete list...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 107,679 reads 36 comments

  9. Jacob deGrom's NL ROY Win Highlights Increasingly Bright Future of Mets Rotation

    You know, we really should get to work thinking of a good nickname for the New York Mets ' starting rotation. Why? Well, put it this way: Now's a good time to realize it's going to need one before long...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 15,219 reads 44 comments

  10. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 20 Outfielders Available This Winter

    With corner and middle infielders and catchers all taken care of, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 has one last stop to make on the position-player circuit: outfielders. We have a list of 20 outfielders available on the winter market...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 27,615 reads 15 comments

  11. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 10 Catchers Available This Winter

    With both corner and middle infielders taken care of, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now head behind the dish for a look at the top catchers available on the winter market. Our list of catchers includes 10 names...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 31,560 reads 17 comments

  12. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Middle Infielders Available This Winter

    After checking in with the top corner infielders available this winter, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now turn its focus to the middle of the diamond. We've arranged a list of 15 middle infielders who figure to be available...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 18,277 reads 16 comments

  13. B/R Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Corner Infielders Available This Winter

    After getting started with the top starting and relief pitchers on the market this winter, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now turn to hitters with a look at the top corner infielders available...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 18,741 reads 16 comments

  14. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 15 Relief Pitchers Available This Winter

    After getting started with a look at the top starting pitchers available on the offseason market, the B/R MLB Offseason 100 will now continue with a look at the top relief pitchers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 15,545 reads 6 comments

  15. B/R MLB Offseason 100: Ranking Top 25 Starting Pitchers Available This Winter

    With the arrival of the 2014-2015 Major League Baseball offseason, dozens upon dozens of players are now available either on the free-agent market or the trade market. That means there's some ranking to be done...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 51,874 reads 22 comments

  16. The 10 Biggest Must-Follow Storylines of the Upcoming MLB Offseason

    Want to know which storylines you should be following during Major League Baseball's 2014-2015 offseason? Well, ideally all of them. There will be a lot going on , you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 103,898 reads 74 comments

  17. Should the Boston Red Sox Trade Yoenis Cespedes This Offseason?

    As soon as he came, there he went. That could be the final narrative of Yoenis Cespedes ' time with the Boston Red Sox . And given the various parameters in play, it really should be...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 12,715 reads 58 comments

  18. Bleacher Report's Complete 2014-2015 MLB Offseason Preview

    Weep, for the 2014 Major League Baseball season is over. And now rejoice, for the 2014-2015 MLB offseason has begun! That is a thing worth being excited about, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 72,872 reads 66 comments

  19. Series MVP Madison Bumgarner's Heroics on 2 Days' Rest Cap Immortal October

    Madison Bumgarner 's postseason performance didn't need a finishing touch. After all he had done leading up to Game 7 of the World Series, his October was already one for the books...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 57,518 reads 80 comments

  20. Tim Hudson's 1st World Series Ring of 16-Year Career Rests on His Own Shoulder

    It took 16 seasons and pretty close to 500 major league appearances for Tim Hudson to finally get a chance to pitch in the World Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 32,589 reads 20 comments

  21. Is Royals' Shocking 2014 Rise a 1-Year Wonder or the Real Deal?

    Down 3-2 to the San Francisco Giants , the Kansas City Royals could lose the World Series Tuesday night. Either that, or they'll fight back in Game 6 and decide their fate Wednesday in a Game 7...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 11,805 reads 17 comments

  22. Madison Bumgarner's Game 5 Shutout Cements All-Time-Great Postseason

    After beginning the postseason as one of the more underappreciated aces in baseball, Madison Bumgarner is now the foremost ace on everyone's mind. Authoring one of the greatest postseasons in baseball history will do that for you...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 49,626 reads 72 comments

  23. Royals' Game 3 Win Proves Not Even Ned Yost's Gambles Can Stop Their Bullpen

    Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost didn't make it easy on his bullpen in Game 3 of the World Series. Were it a lesser bullpen, it might have snapped. It's a good thing, then, that the Royals bullpen is anything but "lesser...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 22,074 reads 45 comments

  24. What's Next for Joe Maddon's Managerial Future After Shocking Opt-Out?

    So then, are there any takers for a two-time Manager of the Year with a .552 winning percentage since 2008 and an American League pennant to his name? A guy like that just so happens to be available, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 48,547 reads 121 comments

  25. Will Losing Billy Butler in San Francisco Doom Royals' World Series Hopes?

    The Kansas City Royals ' best hitter in the first two games of the World Series was Billy Butler . In Games 3, 4 and 5 of the series, here's where you'll be able to spot him: On the bench...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 31,216 reads 48 comments