1. Masahiro Tanaka May Already Be Yankees' New Ace in 2014

    Judging any baseball player off of merely two games isn't exactly recommended, especially when those two games also happen to be said player's first ever in Major League Baseball...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 24,389 reads 78 comments

  2. Jose Abreu Showing He's Ready to Become White Sox's Next Big Thing

    The Chicago White Sox will be spending the 2014 season saying goodbye to one of the best hitters in the franchise's storied history, while simultaneously saying hello to perhaps the next great slugger on the South Side...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 8,327 reads 10 comments

  3. Playing Fact or Fiction with Josh Hamilton's White-Hot Start

    This is the Josh Hamilton the Los Angeles Angels thought they were getting. Alas, after paying the f ive -time All-Star $125 million over five years in December 2012, the ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 1,934 reads 4 comments

  4. Will MLB Ever See Another 700-Home Run Career in PED-Testing Era?

    This season brings the 40-year anniversary of the legendary Hank Aaron breaking fellow Hall of Famer Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. In fact, April 8, 1974 —40 years ago today—is the exact date on which Aaron hit No...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 65,156 reads 237 comments

  5. Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 2

    The new baseball season brings with it the inaugural batch of waiver-wire adds for 2014, served up just the way you like 'em: hot and fresh out the oven...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 31,373 reads 40 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Updating the Top 150 Big Board, Week 1

    With the 2014 baseball season going full tilt, the fantasy version of the sport needs all kinds of attention. Like, every-week attention—lest we fickle owners get frustrated and cranky, and that just isn't good for anyone...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 7,109 reads 9 comments

  7. How Masahiro Tanaka's Debut Compares to Past Hyped International Signings

    Considering how it began, the first major league start by Masahiro Tanaka went about as well as that of any other big-name international signing in recent memory...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 14,325 reads 14 comments

  8. Full Preview and Predictions for Masahiro Tanaka's MLB Debut

    For the New York Yankees , the time has come to find out what they'll be getting for their $175 million investment in Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka , who is set to make ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 6,250 reads 22 comments

  9. Giants-Diamondbacks Replay Gaffe Shows System Still Has Ways to Go

    We're only two days into the regular season, and already Major League Baseball's new expanded instant replay rules have come under review...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 3,164 reads 20 comments

  10. Why Yankees Should Be Worried About CC Sabathia After First Start of 2014 Season

    After watching him struggle through his first start of the 2014 regular season against the lowly Houston Astros on Tuesday night, CC Sabathia apologists will say it's only one game...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 14,918 reads 57 comments

  11. Do Hitters or Pitchers Have the Upper Hand Early in the MLB Season?

    Is there such a thing as an "April advantage" in baseball, and if so which side—hitters or pitchers—has the edge in the season's first month? With the calendar flipped ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 3,705 reads 3 comments

  12. Derek Jeter's Farewell 2014 Season Will Be More Than a Limp into the Sunset

    It's only fitting that the New York Yankees are one of the final two teams, along with Tuesday night's opponents, the Houston Astros , to experience their first game of the 2014 season...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 4,943 reads 7 comments

  13. Fantasy Baseball: 10 Opening-Day Roster Surprises Who Are Potential Sleepers

    For fantasy baseball owners, Opening Day means excitement, hope and, of course, more than a few surprises...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 13,883 reads 3 comments

  14. Analyzing Who Could Succeed Bud Selig as MLB Commissioner Enters Final Season

    If Bud Selig is, in fact, going to retire at the end of the year as he says he will , then Major League Baseball has some work to do to figure out who's on deck to become the next commissioner...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 8,859 reads 37 comments

  15. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking Final Preseason Top 150 Big Board

    With spring training finally over (yay!), the 2014 regular season is about to get under way in full (double-yay!!). And with your fantasy baseball draft in the rear-view mirror (triple-yay!!!), it's time to update the Big Board again...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 15,799 reads 23 comments

  16. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Draft Values of Spring Training's Top 10 Breakout Stars

    A breakout in spring training is different from a breakout in the regular season. Except when it's not. Sometimes, in fact, a player's promising performance during the games that don't ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 12,680 reads 7 comments

  17. Fantasy Baseball 2014: B/R Experts' Final 25-Round Mock Draft, Version 3.0

    The title indicates that this article features another mock draft — but this time, it counts. That's because your friendly, neighborhood Bleacher Report MLB writers and editors ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 27,651 reads 41 comments

  18. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Position-by-Position Rankings

    Over the past several weeks , the 2014 fantasy baseball rankings have been rolling out here at Bleacher Report, culminating in the latest, most up-to-date Big Board , which covers the top 150 players heading into the 2014 season...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 25,561 reads 46 comments

  19. What Mega-Contract Rejection Means for the Future of Max Scherzer and the Tigers

    When it comes to locking up Max Scherzer , the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, at least the Detroit Tigers are saying they tried...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 456,357 reads 195 comments

  20. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking Final Preseason Top 150 Big Board

    With spring training just about over for most teams (yay!), the 2014 regular season already underway in Australia for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks (double-yay!!), ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 29,740 reads 30 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball Sleepers 2014: Breakout Candidates at Every Position

    In fantasy baseball, breakouts happen every year, but not every breakout is created equal. That is to say that they come in different shapes, sizes and scopes...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 70,674 reads 8 comments

  22. Yasiel Puig Poised to Silence All Doubters with Big 2014 Season

    Yasiel Puig is probably lucky that last year, in his first camp as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers , he didn't have the spring training he's having this time around...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 6,051 reads 17 comments

  23. Neftali Feliz Discusses Difficult Road Back from Tommy John Surgery

    These days, it seems, if you're a major league pitcher who hasn't had his ulnar collateral ligament replaced, that just means you haven't had Tommy John surgery—yet...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 575 reads 7 comments

  24. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking the Top 25 Prospects to Target for 2014

    Before we embark on the endeavor of ranking the top 25 fantasy prospects to target for the 2014 season, let's get one thing straight up-front: This is based on potential and projected impact for the 2014 season—and the 2014 season alone...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 57,332 reads 18 comments

  25. Is Albert Pujols' Poor Spring Foreshadowing Another Letdown Season?

    The Los Angeles Angels and Albert Pujols have to be hoping the third time's the charm. During Pujols' first two seasons with the team, the club's performance as a whole has ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 13,116 reads 20 comments