1. Will We Ever See Another Maddux-Glavine-Smoltz Rotation Trio in MLB?

    Baseball generally doesn't do one-of-a-kinds. Babe Ruth was one of a kind until Hank Aaron arrived. Same goes for Willie Mays until Ken Griffey Jr. And Sandy Koufax until Clayton Kershaw ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 day ago 22,678 reads 82 comments

  2. Is Baseball's Era of Dominant Designated Hitters Coming to an End?

    Get a good look at David Ortiz while you still can. At 38 going on 39, with his bat beginning to show some cracks and no guaranteed years on his contract after 2015, Ortiz may not be around much longer...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 24,103 reads 97 comments

  3. How Billy Beane's Evolution, Reinvention Is Taking A's Back to the Top

    To appreciate the Oakland A's, context really isn't necessary. If you can appreciate great baseball teams, there they are with an MLB -best 59-36 record and a run differential the size of the Bay Bridge...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 days ago 30,900 reads 30 comments

  4. Adam Wainwright Casts Unnecessary Cloud over Derek Jeter's Joyous Farewell

    Derek Jeter 's final All-Star Game was perfect. And a fraud. Partially, anyway...or maybe not at all. It's hard to tell, really...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 days ago 108,286 reads 364 comments

  5. MLB Home Run Derby 2014: Live Results and Highlights

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 days ago 125,085 reads 254 comments

  6. Jose Altuve's Case as MLB's Most Underrated Infielder

    I'm thinking of a ballplayer who might be a little underrated. You know, a guy whom fans come up short in appreciating. If only they knew what he could do, coming to properly appreciate him would take only a small amount of effort...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 15 days ago 14,121 reads 19 comments

  7. Even Without Scoreless Streak, Clayton Kershaw Is Still Having a Historic Season

    For Clayton Kershaw , a home run off the bat of Chase Headley ruined everything. And nothing. It broke up an incredible streak, but it did not break up an incredible season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 9,643 reads 26 comments

  8. Masahiro Tanaka Injury Could Be Final Death Blow to Yankees' 2014 Playoff Hopes

    As of this moment, the New York Yankees are still in the hunt for October. That's partially owed to the general mediocrity of the AL East, but also to how they've been able to withstand injuries...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 31,685 reads 102 comments

  9. Bryce Harper Still the Right MLB Superstar to Build Franchise Around

    Before we get on with what, I think, is going to be something like my 16th spirited defense of Bryce Harper , I must grant that this is one for the "had you told me" file...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 18,743 reads 43 comments

  10. When Is the Best Time to Move a Player in the MLB Trade Season?

    We ponder many things when Major League Baseball's trade season comes around. Buyers and sellers. Available players. Expendable prospects. Ken Rosenthal's bow ties. Et cetera ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 18 days ago 12,574 reads 11 comments

  11. Manny Machado's Return to Stardom Is Very Bad News for AL East

    The AL East's status right now should be something along the lines of "none too thrilled," for it looks like the first-place Baltimore Orioles have made a major acquisition. And they did it without even picking up the phone...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 19 days ago 14,992 reads 99 comments

  12. 2014 MLB All-Star Roster: Breaking Down the NL and AL Selections

    Major League Baseball has done its part by revealing the rosters for the 2014 All-Star Game. Now we must do our part by talking about them as they deserve to be talked about: In ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 20 days ago 121,255 reads 171 comments

  13. Ranking the 10 Least-Deserving MLB All-Stars of the Last Decade

    The idea of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is sound. It's designed to gather the best players in the league in one place, and it mostly succeeds at doing so. But not always...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 86,094 reads 192 comments

  14. Clayton Kershaw Has Big Head Start on MLB's Best-Ever Left-Handed Aces

    The thing about Clayton Kershaw 's greatness is that it's both easy to talk about and actually pretty hard to exaggerate. For example, we can say the Los Angeles Dodgers ace lefty is hands down MLB 's best pitcher...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 22 days ago 34,086 reads 62 comments

  15. 2014 MLB All-Star Rosters: B/R's Final 34-Man Roster Predictions

    The rosters for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game won't be revealed until Sunday night, so we'll all just have to wait patiently for a few more... Actually, scratch that...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 days ago 167,636 reads 546 comments

  16. David Price vs. Jeff Samardzija: Who Is MLB's Best Ace on the Block?

    Here's guessing that all general managers on the lookout for a stud starting pitcher this July would prefer to trade for David Price and Jeff Samardzija. But since that's not very practical, the best choice between the two would be...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 23 days ago 12,212 reads 37 comments

  17. Jake Arrieta's Very Real Breakout Gives Cubs an Ace to Build Around

    There's what Jake Arrieta used to be, and then there's what Jake Arrieta is. It's an important distinction to make. What Arrieta used to be is a major disappointment...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 8,358 reads 24 comments

  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Fact or Fiction with the Latest Buzz at the Start of July

    As you might have noticed, the 2014 Major League Baseball season has been underway for a while now. If you haven't, well, it began in March. Better get with the times, man. But the 2014 MLB trade season? That's just now kicking into high gear...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 27,571 reads 21 comments

  19. Healthy Bryce Harper Shows How He Can Boost Nationals Lineup to New Level

    Many moons from now, we're probably not going to be singing songs of Bryce Harper 's return from the disabled list on June 30, 2014. In this moment, however, Harper's return is at least worth talking about...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 26 days ago 60,064 reads 16 comments

  20. What Billy Hamilton's Offensive Evolution Will Mean for MLB Career

    Take a moment to imagine a ballplayer who's a pest at the plate, a magnet in center field and an unstoppable force on the basepaths. The guy you just imagined is Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 17,537 reads 14 comments

  21. 2014 Season Proving Catcher Will Continue to Be Dynamic Offensive Position

    We're used to thinking about good-hitting catchers as being a rarity. And if I had to take a whack at guessing the popular opinion, it's probably that they're even rarer in today's game...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 29 days ago 6,010 reads 8 comments

  22. Dominant Adam Wainwright Showing Elbow Scare Was Just a Bump in the Road

    The St. Louis Cardinals have reasons to worry about a number of their pitchers these days, which is all sorts of bad news...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 30 days ago 2,311 reads 0 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's Full 2014 Midseason MLB Awards

    The 2014 Major League Baseball season is (more or less) at the halfway point. Having already taken a look at some super-interesting statistical happenings , we shall now pursue another midseason activity: handing out awards...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 101,638 reads 434 comments

  24. Tim Lincecum's No-Hitter Shows He's Still Capable of Occasional Magic

    Tim Lincecum could dazzle with the best of 'em between 2008 and 2011. But then the baseball gods took his powers away in 2012, dooming most of his trips to the mound to be a struggle...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 21,591 reads 104 comments

  25. Looking Inside the Numbers of MLB's First Half of 2014

    So, maybe not everybody has realized this yet, but the 2014 Major League Baseball season is already pretty much at the halfway point. Yup. We've come that far...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 4,665 reads 4 comments