1. 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 21 hours ago 25,497 reads 93 comments

  2. 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 1 day ago 13,850 reads 41 comments

  3. 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 2 days ago 11,920 reads 11 comments

  4. 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 3 days ago 14,269 reads 91 comments

  5. 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 4 days ago 118,336 reads 171 comments

  6. 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 5 days ago 85,847 reads 192 comments

  7. 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 6 days ago 33,607 reads 62 comments

  8. 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 7 days ago 166,541 reads 546 comments

  9. 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 7 days ago 12,098 reads 37 comments

  10. 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 9 days ago 8,206 reads 24 comments

  11. 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 9 days ago 27,450 reads 21 comments

  12. 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 10 days ago 59,959 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 11 days ago 17,458 reads 14 comments

  14. 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 13 days ago 5,967 reads 8 comments

  15. 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 14 days ago 2,279 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 14 days ago 101,017 reads 434 comments

  17. 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 15 days ago 21,531 reads 104 comments

  18. 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 15 days ago 4,636 reads 4 comments

  19. Let the Buyer Beware on David Price Blockbuster Trade This July

    The Tampa Bay Rays are likely going to trade David Price in July. And when they do, they're likely going to get some really good stuff in return. But here's a warning for all interested parties: Be careful on this one, man...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 26,946 reads 57 comments

  20. Chewing Tobacco Should Be MLB's Next Outdated Tradition to Be Banned

    Old traditions die hard in baseball, but it's to Major League Baseball's credit that it's been willing to kill off traditions that have outstayed their welcomes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 16 days ago 15,379 reads 158 comments

  21. Chris Davis Needs His Walk-Off Homer to Be Major 2014 Turning Point

    Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis entered Monday's action in need of a big hit in the worst way but in a lousy position to get one. It's not so easy to hit from the bench, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 days ago 15,153 reads 7 comments

  22. Washington Nationals Poised for Big Surge to the Top of the NL

    This will be your latest warning that the Washington Nationals are armed, dangerous and ready to take the National League by storm. Yeah, yeah. I know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 18 days ago 8,676 reads 66 comments

  23. Carlos Beltran's Walk-Off Homer Gives Yankees a Taste of Missing Ingredient

    The New York Yankees went to the bottom of the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles trailing 3-1. They needed a welcome sight. What they got instead was a very welcome sight, courtesy of Carlos Beltran ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 20 days ago 6,582 reads 12 comments

  24. Masahiro Tanaka's Splitter and the 10 Best Strikeout Pitches of MLB

    If you haven't been keeping track, yes, Major League Baseball is on track for yet another record-high strikeout rate in 2014. According to FanGraphs , pitchers are striking out 7...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 20 days ago 19,998 reads 52 comments

  25. MLB's All-Overlooked Team: 10 Top Players Being Ignored in ASG Fan Vote

    I'll let you in on a little secret: When it comes to the voting for the MLB All-Star Game, fans tend to vote for the most popular players rather than the best players. Yeah, I know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 21 days ago 43,212 reads 180 comments