1. 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 17 hours ago 16,090 reads 91 comments

  2. 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 3 days ago 24,994 reads 133 comments

  3. 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 4 days ago 7,013 reads 20 comments

  4. 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 7 days ago 34,746 reads 118 comments

  5. 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 7 days ago 18,355 reads 90 comments

  6. 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 days ago 10,916 reads 21 comments

  7. 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 10 days ago 38,721 reads 116 comments

  8. 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 11 days ago 46,368 reads 62 comments

  9. 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 15 days ago 8,413 reads 13 comments

  10. 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 18 days ago 1,173 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 19 days ago 12,586 reads 29 comments

  12. Ageless Wonder Adrian Beltre Leading Charge for AL-Best Rangers

    Time waits for no man. It's mean like that. It's even meaner to baseball players, systematically robbing them of their skills as they drift further from their youth. Except for Adrian Beltre , who's playing like he's 37 going on 27...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 25 days ago 14,506 reads 24 comments

  13. Christian Yelich's Newfound Power Giving Marlins an Emerging Superstar

    When the injury bug ambushed and carried off Giancarlo Stanton in mid-August, the Miami Marlins lost a power source that still hasn't been replaced. But give it up to Christian Yelich for giving it his best shot...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 27 days ago 10,703 reads 17 comments

  14. Yoenis Cespedes' Scorching Bat Is Lifting Mets Back into Playoff Picture

    Yoenis Cespedes is just one guy on a 25-man roster, and he's still feeling a quadriceps injury that put him on the disabled list Aug. 4. It's not fair to expect him to carry the New York Mets to October...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 30 days ago 24,396 reads 51 comments

  15. Dustin Pedroia Has Become Forgotten Star in Red Sox's Booming Offense

    We've talked plenty about David Ortiz, for reasons that amount to "duh." We've talked about Mookie Betts, who's an MVP candidate . We've had good things to say about Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 24,424 reads 44 comments

  16. Don't Forget About Max Scherzer in NL Cy Young Race

    If Max Scherzer 's American League Cy Young Award is beginning to feel lonely, it could soon have company. In the wasteland that is the National League Cy Young race without a fully functioning Clayton Kershaw, anyone could claim this year's award...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,050 reads 19 comments

  17. Red-Hot Adrian Gonzalez Adds Another Weapon to Dangerous Dodgers Offense

    Even with Adrian Gonzalez 's awesomeness meter at less than 100 percent for most of the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers haven't had much trouble hitting in 2016. Just imagine what they can do now that his meter is far past 100 percent...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 23,357 reads 19 comments

  18. Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill on the Comeback Trail at Perfect Time for Dodgers

    Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers have finally caught up with the San Francisco Giants , their starting pitching has gone and quit on them. Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill, that's your cue to come back and fix everything...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 19,241 reads 21 comments

  19. Kris Bryant Faces Winding Road to Add MVP to His Growing Resume

    Because the baseball gods decree that every season must feature an overly complicated debate about the "V" in "MVP," 2016 has given us the curious case of Kris Bryant . There's no need to be curious about Bryant's stardom...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 11,114 reads 63 comments

  20. Risky 6-Man Rotation Is Blue Jays' Best Shot at Deep 2016 Postseason Run

    For some teams, questing for a World Series trophy requires sticking with whatever's working. The Toronto Blue Jays don't have that luxury. Things are mostly good for the reigning AL East champs...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 5,080 reads 11 comments

  21. Mookie Betts Has Real Chance of Crashing AL MVP Party

    In the American League MVP race, one undersized dynamo is now being hotly pursued by another undersized dynamo. The latter is Mookie Betts, who you've probably noticed in your news feed recently...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 17,757 reads 132 comments

  22. Another Lost Giancarlo Stanton Season Sends Playoff-Hopeful Marlins Reeling

    With Giancarlo Stanton having suffered yet another significant injury, now's a good time to repurpose the catchphrase for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. This time, it counts...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 25,527 reads 46 comments

  23. Gary Sanchez Gives 1st Glimpse of Yankees' Bright Homegrown Future

    There's not a lot of joy to be derived from the New York Yankees ' present. Their 58-56 record is far from an Atlanta Braves -level disaster, but it marks the fourth year in a row they've been mired in mediocrity...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 14,507 reads 45 comments

  24. In Smaller Spotlight, Carlos Correa Has Continued Superstar Rise

    Last year, Carlos Correa somehow lived up to the hype after beginning his major league career as baseball's best prospect. After that, it was only fair that there was a huge spotlight on him coming into 2016...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,558 reads 34 comments

  25. Predicting MLB's 10 Postseason Teams at the 3-Quarter Mark

    October will be here soon. Do you know where your playoff teams are? It's only August, so we don't either. All we know is which clubs we think are going to make it into the postseason, and we're more than glad to share...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 39,274 reads 145 comments